Half frame of goats

Dolomites, Italy, July 2016.

SPRING – III. Allegro

“Di pastoral Zampogna al suon festante, danzan Ninfe e Pastor nel tetto amato di primavera all’ apparir brillante.” (Led by the festive sound of rustic bagpipes, nymphs and shepherds dance beneath the brilliant canopy of spring.)

SPRING – II. Largo e pianissimo sempre

“E quindi sul fiorito ameno prato Al caro mormorio di fronde e piante…” (On the flower-strewn meadow, with leafy branches rustling overhead…)

SPRING – I. Allegro

“Giunt’ è la Primavera e festosetti La Salutan gl’ Augei con lieto canto, E i fonti allo Spirar de’ Zeffiretti Con dolce mormorio Scorrono intanto….” (Springtime is upon us. The birds celebrate her return with festive song, and murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes..)

spring

“Omoide” is out

My Polaroid book “Omoide” is out. If you are fascinated by Japan, you will love it. If you love the look and feel of old peel-apart Polaroid photos, you will be enchanted. If you fancy both Japan and Polaroid photography, this book will immediately be among your favorite. Contrasty, gritty and moody. Don’t miss it.

(click on the cover to see preview of the whole book)

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Time flies

Любитель (3)

Любитель (2)

Любитель

and again

Look again

Ryokan light

Hawk

…..

Pacific

Izu peninsula, Japan.

SAKURA

Hanami days in Japan, as the beauty of cherry blossoms draws locals and tourists to the parks (March 2016). Polaroid Land Camera 250 & Fujifilm FP-3000b, if you wonder.

Izu peninsula, Japan. 25.3.16

My new book is out: (my) Afghanistan

Some of you have reminded me a few times that it was about time to give out a new book. Well, now it’s out: (my) Afghanistan.

It’s documentary work about the people of Badakshan, Afghanistan, and their daily struggle to survive not war or terror, but landslides, floods and erosion of vital agricultural soil.

No grainy and gritty black & white this time (well, only a few pages actually), but 168 color pages that hopefully will do justice to the wonderful colors of this poorly known (and, alas, unfairly considered) region of central Asia.

A quick look into the book is offered below. To order a copy, click here.

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All your wishes…

From time to time someone asks me if I really only take B/W, film-based photos, since that’s all I post on my blog and it seems a little monotonous to them. Here is a digital color photo then. All your wishes are taken seriously as you see..

Sick & tired

That’s what I am. Sick & tired of all of this, that you may find so charming since you don’t have to live with it for 6 months a year.

A Saturday

Boat trip from Kvaløya (in Norwegian, “the whale island”…), near Tromsø, 16.1.2016. Thank you Stefano!

Right now

Shadows of the past year

Tokyo, December 2015.

REBUS

Frequent flyer

Bench

Tokyo spirits

walking the dog

Trondheim, 5.11.2015 – Polaroid Land Camera 250 / Fuji FP-3000b

Shadow

“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind” (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

First thing I saw

Polaroid shot. Taken straight upwards through the loft window right above my bed.

Berlin, part 1 (Diana)

Tourist in Berlin for 3 days. This city turns out to be much less gray than I thought, however nothing is impossible for a Diana F+. So let there be grit and grain..

(In the next post I’ll let my Polaroid Sx-70 do more justice to the city’s colors).

Surprise! (polaroid)

Sun shines even on the coast of Norway, sometimes. Very last chances of some decent weather, these days, before an endless winter takes over. That’s why I’ll surprise you using color film, for once.

Double exposure made on Paranoid Land Camera 250 & Fuji FP-100c.

 

Man in a bar (Polaroid)

Wheel (pinhole)

My photo cave: Il cimento goes gallery

Starting from today, “il cimento” is also photo gallery, workshop, darkroom and meeting place for a photography chat. In other words, my photo cave.

Anyone who happens to be in Trondheim, Norway, is welcome to drop in. Impossible to miss, in the heart of Bakklandet.

You don’t want to buy any photos? Here’s what else you can do at my “photo cave” and how it works:

  • Check out inspiring photo books of my favourite photographers: Petersen, Sobol, Ackerman, d’Agata, Moriyama, Araki, etc. But mind: these are not for sale!
  • Try other types of film than what you normally use. Just bring a roll of negative film, color or BW, 35 mm or 120, and choose one of mine for free (I don’t sell film).
  • Borrow and try one of my old cameras: how about an old analogic SLR, an original Polaroid, a pinhole or a box camera? Swap whatever camera you can live without for a few days with whatever is available here and try new charming tools (I don’t sell cameras either).
  • Rent the whole gallery space to exhibit your own work for a week or two. Rather cheap too.

No matter what you want to do, you’re welcome. Right now I’m displaying about 50 of my pinhole photographs.

Il cimento gallery is located in Øvre Bakklandet 17, Trondheim, Norway.

RUINS

Italian flag

Shade

Vernazza (pinhole)

more chocolates

A few more chocolates from the 1955 box (camera).

Box of chocolate from 1955

A box camera is like a box of chocolate.. you never know what you’re gonna get. Specially when you take multiple exposures.

Kiss on the bridge (pinhole)

Trondheim, Norway.

The road. Unclear.

sea hawk

At the edge

Godøya

Godøya, Norway (Pinhole).

Nest

Sea

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