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HOW TO DEAL WITH THE GAP BETWEEN THE BEAUTY OF YOUR FOOD AND THE IMAGES YOU TAKE
If you own a restaurant or you are a food blogger you know how important it is to show great photos of your dishes. After all, it’s because of the images that people are drawn to your website/blog.
But how to achieve this on your own? Here are some tips to get you started.
Forget about the idea of “the more light, the better”: lighting in photography is not about quantity, but quality. We don’t want to use the yellowish kind of artificial light you have in your home or in your restaurant, because in most cases it’s really unflattering and difficult to control. What we want is pure indirect daylight: set the table near a big window, where the sun doesn’t get directly, and turn off all the other lights.
Now take a photo and see the difference.
Tell a story
To give more visual power to your food images you need to tell a story. For example, if you’re photographing a breakfast meal, include a beautiful cappuccino in your pic; if it’s a cake, include some utensils or egg shells.
Garnishing your photo will also improve your image tremendously: add some raw ingredients, like a sliced lemon or some fresh herbs.
Find some interesting backdrops
Your dish might be looking great, but if you put the plate on a plastic table your food won’t look so incredible anymore. The best surfaces for food photography are wood, stone and monochromatic, depending on the mood you want to give to your images.
Nobody says they need to be “real” wood or stone: instead of looking for expensive rustic tables, buy posters or scrapbook paper that look similar to wood or stone; you can also use cutting boards or pastry boards.
Your food will look stunning.
Invest in a good camera/lens
To take a good photo you don’t need expensive gear, true. But it helps.
Without going into complicated technicalities, a good camera with a good lens will capture better light, will sharpen the photo and will make the colors pop. It’s an investment that can really make the difference in your food photography.
Mind the angle
What is it that you’re photographing? What’s important to highlight? Not all the food is the same, and neither is the camera angle you should use.
As a general rule, in food photography you want to place your camera between 25 and 75 degrees in relation to your subject. It’s a very versatile angle and it works most of the times.
If you are taking photos of something flat, like a pizza, you might however take the photo from a 90 degree angle (the so-called “birds eye view”). The same goes with dishes where you want to show the layers or the height of the food, like burgers or cakes: in that case you want to place the camera at 0 degree, for a straight-on view.
To make your food look even better, learn how to use simple editing software. I personally use Adobe Lightroom, but anything will do: you just need some tools to enhance the photo, correct the lighting and adjust the contrast.
Personally, I believe that taking photos of food is incredibly fun. I love to play with the colors and the textures. If you don’t agree with me, then you should ask someone else to photograph your food: it takes passion to show passion.
People usually believe that what photographers actually do is only go to places and take images. I get asked this question quite often: what do you do when you’re not shooting photos? Maybe they expect me to say that I have long walks by the sea, that I have hobbies or that I enjoy life in general.
The truth is that when you run a photography business on your own (actually, when you run ANY kind of business on your own), you have to cover all the roles of a small company: the principle is that, since you’re working alone, nobody is going to help you out except you.
You are responsible for everything and if you fail you can only blame yourself.
Think about every aspect of a small business: you have to find new clients, think about marketing strategies, be active on social media, write emails, take care of your website, stay updated with the new trends, study, read magazines and books, deal with your finances, be a book keeper and report your taxes.
Shooting is only a small part of the photographer’s daily life.
Don’t get me wrong, I truly love my job and I would never change it with anything else. After all we, photographers, got to this point because we turned our passion into our profession. Of course there are some aspects of our job that we find a bit boring, but so does any job.
All things considered, working as a photographer brings me so much joy that I don’t even feel like I’m working. Personally, I couldn’t imagine a better job.
If you were looking at a restaurant website, and saw an ordinary photo of an ordinary dish, would you consider eating there? Probably not.
It’s as simple as that: if your food and your venue look attractive on your website, it’s only natural that more people are going to come and book a table at your restaurant.
Getting the right photos is crucial for succeeding in your business: you can’t afford to have low quality photographs, because it may give the wrong impression to your customers.
But I can just use my phone!
It’s not about how pretty the plate is, and it’s not even about how powerful your camera is: if you place your food in a dark corner, or under ugly yellow light, or if you don’t consider the composition, or what can enhance the dish, or what props to use, you will never get a good photo. After all, if food photographers do this for a living, it means that not anybody can do it. It’s their job to make the most out of your food, to consider the light, the composition, the colors. They know how to enhance your dish.
