Saturday, January 31, 2015

In honor of Italy's new President.

I am very proud that Italy's new Head of State is Sergio Mattarella also born in Castellammare del Golfo, my beloved home town in Sicily. I hope him great success. This one is dedicated to you, Mr. President.

Siracusa, old archival image

Shot in Ortygia, the heart of Siracusa in Sicily. These "cordai" were showing the old way of making rope. Shot with the Canon Ft with the Canon 50mm F 1.4 FL lens on Kodak Tri-X film.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Have a beautiful weekend

I love this city

Shot on a warm April day several years ago with the phenomenal Fuji S1- Pro whose puny 3.4 mega pixel sensor may still be unbeaten in terms of color rendition.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A classic from the days of film

This is one of my favorite travel shots. Not only do I remember when I took it but also all the details.
It was shot with the Leica M-4 and the 35mm Summicron F2 on Kodak Panatomic-X developed in Agfa Rodinol in 1:75 dilution for maximum acutance. As the song goes: "I remember it well...."

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Baby it's nasty outside

So naturally I think of flowers and warm weather. Please put up with me. BTW, these were all shot in my backyard.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Young dancer

These images are from a performance given by the students that take part in the Walter K Hoerning Fund's enrichment program. It is an organization that helps underprivileged inner city boys. This is Matthew, a very talented and gifted boy.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Sicilian Cuisine Blog: Caponata under attack, threats by stock cubes

The Sicilian Cuisine Blog: Caponata under attack, threats by stock cubes

Candid portrait

This photo sort of just happened. I was attending a friend's birthday party and this woman was sitting in the next room. I used the Nikon DH 2. This is also an available light shot.