The photos below are taken in fifteen minutes, walking about 200m.
I’ve been bicycling all my life, and its one of the very few things I miss here in Venice. Berlin, on the other hand, is full of bicycles.
Berlin 25 years later could just as well be another city.
While I’ve kayaked a lot around much of the lagoon, I’ve never been to some of the northernmost parts. My friend Selina took me up there by car, looking for flamingos.
A man was drowning besides me in the hospital pool, and I didn’t know what to do to save him.
Io ho visto un uomo annegare a due metri da me in piscina, e non ho saputo salvargli.
Winter light is different, even if the weather isn’t very wintery here in Venice now. These photos are from a tour on December 27th around the city.
“La gondola” by Gilberto Penzo is the definitive book on the Venetian gondola, but it has been out of print for years. A second edition has now been published.
Martina and I went and did another photography class with Marc de Tolenaere – this time on black and white photography. Much of the focus was technical: correct exposure and post production. We talked about Ansel Adams‘ zone system, and the need to make sure that important areas of the composition aren’t too dark so details are lost, or too bright. Since our digital cameras have colour sensors, we need…
Every Christmas there’s a fairground in Venice, in the Riva dei Sette Martiri, for small children.