"Modern city life".. oh yes, this is the subject of this story, with a special attention to food. But what is modern? What is traditional? What is new? No women were wearing burka in Turkey until a few years ago. So burka is a new element of modern Turkey? We could discuss longly about it..
In 1976, the first time I was in magic Istanbul, the boats serving grilled fish at Galata Bridge were numerous, small, crowded. Ten years after few were left, and few people -mostly local- were buying food from them. Today only four are left, but much larger and with hints of funny grandeur. Tables are set on the Golden Horn banks: fortunately most of the clients are still Turkish and not groups of tourists. So, is this modernity too?
May 15, 2008
Hello from Bergen, Norway! Just out of this lively pub with a great singer and rivers of beer running to the sea... Not for me, but still upbeat! But I really would like to thank the participants to the FNAC workshop in Naples, last Sunday. It was a new, interesting experience: a walk through this lovely city focusing on what and how to see scenes to photograph. Once again I think these occasions are as precious to me as to the other guys because we can really discuss what is outstandingly interesting and what we thought could be but is not!
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May 8, 2008
Hello from Hong Kong! Next Sunday I'll be at FNAC in Naples for a one day talk and a short walk through the city. Needless to say, photography will be the subject. Let's try to keep it more on the content side rather then the usual technical talk talk..
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May 5, 2008
Once again Myanmar is the center of terrible news. This time was nature to strike in the Ayeyarwady Delta. Some of you may remember the story I shoot couple of years ago in this region (this is my boatman there): it was hard to enter the area forbidden to foreigners. Forbidden because the military government didn't want the world to see how basic and poor life is there. And now is not difficult to imagine what kind of damage such a powerful storm must have produced in this unprotected delta, and how many people must have succumbed. For sure many more then the 4000 said. Help is needed...
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May 3, 2008
What is an art scene without some eccentricity? Well, Takeshita Dori has the answer.. actually, many answers! Young people make an art of dressing themselves, like in a Vivian Westwood dream world, and then keep expressing their feelings in all possible ways. Meet Ryo, Myo and Mashiro, their pictures, their face-language, all what is in front of them...
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