Snow on Tiberina island
A glimpse of the Tiberina island during the snowfall of 2012. It rarely snows in Rome and the last big snowfall was in 1986. I could not miss the opportunity to see the whitewashed town, the snow makes everything pure and creates the right atmosphere to take some beautiful pictures, a bit like the fog. After a long day through the city, on the way back, while I was crossing the Palatino bridge, I saw the Tiberina Island covered by the snow and the human figures that stood out from that white: at that point it was easy to take the picture.
Spring 2013, via Tomacelli, just near the corner with via del Corso. It is about to be opened a new Benetton store and there are several windows obscured by large billboards. My gaze is attracted by these large model figures that overstand out on the people passing by. A couple stopped just at the right point without covering the model. United under the umbrella, they seemed admiring an artwork such as they were done up, I just have had the shot.
It’s July, around noon, I’m inside the Pantheon and I noticed that the sun, flashing by the dome aperture (the so-called Oculus diameter of 8,2 m) draws a perfect cone of light with a great contrast with the internal shades of the building. I went to this interior several times, but only in this period of time there is a such amazing effect. I put the wide angle on my camera quite enough to catch the light cone, I stood at the edge of the circle. There were crowds, everyone noticed the light effect, there was who stopped by, who took a pose for a snapshot, so I had to wait quite a long before my shooting, trying to avoid the confusion.
I took this shot at the Pantheon early in the morning, shortly before 8 a.m., the only way to find the square empty. I put myself behind the monument columns with my wide - angle lens waiting for an interesting shot. A few minutes later, two tourists cross the scene right in the middle of the columns and I took the picture. Their silhouettes allow us to understand well the size of the Roman columns 14 meters high.
A series of images taken during rainy days in Rome, from Colosseo to st. Peter's Square, from Ponte Sisto to Campidoglio. I love shooting when it rains, the light is perfect for black and white pictures, the streets and the cobblestones are shiny, the shadows reveal the details and umbrellas are so fascinating elements.