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Stills | London

Despite my lack of blog posts, I am still alive guys. I spent these months between a hectic schedule at work and some time doing absolutely nothing with my family. Beside that, I managed to plan a sort of vacation in London. I attended a short course at Central Saint Martins and took the opportunity to visit the city once again. Unfortunately  I got through a few unlucky events  and I lost most of my photos aside from these stills. I promise I will update more frequently and regularly the blog, in fact there may be something ready yet! Nonostante l’assenza di aggiornamenti sono ancora viva, non preoccupatevi. Ho trascorso gli ultimi mesi tra una routine lavorativa frenetica e dei giorni di assoluto far nulla con la mia famiglia ma, oltre a questo sono riuscita ad organizzare un breve viaggio a Londra. La motivazione principale è stata quella di frequentare un corso alla Central Saint Martins ma ne ho approfittato per visitare la città ancora una volta. Sfortunatamente a causa di alcuni contrattempi ho perso la maggior parte delle foto …

On Replay | James Bay – Best Fake Smile

James Bay is a young British songwriter whose debut album, Chaos and The Calm, topped UK and USA charts.  Maybe you haven’t heard his name yet but I am pretty sure you will recognize his massive hit, Hold Back The River. He is renowned for his deep and thoughtful ballads but this time I propose a song who brings a more light-hearted side of him. “No you don’t have to wear your best fake smile Don’t have to stand there and burn inside Oh oh oh if you don’t like it.”

Tim Walker – The story teller

During the exhibition “Tim Walker: Story Teller“, the homonymous photographer’s approach to his work was summed up in this way: “When Tim Walker turns fashion shoots into fairytales, familiar landascapes become unmapped territory, familiar faces half-remembered.Whenever wonder runs low and with imagination constrained by truth and certainty, Walker’s photographs remind us how to dream again.” Despite Tim Walker is not primarly interested by fashion -in fact, you can find extracts from his portfolio at prestigious museums in London- you always have his photos on Vogue, i-D and Love Magazine. According to the British photographer “every picture is a fantasy” and he tries to involve models and viewer in that process and indeed he can carry us into a surreal dimension. I love fashion photography but if I have to think about my personal conception of fashion photography my mind goes directly to Tim Walker’s work so I decided to make this post to collect some of his inspiring photos. Here they are:

Paolo Nutini – Scream (Funk my life up)

  After five years Paolo Nutini, the Scottish singer-songwriter of Italian descent, is back with the new album “Caustic Love” anticipated by this funk – see what I did here –  single. He released his debut album, “These Streets”, in 2006, which featured the hits New Shoes and Last Request. It was followed up with UK chart-topper “Sunny Side Up” in 2009, which won the Best Album category at the Ivor Novello Awards. Nutini, at his third album, has loyal fans – clearly i am one of those – who have not forgotten him despite his decision to stay out of the limelight in order to create new songs without pressure . Now I can’t wait to hear the whole album – out on April 15th – and listen his unique  voice live again.

George Ezra – Cassy O’

George Ezra  is a singer songwriter from Bristol, United Kingdom, and he is currently working on his debut studio album. He has been noted for his deep, mature sounding tone, and he regularly cites Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie as his musical influences.  I am very fond of folk and raspy voices so I recommend this boy.