Can mistakes sometimes be beneficial?

Often what we consider mistakes can bring some kind of benefit to our lives. In photography, for example,  there are plenty of rules that we can decide to follow if we want to, but shooting with an open mind can give us surprising results. Always leave a margin for mistakes, as this can lead to a more personal and unique interpretation of the world around us.  Photographs can convey deep feelings and emotions,  as long as we are able to freely express ourselves through the lens. The same thing happens when we learn any new skill…We have to experiment and make mistakes to learn something and if someone tells us what to do, is usually not enough, as we have to find our way around it.

Do you follow any aesthetic rule in photography? Which one and why?

Would you consider shooting photos more spontaneously? Why/Why not?

 

 

Just like velvet.

A detail can change your day, when you manager to spot it. I just love the way in which the red colour bleeds into the bright green.

Do you have a favourite color combination when it comes to photography? Which one?

Do you notice colours when you photograph?

Which subject works best in colours?

 

 

Thriving through boundaries.

Sometimes we take decisions which lead us towards a less comfortable situation, pushing our boundaries so that we can grow into e new version of ourselves.  This often takes some kind of courage and, therefore, it’s not an easy thing to do. We like our good and bad habits because we know what to expect. But the nicest things happen when we thing outside the box.

In the past three years I’ve been learning about how to become a teacher, which at first felt pretty uncomfortable, in the same way I had some issues calling myself a photographer after twenty years of experience shooting in studio. But learning to become a better teacher might have made me a better version of myself, and perhaps a better photographer.  I don’t know, but I’d like to think so. Anyway, it feels good to look back and realize that we are not in the same place we were not long ago, as a really good friend said to me.

Just above the city…

It’s becoming a good habit of mine, to walk around town with a friend, my dog and my camera. Usually, you are so familiar with the place you live in that several things can get unnoticed, especially small things. The camera often works as a magnifying glass, where ordinary things gain importance while they are put into a different context. You choose and select the world around you in order to create a sequence of images which convey a personal vision and tell a unique story.

Around Genoa with my personal assistent…

Looking up…

Sunday morning spent looking up…
Easy, relaxing shots. My kind of yoga exercise…slowly getting into my daily routine!
A 50 mm lens changes everything, style and prospettive, getting farther away from the subject and giving the opportunity of using empty space, to draw the viewer attention through the composition.