Photography

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Photography is another way, beyond, yet complementing my writing, that I have found to express feelings, thoughts and discoveries. Each shoot is unique; each approach is a new, personal leap into a concept or an emotion, into closeness, or into freedom.

Science, Photography, Art, Expression : if you’re wondering what all these words have in common my answer would be ‘people’ – humans! The human understanding of how light and chemistry interact enabled inventors – human beings likeme and you– to create devices capable of capturinginstants in time; recording them chemically in a sensitive film, or electronicallyusingan image sensor. If that’s the human science behind photography, where, then, is the art?

That derives from humans too: Before art, came feeling. The human feeling of the photographer’s sensibility – her need to capture an instant, the millisecond when light and action are perfectly syntonised, recording forever a meaningful moment passing in front her eyes. For a holiday ‘snapper’ it is a  moment, any moment that shows the event that occurred. For the artist it is the moment trusted by the universe to the custody of a thinking, human, photographer. A unique individual, who, by selecting the precise moment, may give the image a further significance, an interpretation, a personal approach where the instant is now a reflection, from both a personal and technical point of view of that photographer’s thoughts. The instant is no longer simply public, it has become private, singular, personal…and in so doing it reveals to an empathetic human; to a contemplative viewer, much about that photographer’s mind. 

Those with a vison beyond the scene, the story inside the moment, without fear to tell the tales they want to tell, are photographic artists. Annie Leibovitz, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus and others took the camera and transformed it intoa powerful messenger, conveying the pain, happiness and beauty hidden in our world.

Photography however, is not only art. There is a social and scientific role to the combination of art and velocity . Photo-journalists register actions, freezing them in time to our drive our understanding. Like the iconic photo of a young girl running from a napalm bomb, or when the International Space Station took images of our planet. There are more when you close in on the invisible world where only different lights present you to forms and information you are unable to see. 

Personally, photography is another way, beyond, yet complementing my writing, that I have found to express feelings, thoughts and discoveries. Each shoot is unique; each approach is a new, personal leap into a concept or an emotion, into closeness, or into freedom. Here you can find the images from my travels; images wheremyindividualperspectives are present, capturing not only the immaculate beauty of bright vistas but also the forgotten solitude in those darker corners of the world that I dared enter. Photos from my books Seasons of a Soul, and Turkey – West to Eastare here to let you experience both the allure of the seasons changing before  your eyes, and to travel to the unequivocal enchantment of a country like Turkey.