Houston Carnival

Houston Carnival

The Carnival arrived in Houston and we got two tickets for…the World Championship BBQ Contest. Not exactly what a vegetarian like Marta dreams about. In fact it’s been a fantastic show with amazing people, lights and music and we had a great night there! Oh, yes, the BBQ was good too! …Take my baby to […]

In Galveston – Quick

In Galveston – Quick

Rainy day became flood as soon as I reached Galveston. I couldn’t even leave the car and this mermaid was the best thing I saw. Will plan for another day.

Saturday: Downtown!

Saturday: Downtown!

Several weeks (months!!) have passed now since we took our last stroll together: time to recover. Overcast weather but warm temperature so we need a coffee to wake up and make better decisions on our itinerary. Galveston would be a nice destination but Marta’s heart beats for Downtown: next week-end will be Rodeo BBQ, 100% […]

Livorno

Livorno

During my years in Tuscany I have never really got to know Livorno. Just like another stranger, I passed by and moved through this historical port: quick superficial visits and not enough to capture the city spirit. Historically bound to the industrial port, Livorno is to me a city of struggle, cheap and tasty food, […]

Hit the road in Houston – Iniziamo a Houston

Hit the road in Houston – Iniziamo a Houston

Super urgent things have been taken care of: it’s time for some fun in Houston. We drive to downtown and from there we explore…move to the Menil Collection for an awesome afternoon then parked the car in Montrose: our playground for the evening. The plan is to walk down the road and see what’s there… […]

It’s all about the Light

It’s all about the Light

Some places are nothing special and rather ordinary, until the sun outside plays with the clouds and send in its best light of the day. Then even a ketchup bottle or a glass with ice calls for a picture. Ci sono posti decisamente comuni che non hanno niente di speciale, finchè il sole là fuori […]

Transitions – Transizioni

Transitions – Transizioni

Hectic times:  relocated twice, 4 different cities in 3 continents, indefinite number of flights, hotels, residence, permits, authorizations, vets, embassies, visa, a new job, holidays (!!!), works in progress in my garden: all this within a 2 months time-frame. Not much is left for my photography because the soul is restless and the background noise […]

Going Home – 21 boxes

Going Home – 21 boxes

We packed all our belongings: 21 boxes, 300 kg ready to be shipped to Italy. Now just the original furniture provided by the Compound is left and Villa 23 doesn’t look as cozy and familiar as we were used to. Melinda and Augustina are excited by all the movement and changes but at the end […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portraits

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portraits

Let’s close the series of Saudi with the true protagonists of our adventure in the Kingdom: the people! This is in fact more an exercise to win my shyness with one-on-one photography than a comprehensive collection of portraits of the people we’ve met. Below I have grouped the 8 portraits that close the mini-project ‘Last […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 8

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 8

Our adventure in Saudi Arabia ha come to an end and we are already thinking at what soon will be our new home. We have 60 days, to capture how we see KSA after being here for 3 great years. This portrait, shot with a 50mm, is part of my mini-project before starting a new fantastic […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 7

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 7

Our adventure in Saudi Arabia is coming to an end and we are already thinking at what soon will be our new home. We have 60 days, to capture how we see KSA after being here for 3 great years. This portrait, shot with a 50mm, is part of my mini-project before starting a new fantastic […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 6

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 6

Our adventure in Saudi Arabia is coming to an end and we are already thinking at what soon will be our new home. We have 60 days, to capture how we see KSA after being here for 3 great years. This portrait, shot with a 50mm, is part of my mini-project before starting a new fantastic […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 5

The next two portraits were taken at my office:  two colleagues who accepted to become part of the blog. This experience working abroad allowed me to be in touch with people and stories extremely different from my own: each story comes following its own path and evolves in ways that are unpredictable. Looking forwards to […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 4

Portrait number 4 of the series is about one of our compound worker. I like this picture and how he’s posing in front of the camera with an open and friendly look: in essence what these guys have been doing with us for the past three years. We wish to him and all his folks […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 3

Portrait number 3 is dedicated to a great one: The Doc. We had the pleasure of meeting Michail by accident and not in the best possible place: an hospital in Jubail.  We could appreciate his professionality as a doctor as well as enjoy his friendship: knowing Michail, alone, was well worth all the struggles of […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 2

I met Nizam when our compound organized and hosted a local sale from shops located in Jubail. I thought it was a good opportunity to ‘come out’ and shoot, take a picture of a perfect stranger, win the fear of rejection. The big Canon is not helping: its look tends to scare compared to the […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Street Portrait 1

Let’s close the series of Saudi with the true protagonists of our adventure in the Kingdom: the people! This is in fact more an exercise to win my shyness with one-on-one photography than a comprehensive collection of portraits of the people we’ve met. Additionally, this is yet another proof of how friendly, open and warm […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Tabuk

Last 60 with my 50 – Tabuk

Our adventure in Saudi Arabia is coming to an end and we are already thinking at what soon will be our new home. We have 60 days, to capture how we see KSA after being here for 3 great years. This on-the-road reportage, shot with my 50mm is part of my mini-project before starting a new […]

Last 60 with my 50 – Fanateer

Last 60 with my 50 – Fanateer

Fanateer is the residential area of Jubail under direct control of the Royal Commission: those guys did a great job and created a very nice place that has nothing to do with the center of Jubail: Fanateer is clean, well designed, green and blue during the days with a fantastic beach, shops, restaurants and bars. […]