People often comment on my photo asking "did you take this photo ?" I have to take a deep breath not to get nasty.
Would have I spent the last fifty years of my life taking photos, with all the ups and down to be a sixty years old man and publish someone else's photo?
Yes. These are all my photos, taken mostly from 1986 trough 1994 when I was really active as a photojournalist. In this collection I post the photos I take daily in the Italian piazzas and places I get lucky to be able to visit.
I am lucky enough to live in an area (Venice area) where culture and art, music and theatre are our daily bread. Jazz, Movies, Summit, Kings, Queens, Actors and Actresses love to come here in this beautiful region called Veneto.Here is where I got the chance to shoot all these people, from Pope John Paul the II whom I followed while vacationing in the Dolomites.
Reagan, Tatcher,MItterand during the 1987 Summit in Venice, King Hussein and his lovely wife Noor with their children, Martin Scorsese at the Movie Festival in Venice, Chet Baker, two months before he died in Amsterdam performed in a small club near Venice where there were just fifty people in the club, given the size of it. PInk Floyd in Venice was also a big event in 1987. 250K people showed up at the free concert where the stage was set on the Lagoon in front of S. Mark's Square. These just to mention a few episodes of my life dedicated to the burning passion of taking pictures or "writing with the light". I also love writing with my pen, so I am trying to match these two viruses that have been implanted in my blood by my parents (dad loved photo, mom our beautiful Italian language) One more thing I would like to say, before I turn this comment into my "about me" page on my profile: I did it all for the passion, for the love of it, not for the money. As a creative person I have concentrated more on what I was really able to do, not on the business part of it. I never considered really this my "job", even if the newspapers and the magazines were paying to publish my pictures, it was a dream, my dream that was becoming true trough dedication, suffering and hard work. I risked my life at least three or four times when I started as a war photographer but someone up there always kept an eye on me. I'm here now to tell those stories who filled my extraordinary different life. I have a "backpack full of photos and stories to tell". I decided to become a writer and published my first book last year in december. I am almost finished on a secon and working on my third. I still have a dream,(because if one stops dreaming he/she becomes old) I will see my book become a movie and I will take all the friends who believed in my dream and supported it to the premiere of that movie. Yes. I did take all the pictures that I publish.
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from July 2011
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Pen for Hire.
I am fluent in English Italian and Spanish. If you need to contact me, just send me a message on G+
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Now I am a Street Photographer , as I love those wrinkles and scars on people's faces who can tell a story.
I blog here daily and love it,
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I am also a manager of Good Music ( a page dedicated to music videos and links)