Crossing Borders: Italy, An Assignment For Myself

Fellow Photographer Joe McNally said it best, “No matter how much crap you gotta plow through to stay alive as a photographer, no matter how many bad assignments, bad days, bad clients, snotty subjects, obnoxious handlers, wigged-out art directors, technical disasters, failures of the mind, body, and will, all the shouldas, couldas, and wouldas that befuddle our brains and creep into our dreams, always remember to make room to shoot what you love. It’s the only way to keep your heart beating as a photographer.” Amen to that Joe !  I have no plans to retire, we photographers, writers and documentary filmmakers don’t retire, we reedit. I don’t think about my own mortality, it will happen as sure as it will for all of us, but I can only hope that it will interrupt me while photographing life – at least I hope it does with camera in hand.

Rome, Itlay, Roman HolidayRome, Itlay, Never, Never LandRome, Itlay, Did you turn off the light when we left ?Rome, Itlay souvenirsRome, Itlay, Vatican On GuardRome, Itlay We are Against War and Tourist menuRome, Itlay, Coliseum_Rome, Itlay Trevi Fountain KissRome, Itlay Vatican ToeRome, Itlay Spanish StepsRome, Itlay Service with an attitudeRome, Itlay, VaticanRome, Itlay VespaRome, Itlay Taking a smoke break from beggingRome, Itlay MaryRome, Itlay Green UmbrellaRome, Itlay Street ArtRome, Itlay ArchitectureRome, Itlay Italian GestureRome, Itlay Begging for changeRome, Itlay Italian whistlerRome Itlay Nuns in rainRome, Itlay A Gaggle of PriestsRome Itlay Vatican ExitPompeii , Itlay Mt. VesuviusRome Itlay Rome's FinestNapoli, Itlay Out the WindowNapoli, Itlay YummmNapoli, Itlay Woman and her dogNapoli, Itlay What's that over there ?husbandNapoli, Itlay Street Art ModonnaNapoli, Itlay MaskNapoli, Itlay Margarita PizzaNapoli, Itlay Italian Family of fourNapoli, Itlay Street AngelNapoli, Itlay Compro OroNapoli, Itlay BicycleNapoli , Itlay CityScapte at nightNapoli , Itlay Chapel LightFlorence, Itlay, Street ArtistsIschia Island, Itlay _Florence, Itlay, EnvyRome, Itlay German Tourst at SunsetNapoli, Itlay Italian Wife Looking for her husbandFlorence, Itlay, Reading the old wayFlorence, Itlay, Reaching for the starsFlorence, Itlay, Sun shadeNapoli, Itlay Italian WatchdogFlorence, Itlay, NappingFlorence, Itlay, CompletoFlorence, Itlay, iPadNapoli, Itlay Out the WindowFlorence, Itlay Which key is it?Florence, Itlay, Love StreetFlorence, Itlay, David
Florence, Itlay Stinky shoesFlorence, Itlay, TextingFlorence, Itlay Light and marbelFlorence, Itlay Praying for a handout

It’s A Potpourri of Images!

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Exposure and Other Worldly Morsels: L’arte di strada di Napoli

“Bus stops are far more interesting and useful places to have art than in museums. Graffiti has more chance of meaning something or changing stuff than anything indoors. Graffiti has been used to start revolutions, stop wars, and generally is the voice of people who aren’t listened to. Graffiti is one of those few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make somebody smile while they’re having a piss”
 – Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

 

Artisti di strada di Napoli

Leather to the pavement and more back alleys: Art is in the eye of the beholder and what is art to some is only an eye sore to others. Our history of graffiti goes back to the time we lived in caves and during Roman times (two thousand year ago) graffiti was used to indicate boundaries and expression of political dissent. Today we twitter.

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