Monday, October 24, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Winter Pics

I'm always late with my schedule, but I seldomly give up an idea. I've just finished the schematics for a paper airplane that I started two years ago for my son. Now it's time to start a doll house for his sister. In the same way, I'm sorting out pictures that I took six months ago in Norway, during the latest Winter Olympic Games. I wonder if I'll be posting summertime photographs between Christmass and Easter. :-)


Shades of Brännö

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Forgotten arms

The long Summer season we have had this year is about to pass the rudder control to the incoming Autumn. The air is still warm and inviting to walk outside or riding on a bike, here in Milan and there are no evident signs of change. Yet, days are becoming to shorter and shorter and subtle need for lethargy is spreading among us. I'm welcoming Saturday afternoons spent at home, kneading for a pizza or an apple-pie. I have to buy up time with my kids and wife. I can't say where I'm going to spend my next weeks and months. For sure in a distant place, much colder that here. This inevitably takes me back to the last winter season spent up there, in Scandinavia.

I took this picture in Oslo, last winter, walking along the harbour banks of the most expensive districts in all Europe. Someone had thrown these gloves out on the thick layer of ice grown in the water alleys of Aker Brygge. I fancied someone had fallen under before the ice hurdened and was no longer in need for his gloves. Funny.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Landscape photography is something that everyone, at least once in his life, has experienced. I always find very difficult to resist from taking the gears out of my backpack and snap a picture when mother nature offers its best to our eyes.
Apparently this video has very little to do with photography. Yet, the most experienced will soon recognize that this breathtaking clip is actually made of several still pictures taken from a standard (high-end) camera, mounted on a dolly with a remote controlled step motor that enables it to move the minimum that is necessary to make the resulting picture feel as if it was three dimensional. It's something worth being watched full screen and listened with an hi-fy audio system. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Quarter Frame Camera

Sitting at the window of an old pastry shop (Ahlströms Konditori) in Goteborg downtown with my friend Janus, just arrived from far Greenland. People outside come and go. Some stop and look inside the shop. I lift my tea spoon and make a sign of salutation. My slice of pie is finished: it's time to go.