Last Friday I decided to finally go back to my origins but with a nice twist. I woke at 5.30am, had a quick breakfast. An Italian one of course with an espresso and an amazing croissant. Got a train at 6.28am and at 7.00 sharp I arrived at London Bridge. Weather wasn’t the best to be honest but I managed a couple of hours of walking from there to Victoria Station. My plan was to get the unusual on an early day. Well didn’t go as aspected but I luckily managed some nice shoots.
London is really beautiful at any time but in the early day the city is empty and all the pub are closed. There isn’t life apart from workers, cleaners, runners and old people sitting on a bench with a fresh copy of their favourite newspaper looking like internet didn’t attached to them.
My journey move on to Covent Garden where the Market was starting to get alive. The stalls were still empty but slowly all the goods were arriving and people slowly started to approaching. Someone holding a coffee, some couple visiting the place probably for the first time.
My stomach at some point started to ask for a second breakfast and then I decided to stop at Cafe Nero an while I was there enjoying an amazing Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake I realised the man in front of me was sleeping and I literally took some shoots. Funny things on a early day in center London.
My walk ended in Victoria after a final long walk through St. James Park, Westminster and finally sit on the train on my way to home. I did enjoy the early morning I’m planning to do often and try to get more of the unusual, funny and strange things that can happen in this interesting city that London is.
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Writing something that make sense is always the biggest and difficult part of my blog and my idea of writing something to enhance my photography is the thought challenge. I don’t want to look like a writer (even if I like the idea define myself as a complete artist) but I like to add text and thoughts to my photos. Otherwise this website wouldn’t exist at all. Am I right? A lot of people might read these lines and start to laugh about it but I’m pretty sure my English now after 4 years make more sense then ever. Last month I spent a nice day with my wife and some Italian friends in Brighton and again I decide to take with me my beloved X-Pro 1. The day was nice and bright even if the sun wasn’t out as I hoped but at the end what make a photo a beautiful moment to be honest (now I can hear all the photographer getting shocked) is the emotion you get into your shot. Well this is for me photography. Light, golden hours, composition etc are all important factors in photography (for those photographers that need them) but I’m also an artis and I decided long time ago that my first rule will always be to make my own rule to brake the limits of rules.
Recently I discovered the power of JPG and Film Simulations on my camera and following my project and desire to let my instinct instead of wasting time on a Mac (well something that I don’t own anymore. This is in fact my first blog post on my new 12.9″ iPad Pro) I’m also enjoying to shoot in colour. What make this interesting and challenging is the fact that if I shoot in black and white I can’t go back. Is not the same for colour but I like the idea of the old style. Challenging yourself thinking in advance what do you want to achieve and that’s why I decide to shoot straight to JPG. Anyway I wrote about this in my previous post (you can find here) so better get on with this post.
A real love. A real love story. On the 11th of February I was pleased to be part of a beautiful story of true love. Karina and Russell celebrate their union with friends (I have been lucky to be one of them) and family and share with all the people they care the beauty and the happiness of the day. I was drive in the kindness and belonging to that amazing group of people tight around them and celebrate a day that will change their life forever. The small and beautiful location of a pub in central London was full of love, truth and friendship thank to their deep and emotional speeches. I closed my eyes for a while and when I open them again I was in a movie. A Woody Allen movie. I could see everything in black & white and I started to shoot every moments, every little details of the guests dancing, cheering, laughing and crying with them. It was a fantastic night it was a real love story.
I closed my eyes for a while and when I open them again I was in a movie. A Woody Allen movie. I could see everything in black & white
If you wish to see more photos of the wedding party you can have a look at the selection from the wedding album at the wedding section from the menu or click here.