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  • The Kite and the Sea Monster

    The Kite and the Sea Monster

    I recognized myself when I saw a man playing like a child with a kite, on the northern Dutch beach. Everybody feels powerful and lighthearted in keeping control of a flying object in the wind, which has a colourful long tail. Of course, I noticed also the other members of this image when I took the photo. I chose the moment in which most of them were in a proper…

  • Seagulls

    Seagulls

    Among the poems of the Italian poet Vincenzo Cardarelli which I do like, there is one I love the most. Its title is Seagulls and below there is a translation in English. I know not where seagulls make their nest where find they peace. I am like them in perpetual flight. I skim life like they do with the water catching food. And perhaps like them too, I cherish quietness,…

  • Mars Beach

    A Mars Beach

    The Dutch coast is not really like a Caribbean place, even though there are plenty of long sandy beaches. Unfortunately, some of the most famous do not shine for the view they offer. Scheveningen and Zandvoort, to mention two of them, are ruined by the close refineries and industrial sites. But if you travel to the top of the Netherlands, nearby Den Helder, the sight improves tremendously. Of course, the…

  • Rain Warning

    A Rain Warning

    As opposed to the unexpected in life, a surprise in photography is welcome most of the time. The Northern Coast of The Netherlands is definitively a place where you can find surreal encounters. Close to Callantsoog, there are mysterious signs on the beach. One of the most intriguing shows an umbrella: I like to think about it as a rain warning, a reminder of the crazy and unpredictable Dutch weather.…

  • The Window on the Outside

    The Window on the Outside

    I am fascinated by the windows because they offer a framed view, like the pictures. When I take photos, I often look for a natural or artificial frame to use as an extra boundary for what I choose to show in my images. Sometimes I am lucky enough to discover more than one frame and also some reflecting surfaces. In such a case, the possibilities can be interesting for an…

  • Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

    Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

    I have been always fascinated by lighthouses, as probably most of the people are. It is comforting to know that in the middle of the storm you might find a light to give you the right direction, to guide you to the safe harbour. I have been lucky enough to meet several lighthouses in my life, not only the real ones but, I mean, the angels who provide you with…

  • Wind Turbine Blades

    Blades and Landscape

    A picture shows something most of the times, if not always, even when we push minimalism to its extreme. For instance, if we take a picture of a white paper or a room in total darkness, the photo will respectively show a white or black area, which is something anyhow. Getting closer to the other extreme, a photo of a messy, dense, full of subjects image will show almost every…

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    A Photo Interview

    Surely you have heard that a picture is worth a thousand of words. I do think also that, if you need lot of words to explain a picture or a series, than something is not working. When Artwort proposed me a photo-interview, where I was allowed to answer only with pictures, I found it very intriguing. If you click on the slideshow on top of this post, you will find…

  • The Man Who Looks at the Ground

    The Man Who Looks at the Ground

    It is so beautiful to stay on the beach until the evening. The crowd scattered, the silence is cuddled by the sound of the waves, the heat warms up, does not burn anymore. If then the clouds dance slowly a tango, without crying down their rainy tears on some human silhouettes, busy with chatting or enjoying the view of the sea, how could you resist taking a picture? Yet I…

  • Light Again

    Light Again

    It took a while, but finally here it is: a new design for my website, and a couple of new series uploaded. P.S.: the picture of this post is the one I used for my first post on my previous blog, a long long while ago, I believe in 2010…! I will recover some interesting posts from the past, and of course write new ones every once in a while,…