One more old photo, published on “Il Fotografo”, n.215 March 2010, Sprea editors, p.29
TRACCE DI UN GIARDINO
“Un curioso particolare quello che nota Giulia Bernini, la quale sfrutta come allusione di una parte per far intuire la presenza di un tutto che si deve così ricostruire nell’immaginazione dell’osservatore.
Diventa così sorprendente come una porzione di parete o di pilastro si trasformi in una superficie quasi magica dove sembrano apparire, tra le ombre dei rami, scene di un gioco riflesso, sognato, forse avvenuto, o tuttora in corso, lì poco lontano.”
(Laura Marcolini, Il Fotografo)
Laura Plantation is a restored historic Louisiana Creole plantation on the west bank of the Mississippi River near Vacherie, Louisiana, (U.S.). Formerly known as Duparc Plantation, it is significant for its early 19th-century Créole-style raised big house and several surviving outbuildings, including six slave cabins. It is one of only 15 plantation complexes in Louisiana with this many complete structures. Because of its historical importance, the plantation is on the National Register of Historic Places. The site, in St. James Parish, Louisiana, is also included on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. (source: Wikipedia)
“People are getting insane, they even take pictures at wine bottles now…”
…said a woman stepping in front of my camera, shaking her head, while I was fascinated by the reflection.
Years are passing by, still, I keep noticing we do not ALL see the same thing when we look at something.
London’s MONUMENTal skyline
My second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge
Sometimes I can’t help but thinking about a person I used to know. It was the time I had a very ordinary digital camera and I was a thousand miles far from thinking that, one day, I could have ever had a reflex. This person used to tell me it was not me being good in taking pictures: I just happened to be in beautiful places, thus I could not take any credit for pushing the camera button. Somehow, it was convincing enough that I only managed to shoot average pictures.
5 years later, I found out we do not ALL see the same thing when we are looking at something. Speaking about me, I always search for something different, unexpected and unusual to shoot at. So when I happened to be in my
dream swimming-pool, it was actually just a big, bright, beautiful but quite empty room. Until I noticed the reflection on the floor.
Sometimes the best comes when you turn something upside down.
I would now tell to all that kind of people:
Who’s to say
as the surface breaks reflections fade
As my mind begins to spread its wings
there’s no stopping curiosity
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
Who’s to say
I can’t do everything?
Well I can try
and as I roll along I begin to find
things aren’t always just what they seem…
(“Upside Down”, Jack Johnson)
Two years ago I was in Linz, Austria, and during my staying I happened to visit a very interesting exhibition held in the city centre. The theme was wind, water and everything related to it (fog, rain, ice, etc.). It took place in a pretty big building, so visitors had to go through many rooms, floors, terraces.
I believe I was not the only one, as a child, who daydreamed about having a swimming-pool in the dream apartment. By this, I don’t mean a proper swimming pool, but a room filled with water, where to jump in just opening the door.
What I found in one of the rooms of the exhibition, was terribly close to my childhood dream…
Let’s say it was a dream coming true!