It’s not easy to take gorgeous and appealing food images, but that’s why your should hire a photographer: it’s really worth it!
It’s too expensive!
One of the biggest objections when it comes to food photography is its cost, which is fairly reasonable. You think that paying a professional photographer only to get a few images is a waste of money.
This is where you are wrong: customers are attracted by great food photography, which ultimately will make you sell more and better. People look at your food on your menu, your website and social media, your online ads: show them what a delicious meal you can prepare for them, and draw them to your door. Restaurants that have invested in food photography have never regretted their decision.
Make a monthly agreement
The most successful restaurants online work with their food photographer periodically, usually once a month, to photograph new dishes and seasonal changes. This allows them to have always fresh and interesting content to use online, and also to be consistent with their style of photography.
I know, you’re still worried about the costs, but it’s not as expensive as you think, as it only takes a few hours to take enough photos to fill up your social media for a month.
Even a few great food photos can make a big difference, and professional food photography is what will help you taking your business to the next level.
There’s plenty of restaurants out there, and they all make very good food. What will make your own restaurant stand out?
Just like I said in a recent article about Instagram strategy for restaurants, you need to have great images of your hotel. That is a step you can’t skip, because without great photos bringing people to your Instagram feed won’t be as effective.
However, photography is not an easy art, and taking the right pictures requires more time, energy and skills than you imagine: using your smartphones won’t be enough, as you’ll have to deal with light, background, colors, composition, editing and so on. So perhaps it would be a good idea to hire a photographer, in order to get photos that will make your customers say “wow”.
With that said, let’s see what we can do to attract more guests to your door.
Drop the filters
The average Instagram user generally think that only the images that can’t stand on their own need filters. Just don’t use them. Or, if you find a filter that you truly like and that fits your brand, use it in every post.
Find the right hashtags
Hashtags are the way people find new content, and therefore it’s crucial to use hashtags that are specific to you and your hotel. Think about your ideal guests: what would they be looking for? For example, if your hotel is famous for spa and massage treatments you can work with those words, or if your hotel is in a touristic area you can refer to that. It’s also important that you use hashtags related to your own area, for example #copenhagen #nyhavn.
A pro tip: save the hashtags on a note on your phone, so you won’t have to write them every single time you upload a photo.
There’s more than just your hotel rooms
A great way to create variety into your Instagram feed is to consider not only your best amenities - hotel swimming pool, sunny rooftop, gourmet restaurant - but also what’s around you: whether your hotel is surrounded by outstanding mountains, or it’s located in a touristic area, you want people to see what’s near by.
Check out what your guests are doing
People coming to your hotel might post photos on their own instagram feed. Check the “tagged pictures” tab in your profile and explore all the beautiful images your customers have taken.
However, these photos are not yours. Send each user a message thanking them for staying at your hotel and tell them how you love their picture; ask for their permission to repost their photo and tell them that you will tag them for photo credit.
Get in touch with influencers
Nobody wants someone to stay at their hotel for free, I agree on that. Nonetheless, bloggers and influencers can give you something back: they have a large amount of followers to share their images with. They can provide photo and video content for your own social media platforms and website, giving you marketing material to use.
Obviously, try to understand the difference between a proper blogger and a self-titled influencer: try to understand how that person can benefit your hotel and ask them why you should invest in having them as a guest. The pros will tell you.
Remember that consistency is the key here, and if you can’t deal with social media maybe it would be a good idea to outsource the task.
I’m taking for granted that you already have impressive images of your food, staff, restaurant. We can talk about how to attract people to your instagram feed for how long you like, but if you don’t have a decent collection of photos to show it’ll be all for nothing. The very best way to promote your restaurant is with high-quality drool-inducing photos: having delicious looking photos on your instagram feed is crucial for getting clients. When people look at your photos they have to think “oh wow, I wanna eat that!”.
On the other hand food photography is not as simple as you might think: taking a picture with your smartphone isn’t enough, as you’ll have to deal with light, background, colors, composition, editing and so on. So if you’re not exactly the best photographer consider about hiring one. I promise, it’ll be worth it.
With that said, let’s see what we can do to attract hungry customers to your door.
Drop the filters
Instagram users generally think that only the images that can’t stand on their own need filters. Just don’t use them. Or if you find a filter that you truly like and that fits your brand, use it in every post.
