Amsterdam, 2012
Amsterdam, 2012

“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.

Italy May 2015
May 2015

London’s MONUMENTal skyline

London, April 2014
London, April 2014

More entries here.

Rome, via del Pellegrino
Rome, via del Pellegrino

I quite feel like I’m running out of windows!!

This is my entry for the current Weekly Photo Challenge, but in the last weeks I’ve been literally publishing ONLY windows! Have a look at:
Io non sono qui.12
Io non sono qui.11 (I’m not there)
In light of
When daydreams come true

Berlin, Kreuzberg, August 2012
Berlin, Kreuzberg, August 2012

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
what’s impossible?

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)

Linz, Austria, July 2011
Linz, Austria, July 2011