Netflix Ripley, Atrani in black and white
2nd May 2024

Netflix’s “Ripley” isn’t just a show: it’s a visual feast in gorgeous monochrome. I am sure that by now, you have watched it or at least know about it from the many discussions online. The director’s choice to film in black-and-white seems to have divided opinions, as it seems to be the case with everything these days. But to me, the absence of colour creates a world of stark contrasts, highlighting the...

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Photographer of the Year 2023, sunset in New York
19th December 2023

In just a few days, the Photographer of the Year 2023 exhibition opens its doors… Gear up, Photography fanatics! London is about to explode with a visual feast like no other! And guess what? Your favourite photographer (a.k.a. yours truly!) is one of the lucky souls who will present their work alongside some of the world’s finest talents. But what’s in store, you ask? Prepare to be transported to breathtaking landscapes, captivated...

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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Photographing the World episode 2
3rd December 2023

I have finally managed to assemble the hours and hours of footage filmed in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and the surrounding area. Finding my way through it, along the narrow alleyways of the open-air markets, on the way to the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. The “Photographing The World” Series continues, and we now wander in Fatih, through the Grand Bazaar and the huge markets area! The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is...

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Blue Supermoon
30th August 2023

If you have explored this blog, you may have encountered a few posts about photographing a supermoon. Like the Blood Wolf Moon or the Pink one. Even a recording of a Clubhouse talk among passionate moon-chasers. There is a lot I like about photographing a supermoon. From the excitement of waiting for the day to come to the hours spent to find and scout a location, determine a good alignment, wait for...

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Packing for a photography trip, image created by Midjourney
25th August 2023

Packing for a photography trip is never easy. It may be more straightforward if it’s only for a weekend rather than a few months. But it’s still a matter of making the right choices. Now it’s the Summer holidays season and I’m doing lots of packing and unpacking myself. For example, this weekend is a bank holiday here in the UK, and I’ll be visiting places. So, I thought it would be...

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London 1 Gigapixel photo panorama skyline Fujifilm
10th August 2023

I have been thinking about creating a 1 gigapixel photo for a while. It’s not an entirely new concept to me. About 15 years ago, in Florence, with a company called Centrica (not the energy firm), we turned the masterpieces of the Uffizi gallery into digital at an incredibly high resolution. For example, we took dozens of shots of Botticelli’s Venere and then stitched them together to create this gigapixel photo that...

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Fujifilm XF 8mm F3.5 R WR
26th May 2023

I had the opportunity to use the new Fujifilm XF 8mm F/3.5 the day it was announced—almost out of the blue. I asked one of my contacts at Fujifilm if they had the 8-16mm lens at hand because I needed an ultra-wide angle lens to photograph an apartment for Airbnb. The spaces were a bit restrictive, so I wanted the widest non-fisheye lens in the Fujifilm range. Luckily, a magazine reviewer had...

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Istanbul Travel Guide and Photo Zine preview on devices
21st March 2023

My Istanbul travel guide and photo zine is finally out! I know I announced this long ago, when I published the first episode of the relative YouTube series. But it’s out now, and it looks gorgeous! There are more than 130 high-resolution photos spread over 150 pages in a big magazine format. All the photos come with their shooting info, so you are able to see the settings for each of them:...

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Fujifilm 75mm F1.8 X AF for Fujifilm X Mount full review youtube video
28th February 2023

Embargo is lifted, the Samyang 75mm F1.8 AF for Fujifilm X Mount has been announced, time to unveil! So… If you have followed me for a while, you know that here and there I always explicitly ask Fujifilm to release a 70mm fast prime lens. Like f/2 or faster. I started my career in fashion many years ago using Nikon gear. And my main portrait lens was the Nikkor 105mm f/2 with...

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Street Photographer Of The Year 2023
27th December 2022

“Street Photographer Of The Year” for 2022. What a way to end the year! I woke up this morning and checked emails while sipping my coffee… Surprisingly, I found this totally unexpected, belated Christmas gift! For all of you in the Chicago area, my selected photo will be displayed at the Bridgeport Art Center from the 21st of July to the 1st of September, 2023. For those who cannot attend, there is...

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new Fujfiilm 56mm First Impressions video street photography
9th September 2022

The brand new Fujifilm 56mm R WR F1.2 Mark II is finally here! It was just announced in the last Fujifilm X-Summit (and Fujikina) in New York City together with the 40MP X-H2 camera. And I can now present the lens to you in my latest video… I had the chance to play with the new Fujifilm 56mm for a few days, before launch. So, I took it to the streets of...

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fujifilm 150-600 lens review youtube
1st August 2022

I’ve been waiting for this new Fujifilm XF 150-600 R LM OIS WR F5.6-8 since the first rumours appeared on the web many years ago… And it’s finally here! Fujifilm has been kind enough to let me test this lens for a week so that I could take one of my famous moon shots. This content is not sponsored: it just so happens that Fujifilm and I have a great relationship… I...

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