Spring smell

It is not unusual for some people to get a little tired of winter.
Is this happening to you?

It may be cold, but there is plenty of green already in the landscape, not to mention blossoms as an early sign that spring will soon be in the air.

I love to breathe the spring smell that the land produces in late March. It's equal parts rain and soil, grass and ozone, creating a perfume that no one can replicate.
Can't wait for the real season...

The "fast" hour...

Every photographer wants its work to have some kind of “magical” quality in it.

In order to achieve that, one element you should add is something photographers refer to as “the golden hour.”

In very informal terms, the golden hour is simply the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset.

The golden hour is also known as the magic hour, but I prefer to think about it in terms of "pretty fast hour"...changes in lighting occur pretty fast, so keep shooting as much as you can and be sure to capture as many variations as possible!

Photo of the month: March

Snow, ice and the air crispness that comes with freezing temperatures can add a new dimension to your photography.

Even the most mundane of scenes can be transformed into a place of beauty and wonder with snow.

After a nice snow, I find myself getting out to photograph vistas that I wouldn’t even think twice about without the white stuff.

There’s just something about snow that makes everything pretty and exciting. I luv snow! :-)

2014 World Press Photo of the Year

© Copyright Mads Nissen
The World Press Photo is one of the first events of the year regarding the most important photographic prizes worldwide.

The photojournalist Mads Nissen was proclaimed the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 (the contest goes to reward the images taken in the previous year).

His photo was shot in St.Petersburg, Russia, and shows an intimate moment between Jon and Alex, a homosexual couple. The photo is part of the project "Homophobia in Russia" where life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people is becoming increasingly difficult. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups.

About photography

Photography is therapeutic.

It helps to think, to evolve, to stimulate ourselves.
It helps to take your time, slowly.

If we use our eyes thinking about the next shot we experience the world in a different way, we become an integral part of it, we perceive it with other senses.

Photography involves sensory implications, cultural and makes us essential and complex at the same time towards reality.

Photo of the month: February

Many people think street photography as simple snapshots of random people in the street.
But street photography is not as random as it might appear at first sight.
A street photographer is first and foremost a great observer.

Attention should be paid to several details simultaneously that could somehow influence the final result: light, shape, colors and shades of objects and people in front of the lens.
That said, your imagination and awareness doing the rest...of course!

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..."
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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 BMW XDrive. 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-M1
Panasonic G Vario 7-14 mm f/4

Panasonic G Vario 14-140 mm f/3.5-5.6
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17 mm f/1.8

Panasonic DG Macro-Elmarit 45 mm f/2.8

iPhone 5S