Saturday, October 13, 2012

Greetings from ...

Tempio di Vesta, Tivoli

Milano & Roma (plus dust & something else overlaid)

All photographs, (C) Tiberio Fanti

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Franka and the flowers

Franka, our point and shoot aluminium camera from 1958, detects all the plants in the City, wherever they hide.
© Paolo Saccheri

Secrets of Genoa

Franka discovers a secret Genoa.
©Paolo Saccheri

Portatori Cristo

Only in Liguria, North-West coast of Italy, are the Christ bearers, gathered in congregations or "casacce". Strong men who carry in the processionheavy crucifixes and processional cabinets. A tradition that has its roots in the Middle Ages, with the formation of early congregations that dealt with religious rites and carried out social and humanitarian functions.

Here, for the Patron Saint Day San Giovanni Battista, the procession reached the sea where the Archbishop blessed the port and the ships.
© Paolo Saccheri

Monday, July 2, 2012

in flight

How about making your head turn trying to follow the crazy flight and sound of swifts in the late evening skies... unable to control Franka's shutter 
© Paolo Saccheri

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cherry Blossoms

Photo © Ulf Fågelhammar/Franka

No. This is 14 April. Can you beleive that just two weeks later this place is swarming with photographers capturing when pink cherry blossoms. No. But it is true. Have a look.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Walking blues

photo © Ulf Fågelhammar/Franka

"I woke up this mornin
feelin round for my shoes
Know bout at I got these
old walkin blues"

Robert Johnson

Monday, April 23, 2012

The rising sun

Photo © Ulf Fågelhammar/Franka

Is it the house of the rising sun, or just a mirage? Franka was made in Bayreuth, Germany. But I don't associate her with Wagner...she is more like Sibelius or Shostakovich or Bob Dylan...

"Now when all of the bandits that you turned your other cheek to
All lay down their bandanas and complain
And you want somebody you don't have to speak to
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane ?"

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Facing south

Photo © Ulf Fågelhammar/Franka
Franka has left and the lions offer no comfort this freezing April day in Stockholm. Will she ever return? I wonder what it's like in Frankfurt?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Surreal Days

Photo© Ulf Fågelhammar/Franka
I went all the way to Stockholm, just to see what they were doing there...Franka is gone but her pictures remain.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bass player

Photo © Ulf Fågelhammar/Franka

Stockholm is cold but I like where I'm living...there's music on...Franka is dreaming about far away places and tells me that she is ready to travel.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Library

Picture taken with Franka in Stockholm, March 2012. The camera will change hands many times in the months ahead. Slow photography, snail mail and patience. But there is a thrill to this journey - I will not reveal the next destination. The camera is packed and about to be delivered to a photographer somewhere in the world. Check out this blog at least once a week and you will eventually find out where, when and who. And what.
In the meantime I will post some more photos, taken by Franka in Stockholm.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Slow photography, snail mail and patience

You are invited to join Franka on her journey around the world. Franka is a camera from 1958 or 1965 (?), simple and cheap. It is loaded with 120 film. 

The journey will start this week and it will go on for perhaps as much as two years. I have not equipped Franka with a GPS or something similar - this is slow photography, snail mail and above all patience.

Does it sound like fun? OK, let us start with a quiz. Where is Franka in the picture above?