I was invited by some fellows photographers for a Camp in an ancient Italian villa in the Monferrato region, where some friends asked me to share some of my experiences as a wedding photographer. I’ve spent a great time with my friends and colleagues, sharing our days in the villa, having fun and of course photographing and talking about photography all the time. It’s always a little bit challenging but also very moving to me to have the chance to take portraits of colleagues, friends or my beloved in general.
Eloping in Capri in October means to find sunny days a go-go and tourists from all over the world. I’m always lucky because my couples that come to Italy for weddings are usually happy to follow me through not-so-conventional paths, far from the crazy crowd. This time, with Christine and Domenic, was my time to follow them. After the getting ready we have gone up to Anacapri through the narrow streets of the island with a crazy taxi driver, and then to the Solaro mount, up with the chairlift (amazing stuff, I have to repeat it one day or another). It was a beautiful and moving wedding ceremony, celebrated by Rosa, one of the sweetest women on Earth. Seeing that panorama while the spouses were getting married, swearing and sharing eternal love on the top of the world, has been one of the most beautiful experiences in my whole life. Details and expressions of two gentle and particular souls with a very vintage mood.
A declaration of love to film photography
There’s a reason why I shoot on film, a very particular reason to me. I really don’t know if film photography is better than digital, I only know that I love to shoot on film. If you’ve ever seen a photo taken on film, you’ve probably noticed that film photography has at least two special, concrete “features” on its side – the same old story that every film photographer will tell you again and again.
This is second part of the editorial photo shoot done with my personal muse :) This time Sissi is Miss White. The location is that wonderful place called Spazio E20 – I mentioned it here before. Doing some personal or editorial photo session is always a challenge but mainly is something that I love mostly because of the inner freedom in it. You have more time to take one single photo and especially to think about every single shot, imagine it, planning it, and also dreaming about the whole story you’re going to represent. Of course, yes, it means you can make your personalizations, and this will be something totally yours forever.
Corielle and Glenn asked me to follow them during a walk through Monterosso. I could say that this little town has two faces, like many places in Italy indeed. The first face is the one built around turism, especially in the oldtown. You find good restaurants, lot of cute souvenirs shops. The second face of Monterosso is far more wild, is the one out of the control of the human being: the nature, the sea, the mountains that surround the town, as in the whole Cinque Terre coast. No need to say that Monterosso is a not so-big-place, so its various sides blen together finally. Monterosso it’s an adorable fishermen’s village where you can find ancient traditions still alive.