When I don’t have anything else to shoot or I’m just short of visual inspiration, I take my camera and go to the nearest street market. With a fair amount of characters hanging around, all the colourful items and the intense life going on while the daily business is carried out, Sicilian street markets can never be boring. Read More
You gotta love those perfect early autumn evenings in Sicily, when the temperature is just right, neither hot, nor cold, and the clouds make the sky look picturesque without blocking the golden light of the setting sun. These are the ideal conditions to enjoy a drive from Marsala to Trapani, and a landscape dotted with windmills and salt pans. Read More
Marsala is a charming town on the western coast of Sicily. It is most famous for its signature wine and it’s also a popular destination because of the number of close-by attractions. Two days are not enough to enjoy all the sights – at least they’re not if you’re a slow traveller like us. But nothing prevents you from ‘bookmarking’ the place on the map, to go back for more when you have a chance. Especially if you don’t live too far away 🙂 Read More
Juxtaposition, that is placing opposing or contrasting elements side by side, is an interesting concept to use in visual communication. Some of the most common juxtapositions seen in photography include tradition vs. modernity, old vs. young, rich vs. poor, local vs. global, big vs. small, and so on.
One photographic juxtaposition that has intrigued me lately, and that I think has a lot of potential, both aesthetically and conceptually, is the contrast between stillness and movement. There are several ways to render movement photographically, but a way to achieve a good contrast between stillness and movement in a frame is to extend the exposure time. With a long enough exposure moving elements will show motion blur, whereas still ones will be tack sharp. Read More