Find the right hashtags
That’s how people find new content every time, so you want to put hashtags on your photos. It might take a bit of your time at first, but once you understand the game it’ll be a piece of cake for you. Start by thinking of hashtags that are specific to you and your restaurant: if your restaurant is specialised in vegan food, try with #vegan and #organic; if you’re known for your weekend brunch buffet maybe use #brunchbuffet. Remember also to use hashtags related to your own area, for example #copenhagen #vesterbro.
A pro tip: save the hashtags on a note on your phone, so you won’t have to write them every single time you upload a photo.
There’s more than just food
Great photos of food are the core of your instagram feed, but people want to see more than just that: show your customers the daily life of your restaurant. Take photos of the staff, some dish preparation, the interiors. Show them what happens behind closed doors.
Check out what your customers are doing
People coming to your restaurant might post photos on their own instagram feed. Check the “tagged pictures” tab in your profile and explore all the beautiful images your customers have taken.
However, these photos are not yours. Send each user a message thanking them for eating at your restaurant and tell them how you love their picture; ask for their permission to repost their photo and tell them that you will tag them for photo credit.
There’s plenty of food bloggers out there, with a large amount of followers. They are in constant need of fresh content to post, and in need to gain more and more followers. They’re very easy to reach: you can either send them a message through Instagram or you can use their email (look at their bio, there’s high chances you’ll find their email address there). Some of them might ask you for a little compensation, but many will be happy to share their audience with you for the cost of a dinner for two. Invite them over: they can give you a huge exposure on their platforms.
If your company has an online presence I’m sure you are aware of the pressure of having to post content on a daily basis. The problem is that this pressure can lead you to post images only to fill up your platform.
However, remember that the content you share on social media shapes the image your potential clients have of your company. If you use short and ineffective messages and low quality images, your followers will have that same perception of your brand. So, instead of randomly put content out there that doesn’t interest anyone, let’s try to find something that resonates with your clients.
Who are you trying to reach?
It’s every marketer’s first rule: you have to understand who your ideal customer is. It isn’t enough to know the demographics and location of your target audience. You have to know as much as possible about them, including their interests, their values, their opinions. Where do they go shopping? What do they do in their free time?
Knowing all of this will help you come up with content that is designed specifically for them, and you will be able to optimise their experience.
Share only relevant content
Once you’ve established what your audience is, the next step will come naturally to you. Whatever you post on your social media platform, your message has to be relevant to your audience. It’s the only way to catch their attention and engage with them. After all, the core of social media is to start a conversation: if your audience isn’t interested in what you’re saying, they won’t engage.
The best way to engage your clients is to create your own content. People connect on a personal level, so your content needs to be unique and reflect your own values.
This might be the most critical step, as it requires time, energy and - mostly - creativity: whether you need text or images, your content needs to be stunning and captivating. So if you don’t have the time and the skills to write articles or take images on a daily basis, it’s a good idea to outsource this task and hire someone to do it for you: you will save a lot of time and you will get the result you want.
It’s like going to the gym. At first you go 4 times a week, then 3, then twice and eventually you quit. But you know that if you want to reach your goal you have to be consistent.
Social media work the same way. You can’t expect to gain clients by only posting one great image. That’s why one of the most critical things to do is creating a social media calendar: in order to make the most out of your new amazing audience-related content, you have to think in the long run, otherwise you’ll find yourself scrambling to find content to share.
Many people believe that social media platforms are big time wasters. However, if you understand the mechanism you will get a valuable tool for building long-term relationships with your clients and for finding new customers. Focus on interacting with people, instead of just shouting out what you sell, and you’ll find new opportunities of business.
Planning a wedding is not an easy task, there’s many important decisions to be made, like the venue, the dress, the flowers. The wedding photographer is one of your most crucial choices: your wedding photographs will last a lifetime, they are the images that you will show to your children, grandchildren, to your friends and relatives.
Your first instinct is to start a google search with the words “wedding photographer + city-you-live-in”, and that gives you an endless list of very talented people. There are so many wedding photographers out there, and they each have a different vision of how to capture your wedding day.
Now you feel overwhelmed, I know, but that’s why I want to share this article with you: how can you choose the wedding photographer that fits your wishes and your needs?
