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"Don't think you have arrived, when your journey has only just begun"
(common expression in Italy)
I’ve met too many photographers that consider themselves “arrived”, as they don’t need to improve their skills. There’s so much more in visual arts than the few rules of composition we read about in photography books. And you don’t need lamps and a studio to take cool photos.
Inspiration is everywhere.
The picture below was taken at Arken Museum, near Copenhagen. But that’s not a cool corner of the building or an interesting piece of art: that’s the toilet. Me and my (weird) friend were just in line, when we saw the light wall and started being silly.
I love the outcome.
When you start in photography they all tell you the same thing: you have to find your sub-category, since you can’t do everything in the huge photography world.
For me it was imperative to take pictures of people, somehow: no matter whether it was fashion, weddings or corporate photography, I need to interact with people, or I would get immediately bored.
There is only one sub-category in the immense photography field where you can experience so many different kinds of emotion: weddings.
Because it’s your stories.
“Relentless” is a good word for describing something that’s harsh, unforgiving, and persistent.
One of the things I love about Copenhagen is the considerable amount of green areas in and out of town. A couple of months ago, I went to this huge park between Gentofte, Lyngby and Klampemborg, to take photos of Miriam, the nice dog walker running Hey Dog.
The sun was high and spring was finally blooming. We were having fun with pictures and dogs.
And then, at some point, we noticed the presence of these gorgeous horses in the park, riding all around us.
We could hear their mighty bodies and feel their heavy steps.
But boy it was so difficult to take a photo of them in focus!
According to the ancient myths, Ambrosia is the food of Greek gods, said to bestow immortality.
I haven't got tired yet of telling anyone the story of that magnificent wedding I shot in Sicily a few weeks ago, probably because it was the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen. Every thing was just perfect, not too much and not too little: the venue, the food, the atmosphere, the bride’s anxiety, my camera’s batteries.
And it was so easy to fall in love with Sicily, again.
Imagine flying from Copenhagen to Catania, to find a wonderful sun and the volcano in eruption, the taste of the sea and the smell of the fruit.
Imagine the market stalls in the streets, plenty of fresh tuna.
Imagine a timeless land, where you can breathe ancient Greece, Islamic culture and the ruins of the Spanish Empire at once.
You wouldn't get tired of that, would you?
If you don't know yet about Nixonbui, you should really look into it: it's a new menswear brand, whose values are a blend of tribal virtues and modern ideals. I have no doubt that these guys will take over Copenhagen first, and the whole Scandinavia soon: they believe in the brand and they have all the skills to make it work, and that's already half of the job.
Their energy is contagious!