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My unusual foray into natural landscape photography. Deeply struck by the beauty of this place, I felt in every way like travelling to a distant planet loosing often contact with the rest of the world during my two days solitary ascent to the upper plateau.
This is in the Appennini mountains, in Central Italy. Campo Imperatore’s grassland is also known locally as the Little Tibet. From here mountain climbers start to ascend the peaks of Gran Sasso d’Italia, the highest mountain in the Appennini and host of the southernmost glacier of Europe.
Aerial view of 2nd Avenue, Manhattan, New York City.
Frame 0. One of the very first photos I took back in 1990 with basic equipment and film Tmax 3200.
In 1997-98 I was living in the Basque Country and I had the opportunity to see and take photos of the construction site of the Guggenheim in its advanced stage.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art, architecture by Arch. Frank O. Gehry. The building is made of stone, glass and titanium panels. It is located along the Nervión River in the old industrial heart of Bilbao.
The original design impacted and influenced the urban pattern of the city and, more in general, the contemporary architectural movement.
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. Year 1997
The summit of Monte Bianco or Mont Blanc at dawn
This is most likely my first aerial picture taken. I was heading to Geneva, Switzerland on a commercial flight and I had the luck to spot the giant at dawn with its peak blessed by the morning light. Shot on Ektachrome transparency.
The summit of Monte Bianco or Mont Blanc – both meaning “White Mountain” – is the highest peak in the Alps and in Europe with its elevation of 4,807 m (15,771 ft). The location of the summit is on the watershed line between Italy [R] and France. The glacier is visible at the bottom of the image.
Italy – France border. Winter 1998
Arab World Institute, Institut du Monde Arabe, IMA. The river Seine façade. Architecture by Architecture-Studio together with Arch. Jean Nouvel.
The Arab World Institute is a private foundation founded in Paris in 1980 by members of the League of Arab States with France, to promote and disseminate information about the Arab world and its cultural and spiritual values. The AWI is also committed to promote dialogue between East and West.
Paris, France. Year 1998
A little girl gets on the train. L’Île-Rousse, Corsica, France. August 07, 2001
I shot this picture in 2001 when I was travelling alone to meet some friends in Bastia, Corsica. On that morning I came across the assassination of Jean-Michel Rossi, a former leader of the Corsican separatist A Cuncolta. Some 50 bullets were shot during the ambush. Jean-Michel’s bodyguard – Jean-Claude Fratacci – was also shot dead.
At that time, what most caught my attention was that just a few blocks away, in the small town center and in the train station, daily life was flowing apparently unaware of the dreadful terrorist attack.
L’Île-Rousse, Corsica, France. August 07, 2001
Queensboro bridge is the upper door to Queens. It has two layers, the upper one lands on Long Island City while the lower one deepens into the borough’s core through Queens Boulevard, for a quick access to Roosevelt Av.
Citicorp building dominates alone Long Island City turning itself into a powerful light beacon at each sunset. New York.
The pictures of this unique museum in Rome I have been recently shooting are available to see on UnFrame.
There are no matches for this place and even though it’s a bit off the beaten path, it deserves a visit at least once in life. To see complete information on this an old thermal power station brilliantly converted into a musuem, go to UnFrame
I’ve recently been awarded two honorable mentions at International Photography awards in the One shot: “Home” competition with two photos titled “Sister” (which is part of an ongoing work) and “Muslim women in Times Square”