First of all, ask around
Even in the age of internet and social media, personal referrals are still the best way to find a wedding photographer. Ask your family and friends: they probably share the same taste and have a similar budget to you; and if they were happy with their photographs, there’s a good chance you will be too. They will tell you about their experience with that particular photographer, from the first meeting to the photo delivery.
Once you have some names in mind, have a look at their portfolio, website, instagram feed. Ask yourself if you like the images you see, and what you like about them: whether is the classic posed portraits or spontaneous candid images, or whether is the strong contrast and colours or the natural feel; try to narrow down what draws your attention.
But be realistic: if you’ve chosen a small and intimate venue downtown for your wedding, look for inspiration within that concept, rather than falling in love with open, airy outdoor wedding photos.
What about their personality?
It might sound unnecessary, but their personality will affect the way they work with you. Remember that passion is the key, and if they’re passionate about their work not only will they give you their best, but they will walk the extra mile to meet your needs.
Honesty is also another quality to look for: ask them what are their weaknesses. A professional photographer will definitely tell you.
Tell them what you want
They might have extensive experience in shooting weddings, but wedding photographers can’t read your mind. Talk to them in detail about what you wish for.
Don’t take for granted that they will take a photo of every person attending the wedding: they don’t know your guests, and have no idea whether someone is your best friend or a distant relative. In this regard, I’ve found very useful to make a list of people that bride and groom want to be photographed with: for example their grandma, siblings, childhood friends.
Agree on the details
Think carefully about the price. If you are spending a lot of money on your wedding day and you want to save on the photographer, you might regret it later. Remember that with time your own memory will fade, and the only thing that will stand the test of time is your wedding photographs. How much are you willing to pay for magical memories?
Talk to your wedding photographer and ask about the price in details, in order to avoid surprises: is the transport included? And what happens if you ask them to stay for one more hour?
Also, ask them how many wedding photographs you will receive, when you will receive them, and how (digital file? prints?).
If you have chosen a professional photographer, you can now relax, as they will take care of everything for you. You can enjoy your wedding day with your family and friends, and trust the photographer to create the memories you desire.
I got to Varanasi by train, at night.
I was thrown into an ocean of chaos, dirt and humanity.
It’s not up to me to explain what Varanasi is: its complexity is so tremendous that it would be presumptuous of me to give you a comprehensive picture.
But I want to tell you another story, that has little if nothing to do with it.
One afternoon in Varanasi I decided to stay away from the temples and the ghats, to avoid the tourists, the beggars and the boatmen asking if I wanted a boat ride. I got lost in a labyrinth of narrow streets and small houses that look all alike.
Around sunset, as I was still wandering in the streets, I was lucky enough to step into a yard where some boys were training. With them there was who I believe being their guru.
None of them could speak any English, unfortunately, so communication was based on instinct and hand gestures. They tried to teach me some yoga positions that I couldn’t possibly repeat, and laughed at my clumsiness. Then I made clear that I wanted to take some pictures of them, and as soon as they saw the camera they all started posing and showing me what they were capable of. Their pride and skills were undeniable, their joy contagious. Then, as the sun set below the horizon, they all left me for the evening prayer ceremony by the ghat.
This is, by far, the best set of photographs I took during my journey in India.
Good Friday is the day catholics recall the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. All over the catholic world grief is commemorated with images of the cross, of the beaten body of Jesus and of the mourning Virgin. It’s the day of death.
Not far from where I was born there is a beautiful little town called Vico del Gargano. I arrived there at 8 in the morning, on Good Friday.
Every year, on that day, at that time, the members of the five local brotherhoods wear their traditional robes and start carrying around wooden sculptures of Jesus and the Virgin. They go to all the twelve churches of the old town, singing out loud gloomy and sorrowful hymns in Latin. They walk all day by foot, in penance.
It’s a day of great spiritual involvement for everyone, even for non believers like me.
This is one of the few places where these timeless and ancient traditions are still on, unchanged. And if it wasn’t for their sneakers, their smartphones and their sunglasses, it would be really hard to tell in which year you’re in.
A malarian swamp, hit by the tide, seems like the worst place ever to lay the foundations of a city. Unless you have to escape the axes of the Barbarian warriors, come to burn, steal and kill. It’s the 5th century, the Roman Empire is on its knees, the system is collapsing, everybody’s on their own. It’s chaos.
That swamp doesn’t look so bad now, does it?
Those few miles of shallow water between Venice and the mainland are the very same reason why the city has grown into one of the most fascinating places in the world. Far from the mainland’s politics and schemes, Venice has always been different from any other place.
