The Last Puppet Maker of Venice

The Last Puppet Maker Of Venice

Like a modern Geppetto, Roberto Comin slowly and carefully chips away at blocks of pinewood to make unique creations in his workshop in Venice. Without a shop window and betrayed only by a discreet sticker affixed to an anonymous iron gate, L’isola di Pinocchio is not easy to find. I didn’t know about its existence until a good friend of mine asked …

Cattle Market, Nizwa, Oman

Oman Travelogue, Part 4: Nizwa

This is part 4 of my series of articles about my recent photo tour in the Sultanate of Oman. You can find the previously published parts here: Oman Travelogue, Part 1: Muscat Oman Travelogue, Part 2: Nakhal, Wadi Bani Awf, and Al Hamra Oman Travelogue, Part 3: Jebel Shams The next episodes in the series will be published shortly. I am …

Chiang Mai

Thailand in Two Weeks: Chiang Mai

This is the fourth installment in my series about Thailand. You can find the previous ones by clicking on the below links: One Night in Chinatown, Bangkok More Bangkok Thailand in Two Weeks; Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Lampang All photos taken with the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm X100S and various lenses. After the chaos and the frenzy of Bangkok, it was great to spend …

Autometalogolex

The True Meaning Of Christmas Autometalogolex is a word defined as the act of looking up its definition.

Polishing a turd in camera

By Simon Patterson turd (noun) : A lump of excrement One of the advantages amateur photographers have over pros is that the only pressure we experience is self imposed. We can shoot anything we want, experimenting to our heart’s content. If we come back with nothing from a shoot, there is no real cost apart from our own disappointment. No big …

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Oman Travelogue, Part 1: Muscat

The year 2017 will go down in my personal history as one of the richest, in terms of the destinations I have traveled to. Its beginning and its end are marked by two journeys to a country that was new to me and that I’ve come to love like few others: the Sultanate of Oman. I was lucky to be …

Par(ad)is

The Chef’s Rules Of Photography

Are there rules in photography? I guess that if I were to ask this question without further qualifications, the answers would mention the rule of thirds or something just as silly. That’s not what I have in mind, however, so allow me to explain. I recently finished reading The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness, …