Photos of walls as backdrops

Wandering through Tuscan villages is beautiful in itself and doubly beautiful for a photographer. The eyes may wander far away and meet villas, mansions, fields, nature, sunsets… but beauty can be found in close-ups as well and insignificant walls – old, stained, faded, weathered – can become an awesome background …

Naples’ busy architecture: i palazzi di Napoli

What is a «palazzo?» In Italian, we normally use the word «palazzo»  to mean large, popular, apartment blocks. This kind of architecture does not exists in the Anglo-Saxon world and the literal translation «palace» would most often sound out of place. Yet, «palazzi» are large, often majestic, magnificent, often ancient, …

Napoli and its old town: a short photo-essay

For my two-days trip in Napoli (Naples: I somehow dislike using the Anglo-Saxon name for this Italian town), the photographic gear choice was quite easy:  I wanted light and unobtrusive. I went for an iPhone 5 and a Fuji X-T1 fitted with a Nikkor 50/1.2 lens. Although normally I like …

Cars parked in the street

They may have travelled for miles, they may have come from the most disparate places, often very different from the ones where we see them: cars, parked in the streets, tell interesting stories when they are framed in their environment: stories made of contrasts, surprises, colours and cultural clashes. I …