People working in the canals of Castello, Venice

The challenge is to capture more stories in the same frame.

A typical Venetian scene in a narrow canal of Venice

A typical Venetian scene in a narrow canal of Venice

There is always too much going on at the same time in Venice,

the challenge here is to capture more than one story in only one frame. A taxi, then people discharging from their boat and a man precariously balanced on a catwalk. All this with the laundry hanging out on their heads.

Leica CL, with Vario-Elmar TL 1:3.5-5.6 / 18-56 ASPH at 20mm (a 30mm in a full-frame camera), 1/100 sec; f/5,0; ISO 400.

A venetian interior in the island of Giudecca

What happens beyond a Venetian door?

The incredible interior of a Venetian house.

The incredible interior of a Venetian house.

Venetians houses are incredibly rich in history, life, objects and mold.

So the focus of my attention is now on what happens beyond a door. In this situation I did not have the courage to ask my subject how old the newspapers on the wall were, but I guess he did not read all of them. May be this is why they are still lying there.

Picture taken with a Leica SL and an Elmarit M 28mm 2,8 asph. 1/20s, f/4.8, iso 1600.

My solo exhibition in the Bassano Fotografia Festival

Venice still dances

From Saturday the 14th September you can visit my exhibition during the Photofestival Bassano Fotografia 2019: “Venice still dances”.

My exhibition in Bassano del Grappa during Bassano Fotografia 2019

My exhibition in Bassano del Grappa during Bassano Fotografia 2019

You’ll see a selection of my pictures about the Venice I like the most: from my project “Venetians inside their houses”, but also the Orthodox Church of the Greeks, and much more.

Don’t miss it!

My exhibition will remain open every Saturday and Sunday in September and October 2019 from 10.00am until 12.30am and from 3.00pm until 7.00pm.

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The beautiful Gran Teatro La Fenice

A picture taken in the Gran Teatro la Fenice in Venice, with iso 6400

The concert of the Arma dei Carabinieri inside the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice

The concert of the Arma dei Carabinieri inside the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice

I had the great honor to be invited in the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, at the concert of l’Arma dei Carabinieri.

My place was in the first range, right in front of the conductor and I enjoyed a lot the music and the atmosphere. There were extremely poor light conditions, as often happens in the theaters, and I pushed my Leica CL up to iso 6400 in order to freeze the right moment.

Leica CL with Vario-Elmar TL 1:3.5-5.6 / 18-56 ASPH 1/160s f/5.1 iso 6400

A snapshot taken during a Photo Tour in the district of Dorsoduro.

Church of San Sebastiano - Venice

Picture taken with a Leica CL and 18/56mm Vario Elmarit asph, 400 iso, 1/2000 f/8.

Picture taken with a Leica CL and 18/56mm Vario Elmarit asph, 400 iso, 1/2000 f/8.

I was on a Photo Tour in the district of Dorsoduro.

I saw this woman with her dogs coming io shade with the very bright façade of the Church of San Sebastiano behind her.

Picture taken with a Leica CL and 18/56mm Vario Elmarit asph, 400 iso, 1/2000 f/8.

The carver of the gondolas

Inside a “squéro” I met one of the best carvers in Venice.

The carver Antonio Peroni

The carver Antonio Peroni

I published my book about the construction of the gondolas 12 years ago,

and since then I sometimes meet again one of the best carvers in Venice: Antonio Peroni. Here he is carving directly on the top of a gondola (the Venetian name of this part is tràsto de prora).

I took this picture with a Leica CL and a Vario-Elmar TL 1:3.5-5.6 / 18-56 ASPH. 1/125s f/5.1 iso 1600

The little seahorse on the Ω Omega Seamaster model

In one of the most iconic watches, one of the symbols comes from Venice

In Venice, these decorations are made by the “ottonai”, craftsmen who make the brass horses and other ornaments in metal.

I was absolutely not aware of that, but I recently discovered that on the back of the famous Ω Omega Seamaster - like the one you can see in the picture - you can find the seahorse which decorate the central part of the two sides of the gondola.

The seahorse of an Ω Omega Seamaster watch

The seahorse of an Ω Omega Seamaster watch

The original brass seahorse in the foundry

The original brass seahorse in the foundry

The Ω Omega Seamaster watch

The Ω Omega Seamaster watch

The original Ω Omega Seahorse

The original Ω Omega Seahorse

The feast of San Giorgio

Inside the Orthodox Church of the Greeks, Venice.

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I was trying the brand new Leica CL with the awesome 18-56mm inside this place I am very found of. There were extreme poor light conditions and I pushed the iso up to 3200, in order to use the zoom at 56mm f/5,6. The result is amazing. Though it's an aps sensor, the Leica CL stands out for image quality, and allows you to take pictures in every situations. I used the electronic shutter, no-one heard me.

The first time i found this door open, during a Photo Tour in Castello...

...I got a surprise: the fisherman's warehouse was full of everything. Not only nets, but a bunch of objects collected from old houses. When we pass in front of this place, we often stop to take a picture of the door, but it's really it's really difficult to find it open. 

The fisherman' warehouse in Castello

The fisherman' warehouse in Castello

While we stopped there, taking pictures, somebody entered and bought the poster of Hemingway you can see in the background. So, have a look at the picture and if you need for something, I'll show you where this place is!

Picture taken with my Leica Sl and 28mm Elmarit-M lens.