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Trick On My Mind - The story behind a Shot

Published May 5th, 2013

It takes a 125th of a second to actually trigger the camera and take a picture. What most of the times is hard to explain is how many hours of work are needed to arrive at moment in which the photographer can push the button and trigger the camera.

Here’s the story of this shot. It all started with an idea, an image inside my mind. I wanted to visualize the rider’s thoughts over his head with postcard like images floating around in the air. I wanted to mix pictures of the rider doing his tricks and some sketches to emphasize the mental planning of the action. At this point I’ve already had my desk covered with some sketches made on random pieces of paper.

Next step was to find a friend rider to shoot some action sports shots and then a studio one, in this case Hatem Nsour was the man for the job, thanks again bro!

It was late September when we managed to shoot some BMX action shots with Hatem in different locations in Turin. The Ferriere Fiat was a great spot, the old foundry after ...

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Kilimanjaro Porters

Published September 2nd, 2012

Kilimanjaro porters are mostly Chagga people and work in one of the hardest environments of Africa. Starting from the dry lands at 1000 amsl they carry heavy equipment up to nearly 6000 amsl.

These porters bear an incredibly hard work with temperatures going low as -20 at night and snowfalls on the last days of ascent. Most of this porters carry heavy loads on their heads during their arduous journey to the top of Kilimanjaro.

Most times porters do not have proper equipment as mountain warm clothing or even shoes.

This reportage has been made in Karanga Campsite at 4034 amsl. The aim of this reportage is to let the public know about the hard situation of this workers and help the KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project).

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