15 Nov
278/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
278/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5, 1/30, raw

Today I fully experienced what being the country of fashion means. Bulgari organized at Palazzo Pecci Blunt, in the hearth of the city center, the exhibition of Fabrizio Ferri’s “Stop. Think. Give”. The work consists of more than one hundred thirty portraits of celebrities, all raising their hand to say “Stop, take a look, think about it and give your contribution for a better world”. They all wear Bulgari’s Bzero1 ring, because the company gives part of the revenues (it has already donated 20 millions of dollars) to Save the Children, the largest international independent organization active to improve the quality of life of children worldwide.
At the vernissage most of the portrayed celebrities were present, plus most of the fashion industry protagonists. The place was gorgeous, the photographs incredible, the people stunning, the atmosphere unbelievable. I had a chance to say ciao to Ferri, which, besides being a god of fashion photography (he took, for example, one of my favorite shots ever, the one of Monica Bellucci licking honey on her face), is a really nice guy. Then we met with our new client, the one which is introducing us into the world of fashion, and had a couple of drinks. I don’t need to tell you, I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep much tonight!
Talking about the exhibition, it was really beautiful. The shots were both displayed on huge screens or hanging from the walls on large framed prints. Now, it really was the ultimate demonstration of the importance of printing photographs. While the shots on the screens where fantastic, the prints were really stunning. Masterpieces. The prints were “deep”, extremely material, at the same time with strong textures and intensively detailed. Since I know that in a few months I’ll have my first exhibition, I’m getting very interested in the printing and exhibiting techniques. Unfortunately, being the event organized by Bulgari, I can easily assume that those magnificent artworks where all but cheap to produce…

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