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Andøya

Andøya, Norway, 19.-20.03.2017

Lomozia

Merry Xmas

Waiting

BIRD

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WINTER – II. Largo

“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)

Abstract

Iceland. September 2016.

After the storm

Iceland. September 2016.

It’s coming back

SUMMER – III. Presto

“Ah che pur troppo i Suo timor Son veri. Tuona e fulmina il Ciel e grandioso..” (Alas, his worst fears were justified, as the heavens roar..).

SUMMER – II. Adagio e piano – Presto e forte

“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..)

SUMMER – I. Allegro non molto

“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).

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..)

“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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Любитель (3)

Любитель (2)

Любитель

and again

Look again

Ryokan light

Hawk

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!

Shadows of the past year

Tokyo, December 2015.

REBUS

Frequent flyer

Bench

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)

Man in a bar (Polaroid)

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.

The road. Unclear.

Godøya

Godøya, Norway (Pinhole).

Sea

Totem

Diana’s thoughts

Gothic Oslo

Psychiatric Centre at dawn

Me and Holga at Østmarka psychiatric centre, Trondheim.

Diana F.

Meet the beautiful Diana F.

Almost home

Near Ferrara, Italy. January 2015.

Card players

Shattered sky

Friends on new year’s eve

Kodak Tri-X in Rodinal 1:50. Shaken, not stirred.

See you

The geese and I share an inextinguishable, almost compulsory need to cover great distances, never settling down completely, commuting between opposite corners of the world.

These days they’re flying southwards. In 36 hours, I’ll be heading eastwards, leaving for THE train journey. See you.

Manicure

Copenhagen, 25.10.2013. Kodak Tri-X.

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