Lens: Voigtlander nokton 50mm f1.1
Camera: NEX-7, ISO800, f1.8, 1/60, raw
I’m STUCK. More than ever. On the wrong side. And I feel the pressure. Almost everything in my life is now pushing me to make the jump. But I can’t. So what? Well, I suppose that when the pressure will be too high, the glass that divides my two lives, art from reality, heart from brain, soul from body, a permanent-position job, son of years of painful studies, from an independent business, sone of a nurtured talent, well, that this glass will simply explode, and that the vacuum will once and for all suck me in the right compartment. I just hope I can endure the pressure for as long as it will take…
About this shot, it has been taken in my living room, I’m under a spotlight, reflecting on an Australian Aboriginal painting which hangs on the wall. We bought it at Alice Springs, in the wide and wild Australian Red Center, it was 2006 and we were on our honey moon. A couple of weeks later we would have left Rome to move to the Netherlands. This painting stayed packed for the following two years, waiting for us to return in Italy and find a good wall for it.