I always thought that wandering around and photographing without a subject or a specific purpose, should be considered under the category "street photography", but on Wikipedia I found the definition of photowalking that fits much more this hobby.

Photowalking is the act of walking with with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer may find interesting. (Source: Wikipedia) 

While related to street photography, in photowalking the main subject are things of interest rather than people specifically.

I love to practice photowalking...everytime ...I had time!


Sometimes you do not need to go so far away, exploring unknown lands or searching for particular places.

Sometimes you have just to watch the show that constantly is being proposed in the sky.

Just look up and...they are almost always there, ready to be immortalized.
They are changing, fascinating, mysterious.
They are...clouds.

Photo of the month: April

Springtime is upon us.
The date on the calendar said so some days ago.

Sun is warming up, days get longer, BBQ season is approaching.

After an extremely mild winter with no snow, I catch this opportunity to take a relaxing day out at the seaside with the family.

Happy spring to all of you! :-)

Ordinary life

As long as I remember, I always had a blue toothbrush.

This morning, as I went to brush my teeth, our toothbrushes were standing in an interesting setup that just eneded up into a creative photo opportunity.

This is the result. ;-)

Just in case...

"While walking around I see an ad from a company that produces cameras, that says: - Do not think shoot - I think this is the worst thing you can say.   I say instead: think for two hours and then, in case, shoot"
Gianni Berengo Gardin

Beauty in imperfection

While out walking with my dog, I saw a bunch of these dried inflorescences and couldn't resist photographing them with my camera.

Although not perfect, my message behind this shot is to find beauty in imperfection, my personal wabi-sabi point of view.

Wabi-sabi is a way of seeing the world according to the Japanese culture that finds beauty and harmony in what is simple, imperfect and mysterious.
As you can and imperfection go together wonderfully! You can find small hidden gems around every corner!

About this blog

My photographic diary on the road of life.

A place for me to showcase new works, for some news and some thoughts - but not too many.
Come and see more images on my website and feel free to contact me: mattia[at]
I will reply ASAP.


"If there isn't a day without me doing something related to photography, its as if I never actually woke up..."
Richard Avedon

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My life

My ladies J. & A. My lab Jasper. Photography. iMac. Colors. iPhone. Black&White. Cross Processing. Nik Multimedia. Canon. Reading my iPad. Movies. Knowledge. Snow. Sunsets. Sunrises. Capturing that perfect moment. Bruce Springsteen. Rosè Wine. Beer. Sushi and Wasabi. My Volvo. The good old 80s. Hipstamatic. Elvis Presley. Travels. BBQ. Country & Blues. USA. Seattle. Instagram. Alternative music. Planes. Apps. Crème Brulée. MTB. Provence. National Geographic. FOX Crime. Chicken Wings and BBQ sauce.

Currently shooting with...

CANON EF 17-40 mm f/4 L
CANON EF 70-200 mm f/4 L
TAMRON 90 mm f/2.8 MACRO

Olympus OM-D E-M5
Panasonic G Vario 7-14 mm f/4

Panasonic G Vario 14-140 mm f/3.5-5.6
Panasonic G 20 mm f/1.7

Panasonic DG Macro-Elmarit 45 mm f/2.8

iPhone 5S