The photo was taken during my trip in China and this fisherman was standing with his cormorants on the riverside of the Li river in Yangshuo. He had been posing for a crew of tourists for a while but I decided to shoot the only moment he was inattentive looking for people to take a photo with. I think this is the favourite picture I have ever taken and it reminds me of an unforgettable experience.
I took this series of photos for an university exam and, as we were able to choose the theme for one assignment, I decided to focus on the variety of traders in the centre of the city where I live, Turin. Turin is not my hometown but I moved here five years ago for studying and I can consider it my home. I will move in a few months after my graduation and I know I will badly miss this city so I hope to have transmitted to you my bond to this place.
Long story short, here we are with another series of my Chinese reportage: this time I tried to collect pictures of doors, aisles and inner courtyards. In the Chinese traditional architecture was very important to creating courtyards as a quiet and picturesque world in opposition to the frenzied outside and this element sometimes is reproduced in the contemporary architecture, too.
In my last trip I took tonnes of photographs but I am not brave enough yet to start picking out some of them so, instead, I decided to post this little series. I know that the fact I went around taking photos of shoes may seem quirky however I found that the Chinese habit of leaving their footwear on the doorstep was very cheerful and also inspirational. So that’s all! I will try to divide all the pictures I took according to themes, as I did here, to make my picking work easier and to show you very soon all the beautiful places I visited. Stay tuned!
Since I spent the past month strolling around China I had the opportunity to notice how Chinese girls dress. The fashionable girls are not afraid to put on rainbow colors, chunky boots or fluffy coats but basically most of females – they could be children, business women or elders – wear something red in her outfit. So, when I came back in Italy and I passed by an entire shop window of red Dolce & Gabbana’s, I decided to make a brief resume of some red inspirations from runways and commercials.
In a few days I will leave the west side of the globe and I will start a month trip to China and despite the fact I am really excited about it, while this morning I was trying to find my indispensable midi ring, I realised there is one problem: the luggage. My trip started as an university thesis trip of two weeks but then has become a longer trip on the road so it’s preferable to bring one only big backpack. one moth, one backpack. I am on denial. If you are in a similar situation I suggest to bring with you a chivalrous boyfriend or a loyal friend who can carry your luggage. Instead, in a real sad world you have to carry your own luggage and the only option is to give up all your beloved accessories and forget every outfit you created in your head like that one for a karaoke night in a Beijing club. So, I am about to greet my heeled shoes and majority of my beauty essentials because …