Sometime good photographs are created purely by accident and somehow they manage to convey being in a place better than more carefully crafted images. Here is one examples. A completely out-of-focus photograph that nonetheless renders well the feeling of being on a viewing point, slightly above a small town whose lights are all on due to the almost complete nightfall.
The in-focus version kind of loses some magic, but obviously gives a more detailed description of the place, including some moonlight shining on the snowy slopes of the background mountains.
Cercare per strada la frattura montaliana…
lo scorcio che ci permette d’intuire la verità sottostante.
Il desiderio si scontra con il limite,
l’abbondanza con l’inutilità,
mentre scatto e passo via.
Cloudy December Sunday morning walking alongside deserted sea resorts. Empty beaches, gloomy sea, looming clouds. A clear strip on the horizon where some light shines through. Ships that look stranded offshore, waiting for summer to return.
I was there to photograph the musicians playing, trying to get a more intimate portrait while tuning their instruments. People were coming back from break and I was fascinated by the beautiful player, who then stared at me exactly when the woman in blue was passing. I did not give this photo to my commissioner, but I think it is one of the best from that evening.
Speed is becoming a common denominator to modern lifestyle. But what happens when you constantly live over the speed limits? Everything becomes blurred, to the point you cannot distinguish your road: your destinations confuse with the goals set for you by other people. You do not see the details and might crash.