Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5, 1/15, raw
Yesterday we had some friends at dinner. And, as usual, we ended up drunk. He’s a good amateur photographer, so we kept drinking and talking till late. That was nice. Till this morning. When, as every single day in the last few months, Agata woke up at 7.00AM and started calling us. Claudia complained that she was up most of the night because Agata cried often, so it was my duty to take care of her. As every morning. I’m not complaining, it makes perfect sense. But sense doesn’t help much when dealing with a hangover. Anyway, I drunk a whole moka of coffee, I ate a cereal bar, and I swallowed a good dose of painkillers. My “day after” breakfast.
I won’t bother you with my day at the office, but it was long and intense. I was finally back home around 5.30PM. An hour later I left home with Claudia and Agata, aiming to the opening of FotoLeggendo, an exposition dedicated to reportage photography and documentary films. The event is hosted at ISA (“Istituto Superiore Antincendi”), just under the Gazometro (the abandoned gas meter). The creative director is Tiziana Faraoni, the very same Photo Editor of the Italian national magazine “L’Espresso” which assigned me the opening editorial a few weeks ago. She did a terrific job, together with Emilio d’Itri (the president of Officine Fotografiche) and Alberto Placidoli (responsible for the exposition of the winners of Premio FotoLeggendo), in mixing a selection of highly talented young photographers with the new generation of international-award-winning reportage photographers.
One of them is Massimo Berruti, a nice guy which is not only one of my favorite photographers, two times category-winner of the World Press Photo and awarded in many other events, but also (and to me, especially) a friend I used to spend part of my summer with when I was a teenager.
So, if you are in Rome between today and the 27th of October, you should definitely go to FotoLeggendo. The exposition is fantastic and the location is unique (and very different from any other place you’ll find the in the “old city”). Also, the place is very close to my house, and I’ll offer you a drink on my terrace after the event.