A city built from fear turned into a diamond embedded along the Italian east coast.
By walking aimlessly in the narrow streets of Venice you can feel the great beauty of this timeless and unique city: the signs of its decadent splendour and its glamorous past leave you breathless at every corner. The dream of every photographer. Then suddenly the thought hits you: this is not just a city, just a location, just the venue of some events in history; Venice is itself the main character of its own story, where people and wars and events are only temporary elements of its own personal tale.
If Venice was a person, it’d be a woman. It would be the femme fatale that stares at you across a crowded room, she’d be the mysterious lady that grabs your soul and conquers you by charm. The embellished facades of the buildings become her embroidered gown, the Byzantine architecture is her jewellery, the perfume of the incense her seductive scent, the vivacity of the markets her impudent laugh, the Canal Grande the spine along which you want to run your fingers.
Venice is the irresistible sin you want to get lost in.
Today I wanna talk about this awesome woman I’ve recently met.
Her name is Namibia Flores Rodriguez, and she is the only known female boxer in Cuba.
As we all know, boxing is so popular in Cuba that the country boasts more gold titles at the Olympics than any other nation. But Cuba doesn’t allow women to play, because of the nationwide ban on women’s competitive boxing.
Women aren’t strong enough, they say.
And even if Namibia undertakes the same unrelenting regime as her male counterparts (running the same circuits, lifting the same truck tires), her own country denies her the opportunity to compete.
She is ditching the oppressive impact of the law, training underground hoping soon the ban will be lifted. She hopes that one day she will represent her country in the Olympic Games.
Maceo Frost made a wonderful short movie about her, you can watch the teaser here.
Sadly, the wedding album is the first expense couples decide to cut when planning their wedding. It’s fairly understandable, since they already have to put so much money into everything else. Besides, modern society has shown us that we can do everything without paper.
So is it really important to print our wedding photos and create an album?
Yes, it is.
Nowadays we believe that what really matters is the present: we post a photo on Instagram but after 3 days nobody remembers it. Have you ever been in that situation where you had to scroll your Facebook page for entire minutes before finding the photo you where looking for? And what about that folder of photos in that hard disk without a label, forgotten in your desk?
Is this what you wish for your wedding photos?
Sometimes, when I visit my parents and feel nostalgic I take out the box of family photographs and spend hours looking at them, sitting on the floor with chocolate and coffee: look how handsome my grandpa was, how much I look like my grandma, my parents as babies, me as a baby. My mom smiling at the photo of my dad when he was the young man she met. My brother asking if he really had that stupid teddy bear with one missing eye.
That’s why is important to print our images, because memories tend to fade over time, and in 10, 20, 30 years we will have nothing of our digital legacy. We need to remember the key moments of our life, and have it in our hands, instead that on the screen of our laptop.
A wedding album is the book you will show to relatives and friends, is the book you will look at anniversaries, the book your children and grandchildren will see.
You have already spent so much money for your wedding, don’t let it disappear.
Composition is the key element that can make the difference between a common image, and a stunning photograph. It’s all about how to arrange the elements in your picture, what to include, what to remove, where to position yourself. It’s one of the most important things any photographer should know.
Next time you take a photo, any photo, try to look for lines, curves, shapes, seek the symmetry, explore the negative space surrounding your subject, remove all the distractions from your photographs. It’s not simple, because sometimes deciding what stays out of the frame is even more challenging than deciding what to include, but once you get used to it, those lines and those elements will reveal themselves to your eye, no matter whether you’re looking at a landscape or a portrait. It will become natural and easy to build your shots around a strong composition, you will quickly recognise the structure of images, and you will see what famous photographers and painters have done.
Photography is visual, we shall never forget that.
I took this photo when I was in south of Italy, some weeks ago.
I was at the daily market, taking some pictures, and went for a walk along the beach, to have a look at the fishing boats. Facing the sea there is a beautiful medieval castle, built by the Hohenstaufen during the 13th century. It’s surprisingly well preserved, and despite the fact that this has always been a land of battles and occupations, time has only scratched its walls.
Anyway, when I went home and looked at this photo I saw nothing.
Was about to bin it, but then at a second look I saw some potential.
What if I change something?
What if it was taken at night?
But I can’t go back at night.
Then what if I make it look like it was taken at night?
