You often hear saying “if I had that top model!”, “if I had taken the photographs at the Maldives instead of the Idroscalo” all of it obviously refers to another photographer whom had all those fortunes by doing (hopefully!) a marvellous job.
Then it obviously does not work like that because also at the Maldives it rains and also the top model has bags under her eyes and woke up the wrong side of the bed.
I often thought that it would be very interesting to put different photographers together in the same identical situation and see how the different outcomes would be filtered by the different responsiveness and capabilities.
This introduction actually has little to do with the argument in this post.
Lets get to the point: a few days ago my friend toni and I where kindly invitedd to go on top of the branca tower, here in Milan. Wonderful show, with a Milan from above that gave all of herself at sunset.
Everyone obviously started snapping away at the view, and obviously so did Toni and I, both of us with the iPhone.
This is my photograph:
This is Toni Thorimbert’s photo:
Two images could not be more different!
I took the “nice postcard”, getting to the point of even using HDR (I am fully aware that this procedure has been declared illegal by unesco, I take full responsability with the admission of serious guilt. I promise I will not do it again…). Toni turned his eye exactly at the opposite side, looking for the darkness instead of the light.
I don’t want to go any further in the analysis, and (obviously!) far be it from me trying to find a better or worse in the choices.
I just purely wanted to show how the same thing can be seen and photographed in completely different ways.
(I apologise to my twenty five readers, but, I admit it, this post was thought and written for the use and consumption of mr. Matteo Oriani: Matteo get involved!)