14 Nov
277/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
277/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5, 1/40

Today I enter in the fourth and last quarter of the 365(+1) Days of NEX-7. With it, I also enter into last quarter of my thirty three, this magical and highly symbolic age that made me start the project in the first place. I feel that thirty three is an important moment in the life of a men because it somehow separates the last moments of youth from the “senior” life. It’s like, from the day I’ll be thirty four on I’ll better have a definite plan for my life or otherwise I risk getting nowhere. With an idea like this in the back of my head, you can imagine how lightheartedly I’ve welcomed the advent of the final quarter of my thirty three!
Luckily, a couple of nice events cheered me up a bit. First, I got a great (official) feedback to the preview of the first shooting with the models I did on Monday. I still have the client to see and accept the invoice, so I can’t celebrate yet, but it works as a big injection of self-esteem.
Secondly, most of the studio equipment I ordered two weeks ago arrived today. I couldn’t install it myself, cause I don’t have the proper tools, but by Friday at latest I should have a fully working studio where to finally study some more elaborated fashion shots. Among the things, I got a snoot with its grid which makes a beautiful spot light, a big sofbox of 120×80 cm, and two vinyl backgrounds (black and white), which will roll down from the ceiling once everything is mounted. I also got a 8Gb Eye-Fi SD card which I programmed to send jpegs from the NEX-7 to the iPad. This way, by shooting raw-jpeg, I’ll give the client a powerful tool to review the photographs at any moment during the shooting.
And last but not least, I went to the vernissage (opening) of the third edition of Digital Life. It’s a by-product of the Romaeuropa Festival, an edgy exposition that every year tries to examine the complex interactions between art and the digital world. And let me tell you, we’re not talking about “digital art” anymore, the fellows exposed at the MACRO of Testaccio went way further than that. There I met with my art curators (it’s official, now I have two!) and we talked a lot about how to print and present my stuff. It was lovely, especially because, as in any respectable vernissage, there was plenty of (good) free wine. So long with my life crisis, I’m not doing so bad after all.

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