Bali (Indonesia). A woman is harvesting rice on a terraced rice field close to Ubud.
Istanbul (Turkey). Today April 23rd is the Children’s Day in Turkey (Çocuk Bayramı). The country celebrates its children, and I think this is a wonderful tradition. I celebrate this special day with all my Turkish friends posting a photograph I captured two years ago during a walk around Balat, in Istanbul. I met these three children playing war: when I proposed them to pose for my camera, they did it in a way like “ok, but please be fast; we have to fight our enemy”. The huge contrast between their behaviour and their children’s eyes impressed me a lot. I found this photo quite symbolic: for this reason – once again – I use it to celebrate this important day: 23 Nisan Çocuk Bayramı kutlu olsun!!
New York (USA). Night landscape of the Manhattan Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Lombok (Indonesia). A sunset admired from one of the several resorts in Senggigi, at Lombok island
Amasya (Turkey). A hidden gem in the heart of the Anatolia, Amasya is as small as famous for its glorious history and for the Kings of Pontus rock tombs, which were built in the mountain facing the town.
Island of Brac (Croatia). A sailboat is leaving the small port of Brac (in Croatia) during a typical summer sunset
Istanbul (Turkey). A staircase between Cihangir and the Bosphorus
Food photography is not an easy assignment. From one side, you must show that the product is “teasing”; from the other one, it must be as much real as possible. Furthermore, there’s the general composition… For this shooting, I agreed with the owner to choose a total white background and a minimal scene, in order to highlight the brown color of this carrot cake together with its ingredients (cinnamon, died fruit and walnuts). I think it is nice!
Lastovo (Croatia). I like walking along docks: I always bring a camera with me, and fishermen are one of my favorite subjects.
I met this men in Lastovo (the Italian name is Lagosta) and – no need to say – my attention was captured by the big fish (I think it was a snapper) and the man that was preparing it. Very close there are some good restaurants, and he was arranging the dinner for some customers (including myself). The clear sunlight of sunset was colouring the scene with a nice warm tone.
One curiosity: in Milan there’s a place named “Piazzale Lagosta“. I think it’s the same “Lagosta” of the Croatian “Lastovo”.
Istanbul (Turkey). A man is preparing one of the most simple but popolar amusement: shooting balloons with a compressed air rifle! All the seaside, especially the long one between Kadikoy and Moda – in the Asian side – is populated by these nicely coloured balloons, which match perfectly with the sunset.