25 Aug
195/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
195/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO800, f2.8, 1/30, raw

Little towns and their fun fairs. This could easily be the topic for a wonderful photographic project (and could have even more easily already been done). There’s something about these squalid, dimly-shiny, uneventful installations, where looka(dis)likes, dull versions of mickey mouse and spiderman are lousily painted over un-funny games, which really, really, really attracts me.
I mean, I am immediately repelled, the awful music and cheap lights are almost seizure-inducing, the whole place becoming quickly claustrophobic, and the people having fun in them quickly turning into zombies, and yet, I love these places for what they stand for. They exist to remind us of how shitty things can be assembled, presented, and yet sold, if the market is so genuinely unwitting to accept a spiderman despite its ugliness and a fun fair despite its un-amusement.
By the way, I am at La Maddalena Island, and this shot has been taken at the main-and-only town here. But it could have really been anywhere else in Italy. Despite the uniqueness of each seaside town, its traditions and roots, this shit looks the same everywhere.

2 thoughts on “195/365(+1)”

    1. thanks! I'm using a cheap Chinese adapter, nothing fancy (like the original Voigtlander adapter) it's fine but not eternal, it's starting to loose its grip on the lens, I have to order a new one. I'm wondering if it makes sense to spend ten times more for an official adapter or just keep buying cheap ones every time they loose the grip. At this pace, it would take me ten years to justify the expense…

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