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  • 25 settembre 2009


    Luckily today’s new issue of style magazine is on the shelves (the monthly man zine insert of the corriere della sera newspaper) with one of my editorials therefore I am forced to negotiate with a hall of mirrors to bring to an end my blogger’s promises.

    The editorial on this issue, I shot it a few months ago and it is of the russian violinist natasha korsakova in a suite of the four seasons here in milan. The concept of the shoot was to treat a very serious and very composed classical violinist like a rockstar: images shot with direct flash, in a luxurious room which is “messy” and the model acting in a very sexy/ironic/deconsecrating attitude… in short in a very different manner rather than your usual photographs of a classical violinist…

    Natasha was very good, falling completely into the character of the movie in which I incorporated her, following me without a sound and (I am convinced) having as much fun as I had: well done natasha!

    Here are some of the images taken from the magazine, plus one that wasn’t published but that I particularly liked:






    24 settembre 2009


    milan loves fashion

    milan loves fashion

    If yesterday’s was rushed you can’t imagine today!

    What got into my head to do this blog marathon, today I’ve been in the city left right and center, I haven’t eaten, I haven’t drank I haven’t peed, and I could eventually talk about who I’ve met and who I’ve seen today and there would be something to talk about, but then I’d feel like I’m gossiping and I do not think its nice so this infinite phrase seems to never end and it seems to me that I do not know where I’ll end up so I could talk about the photo reporter fun I had this evening for the “milan loves fashion” event in duomo square here in milan and all the infinite chaos of being backstage but at the end everything went smoothly and I could also talk about the fact that I talked to linus and that he’s genuinely nice and likable and he told me he saw my photographs of BB on F. and that he really liked them (thank you!) but then it would look like I am showing off so it’s better I don’t write about that that so I could get all serious about it and say something about grazie neri shutting down or I could beat a little more about foreign photographers and draw up a nice  long list of those who are on italian magazines at the moment, but it is something that has been done and over done, or I got it! I could cite an aphorism by flaiano that I like so much “they eat shit and then complain if they find a hair” but what does it have to do with this………..uffffff……. A deep breath and…

    You know what?!? It is better that I do not write this post!!!!


    23 settembre 2009


    I promised and I maintain, one post everyday this week. Although this, I admit, I am taking away: it’s very late, I am all over the place and I have a thousand things to do.

    I will throw your way a few suggestions of things that I’ve liked lately:

    -a book: “siberian education” by nicolai lilin

    -a movie: “whatever works” by woody allen

    -a photograph (two!):

    -a lina scheynius e lauren dukoff

    -an album “insides” by jon hopkins, qui

    -a fun website

    -a relaxing website, or innervating depends from who’s point of view

    -a creative website

    -a very interesting personality, miranda

    And, last but not least, an hebrew proverb: “choose well your enemy, because it is him that you’ll become”


    23 settembre 2009



    Everyone has the followers they deserve, and I like to think that whoever is following me, my works and my blog is somebody fucking cool…

    Today, I didn’t know which fish to catch, I was dragging myself between duomo square/the inauguration of the gastel e il boscolo hotel and I was trying to live up to the promise I made of creating a daily post, then antonio wrote to me, with whom I am not  personally acquainted, he decided to complete one of my photos with a few words, which seemed to me well written and coherent to the story I wanted to tell when I photographed that editorial.

    The photograph of which antonio told the story is the one above here and his words are these:

    “Why? You ask me why?

    Why? Wasn’t it true that we were going to cuddle in our reasonable conversations about  sharing and smoothing our skin with beautiful things? You were saying it like that, like that you told me, look into yourself. Sorry what was that?

    I am not turning around. Shut up.. I am talking now!

    There, I am tired of your cribbed existentialism, of your neurotic doings, of staying in our comfortable warmth of the “we are enough”. I am tired of your masked nihilism of a repressed genius, staying only inside your lounge on which it is about to rain. Perhaps I am also tired of this piece of shit city in which all there is is rain.

    Shut up, let me speak, because I-have-to-speak-today. I feel like puking. I hate your being too intellectual and braniac, your fears, your confused decadence during your morning outbursts. I wanted to fly, you have only devastated me, with your encumbering I am here, your work, your fake I’ll-take-care-of-it-don’t-worry. Sorry what, you say I am weak? You dare say that my nervous breakdowns are pure fragility and that I have to sit down? I am not going to sit down, I am not going to calm down. Actually you know what I’ll do? I am leaving. I am leaving even if cement blocks would fall out of the sky! They would surely hurt less than your absurd being calm and reasonable and comprehensive with your look superior to what you find yourself against, and that it has been the background, always, to our most difficult moments. I cannot deal with this no more. You are a liar, a constant liar. With me and with yourself. I am leaving… my life cannot be this one, like this, without a window”

    By antonio pintus

    Well done antonio!

    Thank you!



    21 settembre 2009



    When we speak about public administration, let’s say it, it is rare to waste compliments, especially if the political part we speak about is not in line with our ideas.

    The factiousness is wasted: if they are on our side everything they do is marvellous, if they are not it’s all on the contrary.

    I want then, without any factiousness, praise a service the municipality of Milan has by now inaugurated a couple of months ago, which is really going well: the hiring of bicycles, named BIKE MI.

    It is seriously cool, done, organized and maintained very well.

    First of all you have to go on the website and subscribe. A year costs 36 euros, which includes the use of a bicycle for a maximum of two consecutive hours. A card is delivered to your house, after a couple of days that you have subscribed, with which you can take the bicycles, amongst all the many stations scattered all over Milan.

    The bikes are well made, robust and with a very efficient maintenance service.

    I strongly suggest to everyone to subscribe, even those of you that maybe don’t even live in Milan, but that you come ever so often during the year.

    And last but not least, the technologic cherry on top of the cake: the iphone application which lets you know where all the stations are and even if there are bicycles available.

    What do you want more?!?

    P.S. I did not vote for Moratti