Monday, July 5, 2010

Extraterrestrial life

D300 - 100 mm, 1/500 sec f/13, ISO 400

"... bah! The Universe is nothing but barren rocks, dust and some rather inhospitable nebulae. Here on Earth, on the other hand, we have jellyfish, armadillos, cherry trees and other peculiar creatures who, rather than trying to live and survive, like to spend their time in meetings and schools."
This - and much more - you can hear in the hallways of my physics department. Who says physicists aren't funny... (btw, anybody's watching The Big Bang Theory??)

Sunday, June 27, 2010


D300 - 50mm, 1/100 sec f/4.0, ISO 500

We eat with greedy eyes, talking business of some sort, tossing jokes to avoid thinking... and I feel so detached. The scene is frozen, suspended, I'm not listening anymore. I see golems shaped by a wicked ego. Alive, apparently, but no one cares. Sugar coated ideas are slipped in between bites... we so look like a bunch of good friends. The glasses are empty but no one cares.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Interlude XII

Trees, complex and unadorned
in my mind dance with heavenly grace.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The walking

D300 - 24 mm, 1/2 sec f/22, ISO 100

Sparkling jewels I have found
among many other things:
a secret
small and not for sale,
time to think,
a ponytail.

Yet treasures lay,
(my dearest ones)
in blurred paths, so dull and gray
like canvas ready to be stroked
by time itself
and hearts, at play.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

To be or not to be [blogging]

D300 - 12 mm, 1/15 sec f/4.0, ISO 2000

Dear readers, friends, thank you.
I should really put an end to this silence and start posting again. The renowned light at the end of the tunnel is not a requirement for moving on.

For the curious, this photo was taken in Rome underneath the basilica of S. Clemente.

Monday, August 31, 2009

When in NYC

D300 - 46 mm, 1/200 sec f/5, ISO 200

There is no better way to feel one's own ignorance

than confrontation.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


D300 - 105 mm, 1/250 sec f/22, ISO 200

Impulses turned into images.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Out of office

D300 - 105mm, 1/250 sec f/8, ISO 200


hooked up to an innocent wall.

This is what a vacation is all about.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer mood

Today it was a tough day, and I spare you the details. When I got back home I felt the urge to play music again. While tuning my cello after many years of inactivity I broke 1 string. Stubborn as never before, I went on tuning the instrument, carelessly planning on playing with three strings and I broke another one.
All things conjuring up against me? No, it is only an unmistakable sign I need a break. Hopefully a relaxing one.

P.S. I know.. this is no poetry nor anything insightful but don't I deserve a little rant every now and then?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A lesson for the ego

D300 - 12 mm, 1/160 f/16, ISO 200

In the shadows of a sunny day

I spotted a pattern.

Simple and shallow it seemed

but who am I to judge?