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PHOTOGRAPHY AS THE MEASURE OF TIME

Porta della Carta - 1974
Porta della Carta – 1974

The random Photography is typical of amateurs, those who despite having technical knowledge, artistic talent and adequate equipment, have no purpose but the satisfaction of their passion. They grab a camera and go around to take pictures of whatever happens, without any logic, just for the sake of satisfying their aesthetic needs. At the end of the day, they get dozens of pictures that, once put together, have no structural consistency. This means they got a collection of irrelevant moments of a fleeting and insubstantial reality. Let me be clear, among the images there may be some that are very beautiful, full of poetry and meaning.
The quantum leap occurs when the photographer gives a structure to his work. To do this he has to work on a project, choose a theme, analyze its components, plan a shooting schedule, and organize the operational campaign. In this sense, photography is no longer a simple aesthetic exercise, but becomes the witness of time, which is valuable from the historical, social and cultural point of view. This witness transforms a series of images into an important documentation. If we look back to the photographers of the past, when photography was still in its infancy, this philosophy dominated. In addition, it becomes an irreplaceable visual heritage. We look for particular things, picturesque views, the colored geometries and symmetries, but we do not see with the right look the very normal and mundane things of everyday that tomorrow there will be no more. We consider that the cities change, people

Porta della Carta - 2015
Porta della Carta – 2015 (click image to enlarge)

change. As well as clothes, customs and manners, nature of places. Small shops disappear, hypermarkets take their place; cars, trams, bicycles, everything change.
I saw in Rome foreign tourists go crazy for

taking pictures of carriages and horses, but just 50 years ago, they were everywhere. What people do not perceive is that a photograph taken right now is a document of the past. Its value is exactly that.

The most beautiful pictures can end in frame as a picture, but after a short time, they lose their natural attraction and becomes indifferent object, as well as a beautiful poster or calendar.

Conversely, campaigning documentary theme, beyond the attractiveness of the individual images, is a small monument to the passing of time and the changing of a world that we will never see again.

Santa Maria Valverde at the Misericordia - 1978
Santa Maria Valverde at the Misericordia – 1974
Santa Maria Valverde at the Misericordia - 2015
Santa Maria Valverde at the Misericordia – 2015
THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S POINT OF VIEW
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Sacca della Misercordia – 1975
Sacca della Misericordia - 2015
Sacca della Misericordia – 2015
Houses in Campo Santa Margherita - 1978
Houses in Campo Santa Margherita – 1978
Houses in Campo Santa Margherita - 2015
Houses in Campo Santa Margherita – 2015
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