40 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, A VIRTUAL SHOWROOM
This is a Photography web site I made for the people who don’t know me, never ever heard my name, a Venetian guy, born very long ago.
It’s difficult to introduce myself because in my life I made too many things. Some people know me as a digital and computer man or a Semiotics professor, others only as a photographer. Most think I was just a daily newspaper culture journalist. A few say Sergio Dall’Omo is a good offshore sailing skipper.
Well, I’m all of this, though. And a bit more. That’s it.
I’m in love with photography. In deep, my heart is there, even if I spent my last 30 years in a daily newspaper’s newsroom. And even today, I do something for pleasure. I must admit this job lightened my life, taught me so much, allowed me to discover the world in a very special way.
There’s only one thing you should know before starting to rove into this large chapter of my life. Almost all of the photos you see here are 30/40 years old (any historic value?), and are analog, that’s to say mechanical cameras, Kodak films, freehand shooting (and tripod), darkroom, studio. Nowadays I do use digital cameras, some professional, some compact and… cellphones (my favorites). Anyway, what you see here is a very, very little choice of all that.
As for the resolution, I must say that modern scanners and digital cameras produce excellent HD results but, in the same time also extremely large amounts of bits, absolutely impractical in a web use, so it is mandatory to compromise. More, there is a copyright issue: it is so easy to grab images. Limited resolutions and some deformations may help as a defense in the case of a commercial abuse attempt. I hope you will understand that. For these reasons tablet enlarging is not much advisable.
Nevertheless, to fully enjoy the layout of pages, it’s strongly recommended to use FULLSCREEN option (if available with your browser), IE: F11 in Windows Pcs, “Control-Command-f” in Mac Os X Safari.
Due to tablet diffusion I refurbished the whole site to be practical for finger navigation. I duplicated the top bar menu functions and activated an image masonry. Each icon image has a direct link to a page, a slideshow, sections and subsections. Each icon image visualizes the content of the link. I divided the main structure in different chapters which hold many sub-sections. The WORDS menu item -at now- will contain only Italian texts (from my journalistic activity). Otherwise, PUBLICATIONS sub-menu will have interesting links to English texts (guides, brochure texts, and so). In the footer area (bottom of each page) there’s an audio player to customize -if desired- a soundtrack.
BEST DIGITAL OF THE WEEK
In this website there are some hundreds of images to represent, as a sample, the 40 years’ work of a professional in publishing photography. Many images have been famous for years as important magazine covers, thousands copies of flyers and posters, million copies brochures, books, huge panels for fairs and exhibitions around the world. Large part of photographs are unpublished and are shown for the first time just here, some after the commercial style and some artistically ambitious, some just illustrative or purely documentary. Most of them deal with Venice and Veneto region (Italy), my fundamental operative ground, and date back to the Seventies and Eighties. And some very fresh digital ones, like these above and below.
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