One

One

I like some of my pictures much more than others, regardless of what people say and beyond any objective technical analysis. ‘One’ is my 2019 preferred ‘creature’ so far, and is making me consider a black and white only photo project… Shot in Venice Beach with the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm f/1.2, the picture was […]

On the Light, again

On the Light, again

On the Light, again. Another post inspired by the light, by its effect on the environment and ultimately on ourselves and our feelings and mood

Cheryl’s

Cheryl’s

Cheryl is a small restaurant in Fulton, a town close to Corpus Christi: somewhere Marta read that in the summer of 2017 when hurrican Harvey landed, Cheryl’s was one of the few structures that survived or at least, that was not wiped away. One year and a half after that disaster, Fulton and the surrounding […]

Shoot RAW!

Shoot RAW!

I recently read an invite to shoot with purpose, to go beyond the technical aspect of the picture and capture what really matters. The concept is not new and always actual: it might take the shape of a contrast between our gear and our soul to eventually break free from fake constraints or have a […]

Los Angeles Contrasts

Los Angeles Contrasts

Photography trip to Venice beach, Hollywood and Santa Monica, capturing the contrasts between the rich and beautiful versus the poor and uglies

In the hood: Venice Beach

In the hood: Venice Beach

February trip to LA: we were based in Venice Beach. Literally a few meters from the legendary Muscle beach of Schwarzenegger and Ferrigno, the beach of Baywatch, the boardwalk and streets of American History X. All the basketball players in the world think at these courts whenever the word ‘playground’ is spelled. Here pros and […]

Snack out the weekend

Snack out the weekend

Cold Saturday here in Houston: on week-ends we usually like to skip lunch but now we need something to keep us alive before dinner. We try Panera: never been there before and I heard of it just from some friends stories. I bring in my Fuji X-T1 along with the resurrected Fujinon 35mm f/2. A must-have […]

Peace and Love

Peace and Love

Thanks to ‘FunNight Photography Houston’ for organizing the #peaceandlove photoshoot in Houston’ East End Graffiti Park. We went there with almost no idea or previous experience and we did not know the organizers either (yes, Marta&Ruggero style!). As we parked the car it was immediately clear that that place had something ‘special’. Graffiti Park is […]

Happy Birthday Andrea!

Happy Birthday Andrea!

To my friend Andrea… 42 now!!

Big eye cat

Big eye cat

‘The wisdom of nature speaks of the peaceful glance of the brutes’ .                                                          A. Schopenhauer ‘ Nella pacatezza dello sguardo degli animali parla la saggezza della natura’  […]

New Orleans!

New Orleans!

New trip on the road since quite some time: the destination is New Orleans and it comes 6 months after our last week-end escape to San Antonio at the end of April. We choose this date to avoid the crowd and be able to see this magic city in a more private and calm mood. […]

Grey Sunday turns to black and white

Grey Sunday turns to black and white

Short weekend and both of us with so many things to do and to take care of….this Sunday just did not start with the right sprint. It’s not Houston’s fault: fantastic sunny and warm day (is this December for real??). Some days things are just more difficult to get lined-up. We headed out to have […]

Lone star Bike Rally 2018 – Part 2

Lone star Bike Rally 2018 – Part 2

Time now for some characters from the Lone star Bike Rally 2018: in the Part 1 that we met in Galveston during a spectacular sunny day. Plenty of custom bikes, chromed rims and tough-looking riders who traveled from all around Texas for this edition of the rally. Excellent opportunity to test our self-confidence: approach some […]

Lone star Bike Rally 2018 – Part 1

Lone star Bike Rally 2018 – Part 1

Thanks to Kelly and Dave of the Bay Area Photoclub in Houston we break a multi-month photography abstinence and decide to go to the most impressive bike rally we’ve ever seen! A great organization 250,000 bikes in a sunny and warm Galveston. For the details: you can watch the news  and for the pictures just follow […]

September’s gone – Houston’s Strong

September’s gone – Houston’s Strong

Temperatures dropped 40 degrees in a couple of weeks meaning that the hurricane season is over. September’s gone (also October!) and this year no harm to Houston: Harvey’s memory still hurts but ‘HoustonStrong‘ is not just another slogan, it’s the way Texans live their lives. I chose this picture as a symbol of strength: it […]

5 Steps for your Pet Photography at home

5 Steps for your Pet Photography at home

Kids and pets are one of the most challenging subjects for any photographer and a source of frustration for the average owner of a low-end, point-and-shoot camera. Yes the hard truth is: you want to take a few good shots at your furry friends? You better have a good camera: pet photography is not for […]

Sunday evening

Sunday evening

Remember when, many years ago, his Show used to make my Sunday nights light and cheerful.  

Home alone

Home alone

Marta is out tonight and will be back after dinner…. She has not prepared anything for dinner…. He’s been cooking just for himself… The fridge doesn’t offer viable options… Angelo’s pizza is my only hope!

Family Ties

Family Ties

She’s calling home… capturing the emotions…

Feed the Vultures…part 2: the Bayou

Feed the Vultures…part 2: the Bayou

Who needs a park when the Bayou is there? Wake-up early and cameras ready: will we see an alligator in its own habitat, eventually?? A beautiful heron rests at the side of the pier, undisturbed by our presence. Beautiful, but not what we are looking for…. We must push ourselves more in depth towards the […]