“Passar al foco i di quieti e contenti, mentre la pioggia fuor bagna ben cento” (Before the fire to pass peaceful and happy days, while the rain outside soaks everyone)
“Toglie alle membra lasse il Suo riposo Il timore de’ Lampi, e tuoni fieri..” (His limbs are now awakened from their repose by fear of lightning’s flash and thunder’s roar..)
“Zeffiro dolce Spira, mà contesa Muove Borea improviso al Suo vicino; E piange il Pastorel, perche sospesa Teme fiera borasca, e ‘l suo destino” (Soft breezes stir the air, but threatening north wind sweeps them suddenly aside; The shepherd trembles, fearful of violent storm and what may lie ahead).
“E quindi sul fiorito ameno prato Al caro mormorio di fronde e piante…” (On the flower-strewn meadow, with leafy branches rustling overhead…)
“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..)
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…
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.
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,…
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..
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.