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natura morta…

Found a desiccated dragonfly on the street in Biella, huge it was, 11cm wing span. Placed it gently on a red table to photograph, it is literally crumbling in my hands. Called it natura morta which is the Italian for still life but the literal translation is dead nature…which seemed apt…

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studio scenarios…

Meant to post this a while ago but other stuff kept coming up! Anyway, the UNIDEE studio space is beautiful in itself; all industrial turn of the last century architecture – space – columns…But even more fun is what goes on inside it, you never know what you will come across when you walk through.

Artists in residence: Shah Zaman the photographing, Angela Henderson the figure, Ayman Alazraq providing resistance and Marta Romani filming…’twas a beautiful sight:

red barber #3…

My third year of photographing the red barber of Buddavaram (see previous posts here and here), one of  my photos from last year is still up on his wall…

Even customers waiting got into the act. This is a requested portrait, both by the barber and this man with the rather fine head of hair…

For all previous photos of the red barber photo see my flickr set here

burning down the house…

I found this in a courtyard in Milan’s Università Statale. The work is called Ablaze – Sentimento (S)travolgente by Ingo Maurer with Axel Schmid

For an exterior shot you have to make do with my drawing as i was so hypnotised by that bloody pendulum inside (see film below) that i forgot to take exterior shots!. Apparently its a metaphor for a burning house just a the point of collapse…If you look closely at the reflections in the film, you can see the courtyard designed by renaissance-architect-genius (phew!) Bramante…

no tampering with colour in editing, you see it as it was…

other red things…

Tom Dixon’s car

Spritz!

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

top notch people watching…

With the Salone comes excellent people watching opportunities. I tend to save portraits of people for when i am in India. Am a bit shy taking pictures of folks up close in the western hemisphere, in India people march right up to you and request pictures which makes things a lot easier. But here the streets are paved with magnificent photo opps and everyone is very happy to have their picture taken.

She is here regardless of the Salone, she has a regular pitch in the Brera district of Milan. No idea if she is any good but she looks bloody marvellous.

I found this quaintly old fashioned these nivea vespa taxis – that giant tin of nivea is actually strapped to the back of a small female (you can just see her wee legs at the bottom of the tin) who rides around the city on a vespa advertising as she goes – very 1950’s

They were publicising Harmony books – romantic novels in the vein of Mills and Boon. Anyway i asked for a photo and they posed away…

They are paid to sit on the sofas all day listening to ipods and flicking through magazines – pretty good gig really.

This lot were omni present, advertising for nokia, here they are on Tortona, sorry i never caught the guy, his glasses even coordinated…

Other posts from previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past