So I turned my laptop on, opened my notebook, grabbed my graphic tablet and started playing around: I darkened it, I added some blue, desaturated a bit, painted the lights, the flares, the rain. Different kinds of rain, ‘cause otherwise it would look too fake. A bit of fog here and there.
I had to stop myself after a while, ‘cause the possibilities were unlimited.
It doesn't look great, it was just a fun thing to do, I didn’t even put that much effort in making it look like a very realistic scene, but it opened a whole new world of opportunities: editing photos is an art itself, and your only limit is your imagination.
“Guhkkin davvin Dávggáid vuolde sabmá suolggai Sámieanan”
(Far up North 'neath Ursa Major Gently rises Saamiland)
Sami national anthem
I have spent perhaps the most beautiful days of my life exploring the area around Lyngseidet, in the north of Norway.
I had never been in the Arctic, and I was expecting merciless cold and thick darkness.
Found neither: the full moon reflecting on the snow and the sun teasing from below the horizon gave enough light to take good photographs, and the clothes I got were so warm that the cold and the wind were soon forgotten.
I had already heard locals talking about their lands, and got very curious by the fact that in their stories the mountain was a vivid presence. “The mountain calls you”, they said. Like a person, something alive. A sort of spirit. Now that I’ve seen it with my eyes I can understand what they meant: the constant presence of these high mountains, with their big vertical slopes that make them so close to you, is a reminder of how small and insignificant we truly are. For centuries people here have lived and died at the foot of the mountain, depending on the weather, adjusting their daily life according to the elements. If you want to survive, you will have to adjust to the world, not the other way around.
There is no escape, there is no mercy.
And yes, the mountain does call you, to show you how magic nature can be. It gives you everything if you’re willing to embrace it. It shows you the slow relentless passage of time through the rocks split by the ice. It shows you its silent strength through the cracks over the icy surface of the sea, broken by the tide. It shows you all the shades of pink through the clouds in the sky. It shows you its rage, by smacking the ground with the sharp wind. It shows you the spirit of the ancient gods, evoked by the northern lights.
Never in my life I’ve felt so mortal and at the mercy of the elements.
Never in my life I’ve felt so in tune with the world.
Since I left my hometown I have naturally absorbed the big city’s habits and made the urban routine mine. Even more so when I moved to Copenhagen: the cold modern hub in the north. One of these habits is buying food at the supermarket where everything is selected, packed and wrapped; you don’t even need to have any interaction with other people.
So when I had a walk at the daily market during my Christmas holidays in south of Italy, I felt a bit like a tourist. I had forgotten about all the different colours, noises and perfumes. The genuine feeling of buying fresh fish, still alive. The farmers offering you a taste of fruit. The smell of the cheese stalls. The sacks of local almonds. The boys yelling. How much per kilo. Counting your coins.
I returned back home with plenty of photos and a bag full of mussels and clams.
What a great meal we had.
These days everyone is talking about the cold, the snow, the storm and blablabla.
So I want to give my contribution with this photo taken a year ago, January 2016.
I had just started working with Nixonbui, a Copenhagen based menswear brand.
We were planning some fashion photographs for their website. So to reflect the brand’s philosophy, made of tribal traditions and urban attitude, we decided to simply take some clothes and go shoot outside.
In the nature.
In the coldest days of the year.
We went to a park in Copenhagen, near Vestamager. The weather was perfect for the kind of vibe we were looking for: misty and foggy. The water was a sheet of ice and the colours were enhanced by the clouds. It was so cold though that after a while I couldn’t feel my fingers.
And yeah I got mocked all day ‘cause I was wearing sneakers in the frozen mud (I’m a city girl).
But the outcome was spectacular.
Yesterday I joined François, the ultimate Copenhagen Urban Explorer, in one of his tours: we biked to the abandoned military airport near Værløse, 20 km northwest of Copenhagen.
We had a stroll among the remains of the glorious Danish air force, stepping cautiously on broken glasses and rotten beams.
I took some photos to show you how time has turned the site into a powerful image of vandalism.
I spent some beautiful days in Milan last week.
I didn’t know the city, as I hadn’t been there before, but I loved its coherence and its contradictions from the first moment: elegance, style and subtle religiousness, avant-garde and tradition, noise and silence. This is what Milan gave me.
I wanted to improve my street photography skills, and show things as I was experiencing them.
Here you can see some photos I took with my invisible compact camera.