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Holy

As the wind is dragging the sea foam across the water surface and rain-laden clouds slide past each other, you think you’ll never make it down there. The island, so close yet so far away, out of reach. Will you be dreaming about it for the rest of your life? Will you be strong enough […]

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A Moment of Clarity

Sometimes everything just feels out of focus, senseless. Until grace is captured by the last ray of light, and suddenly everything is in its right place.          

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Until I Lose Focus

When I was a little boy, I was afraid of the dark, of being alone. I couldn’t imagine that as an adult I’d develop a pleasure for loneliness. Back then, It took so little to shake me, every little movement, when I was alone at home, would startle me. Where are our fears encoded? How […]

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Somewhere. Not Here

My woollen socks and the soles of my hiking boots do not prevent me from feeling my feet freezing, as I stand still in the middle of the frozen lake. Which offers some uncommon perspective on the surroundings. It’s a multisensory experience. Fractures propagating inside the thick icy layer induce unearthly moans. Patterns recalling Julia […]

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Life in a Cage

                            “Barbaro!” said the old lady, as I handed her the soap tablet, after having overcome my reluctance to photograph strangers. I spotted her inside her tiny apartment, adjacent to Sancti Spiritus’ main market, Cuba. She made me think of the many […]

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Horror Vacui

                            The night is flowing, quiet and silent, at the mountain cabin, 2388 metres above sea level. The ascent to Corno Grande, the highest peak in the Appennines, is waiting for us tomorrow. It is quite a challenging hike, yet not presenting […]

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The Restless Waves

                            I have a deep affection for this rock, which I’ve been shooting for nearly ten years. In my mind, it is a symbol of Nature’s overwhelming power. It took just a few year for this rock to be literally ripped in […]

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