My grandma Lily was born in 1914, just a few weeks before the outbreak of the Great War. Her parents, Francesco and Francesca (yes, they were true soulmates in every sense), were humble, hardworking, loving and beautiful people. Francesco was a gem cutter. He started with nothing, worked hard, and eventually built a workshop of his own that employed ten people. His family and his home were his world. Francesca was the soul of that world, and of the company too.Read More
"I believe this world needs more beautiful madmen.
More restless wanderers. More street photographers."
Essentially, we all want our work to be loved. We want to be acknowledged by our peers and admired by our audience. We want to hear that our creative endeavors are meaningful, worthwhile, and really good. Making photographs and putting ourselves out there makes us vulnerable, and we long for our daily shot of reassurance.Read More
Before I became a street photographer, I had been a walker. And I still am. Walking is a form of meditation, and loving your walks is an indispensable part of street photography. Walking is healing. It clears your head, it lets you breathe more deeply, it allows your thoughts to flow with ease. Walking is inspiring. It connects you to the place and to the people. It exposes you to new angles, new light, new emotions.Read More
Our days seem short and we feel our years pass by before we get a chance to take a breath. We are being carried away by the whirlwind of have-to, should-have, hate-this-but-gotta-do-it and there's-no-time-left-for-me. We do too much, and we do most of it on autopilot. Our days are short because there is nothing memorable about them. Or actually, there is, but we speed through them like tanks on an adrenaline overdose, too busy to notice.Read More
Our society teaches us to not believe in our work. We are taught to wait for external validation, for someone else to tell us: "You're doing a good job." And when it happens, we kinda brush it off. "Ah, it's just something that I do. Not a big deal."Read More