It’s impressive to see how you can do reportage even close to home.
That’s right, it sounds strange, but you just have to look around to find unexpected cues. For example, I have been dedicated to old doors and windows for a long time. Now, it will be said, “but what’s strange about it?” Of course, the question is legitimate, but the answer is articulated: nothing strange in an old city, something strange in a new city with historic neighbourhoods, somewhat more strange in a modern city, where everything seems renovated, restored, redone. Everything? Maybe not everything …
My doors were photographed in Ragusa, both in the old, historic city of Ibla, and in the new Ragusa, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693 and increasingly renovated and restored. There are many, these doors, demonstrating the fact that in a city you never stop restoring and renovating, you never stop recreating environments, houses, palaces.
As part of this project, by the way, I published a storyboard on Flipboard with some examples of curious doors, sometimes doors that do not bring or let in anywhere, but that mean and tell the life that was behind those doors, in those houses.
I started by chance, shooting with my Leica, in particular the Q2 with a 28mm lens, shooting first at random, then systematically, until I realised a precise project, which is still in progress and is gradually defined with new ideas and new photos. And it’s funny, very funny and, I can say, instructive.
Many of these photos were posted in my gallery on LFI (Leica Fotografie International) and in my social space on Vero True Social and also in my other social spaces (and on Instagram). Each door has inspired a particular storytelling and in various stories on blogs I am telling every detail…
I photographed and proposed reportages from various parts of Italy and the world, but I didn’t think I could bring back photos and tell stories with these photos around my city. I did, and so from the doors I’m moving on to other interesting things to tell, always around, around the neighbourhoods, where you find curiosities that you wouldn’t have imagined.
Once again I can thank Flipboard, and in it my followers, for the space it offers me, for the cues, the encouragement and the results. And I always do it with great pleasure. Once again I can thank Flipboard, and in it my followers, for the space it offers me, for the cues, the encouragement and the results. And I always do it with great pleasure.