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GOODBYE

Posted in Photography on July 19, 2017 by Stefano Mazza

Dear friends, time has come to say goodbye.
For anybody interested to stay in touch, please see my flickr photostream:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefano_mazza/

Thank you and farewell.
Stefano

URBANOMETRIA FEATURED ON ITALIAN WAYS

Posted in Landscape, Photography, Urban with tags , , , on October 10, 2016 by Stefano Mazza

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A quick post just to inform you that a selection from my Urbanometria project has been featured on Italian Ways web magazine and it’s visible at the following end:

http://www.italianways.com/urbanometria-2/

In his photographs, Modena-born Stefano Mazza loves to capture urban landscapes and architectures. In his “Urbanometria” series, he gives colorful city buildings an abstract physiognomy and transforms them into minimalistic, geometric compositions.

www.italianways.com

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S.Benedetto Po (MN), 09.03.2014

Posted in Architecture, Landscape, Photography, Urban with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2016 by Stefano Mazza

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S.Benedetto Po (MN), 09.03.2014

Shoot for yourself: ideas from Eric Kim

Posted in Authors, Photographic Culture, Photography with tags , , , on December 21, 2015 by Stefano Mazza

Wealthy Webfarers,

it’s a long time since I’ve wrote something over here. I don’t have any picture of mine to show yet, but I’ve felt the immediate need to write after I’ve read these Eric Kim’s guidelines about what he calls “Personal Photography”.

I don’t have many things in common with whosoever calls himself “street photographer”, except the fact that the majority of my images are taken in urban environments, but I’m interested in this genre and I do appreciate who applies this style of photography.

Eric Kim is one of the most prominent street photographers of our time and he’s also one of the most active on the web and socials. It was funny for me to see a newsletter from his side entitled “Only shoot for yourself“.

I must say that I agree with the suggestions he gives. In the end, what we really need is more good photography.

I you have a couple of free minutes, please read it.

Farewell, Prince of Darkness!

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2015 by Stefano Mazza

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, 27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015.

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Maranello, 04.12.2013

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2014 by Stefano Mazza

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SUBSEQUENT DECISIONS – my thoughts featured on Gianni Galassi’s PhotoGraphia Blog

Posted in Authors, Photographic Culture, Photography with tags , , , on November 7, 2014 by Stefano Mazza

Gianni Galassi is one of the few artists from which I have been able to learn a part of the mysteries of photography.
Not only he has a long and serious photographic background, but he also shows to have a deep knowledge of visual arts in general. His photography at first glance may look minimalistic, but after the second or third sight, it is clear that in every shot he rather deals with the uncanny complexity of the world we all see everyday, from which he is able to catch astounding perspectives. Lines, shapes, volumes, visual pathways, colours and rhythms are merged inside highly defined frames.

He undoubtedly comes from the Italian photographic movement of the late Sixties and Seventies, and this may clearly visible in the cultural strength he shows in his art.
Maybe we’ll spend some more words on Gianni Galassi’s art on these pages, as soon as I will be able to.

He runs a blog, PhotoGraphia, where he shares his photographs and thoughts with the public. As I told him some years ago, I feel that I’ve learnt more just by staring at his pictures than reading thousands of words in manuals.

A few days ago, it happened that I wrote a comment after one of his posts, and he decided that my words were articulated enough to be officially featured on a dedicated post, that by the way has been titled directly from my comment.
The theme was the post-processing of old shots taken some months, or even years, in the past. You can read it at the following end:

http://giannigalassi.typepad.com/blog/2014/11/a-sequence-of-subsequent-decisions.html#

Needless to say, I’m really happy, this really made my day.
Thank you, Gianni.

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