18 Apr
67/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
67/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO640, f3.5, 1/60, raw

I had two new employees starting today, a boy and a girl. They are young engineers, at their first employment, happy and excited to enter in the “real life”, willing to be productive, hoping their studies and knowledge will serve well. I’m sure they will, they always do.
Good news is that Photo Vogue accepted several of my works for their online gallery. Precisely, most of the night shots I’ve published in this project, plus a view of the Auditorium and the still life with the optical bench (or view camera, as some of you correctly pointed out). It’s obviously very nice to be accepted in such a prestigious gallery, but there’s an icing on the cake. All the accepted photos are then promoted and put on sale by the great agency Art+Commerce. The same agency represents some very big photographers, and I can’t help but feeling at bit proud of myself. Photography is something I cultivated all by myself, no official studies, no help from family, friends, or friends of friends. It’s just me, what I was able to learn in my spare time, what I’m capable of, what I have to share.
So, this agency thing, maybe is not as exclusive as I may think, but yet it makes me feel like those new employees I met today, I’m happy and excited, I’m more than willing to be photographically productive, and I hope that what I studied and what I learned will serve well. Let’s hope so.
When I feel so full of energy and motivation, I then sympathize with those young futuristic Italian artists in the 30’s, when they dreamt of imposing a new approach to all the arts with their energy, ideas, and bravery. Like the visionary Luigi Russolo, futuristic painter, who dreamt of a music based on noise, and even attempted a list of new sounds which should have replaced common instruments. Some of the items in that list now remembered inside the Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome, written with neon lights.

“Rombi, Tuoni, Scoppi, Scrosci, Tonfi, Boati, Fischi, Sibili, Sbuffi, Mormorii”

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