giorgio gherardi

giorgio gherardi

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if love belongs to the poet, and fear to the novelist, then loneliness belongs to the photographer. To be a photographer is to willingly enter the world of the lonely, because it is an artistic exercise in invisibility... The person with the camera is not hiding but receding. She is willfully removing herself from the slipstream of life; she is making herself into a constant witness, someone who lives to see the lives of others, not to be seen herself. Writing is often assumed to be the loneliest profession, but solitude should not be confused for loneliness: one is a condition we choose, the other is a condition that is forced upon us. A writer creates a world, and she is the ruler of it; the photographer moves through the world, our world, hoping for anonymity, hoping she is able to humble herself enough to see and record what the rest of us—in our noisy perambulations, in our requests to be heard—are too present to our own selves to ever see. To practice this art requires first a commitment to self-erasure. Hanya Yanagihara, The New Yorker, July 10, 2016
  • canon eos 550D
  • canon EF 85 mm 1:1.8
  • canon EF-S 18-200 mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
  • sigma 10 mm 1:2.8 fisheye
  • sigma 50 mm 1:2.8 macro
  • nanomax 200t cullmann
  • macbook pro

beautiful venetian carnival costumes

Published March 4th, 2014

Every year in Venice, during the carnival time, which lasts about one month, it is not unusual to meet people dressed up in beautiful, gorgeous and colourful costumes. They just walk in the streets as many people do. It's a special and unique feature of this fantastic city.

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facce da maratona

Published April 8th, 2013

ritratti di runners alla Milano Marathon 2013

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street performer

Published June 7th, 2012

A street performer with an incredible ability to move crystal spheres on his hands and arms often challenging gravity law. His name is Simone Al Ani. Shot in Verona, Italy.

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