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Recent features [march 2013]

March 2013 was a month full of satisfaction. I’ve been featured in some very nice blog.

The first one is Bride in Italy, an italian photoblog about wedding photography, which collect an amazing series of real events. I was so happy that they chose to publish Linda & Giacomo’s wedding album.

I have to say thanks one more time to Linda and Giacomo for their kind invitation to this lovely party.
And thanks to Bride in Italy for publishing my pictures, of course.

Then the print space, which has already hosted me in an exhibition (November 2012), published a nice post about my portraits.

They also asked me for a short interview, that you can read clicking on the link.

In these days I am writing some photography tips for a book by WPO (World Photographic Organisation). I write about portraiture.
The book is a guide that will be published in the lifestyle and amateur photography press throughout Europe.
I can not wait to have a copy in my hands.

New York City

I spent some days in one of the most interesting places in the world. The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the center of the universe, Gotham City, Metropolis, the capital of the world, or whatever you want to call it: New York City!

I had the good fortune to enjoy the city with the snow, the sun, and the clouds.
I met nice people, artists of all kinds, road musicians, and a number of amazing places. For example, The Little Lebowsky Shop, dedicated to the cult movie of Coen brothers. Or B&H, a photo & video store that is a photographer’s paradise.

I really loved newyorkers, food, vehicles (taxis!), nightlife, coffee, subway, the frenzy, the quiet, from Brooklyn to Manhattan, to Harlem (where I could listen a beautiful gospel mass).

These images show the city as I saw it. I hope you enjoy.

A must listen song, especially if you are european like me: A heart in New York, by Gallagher and Lyle. Sung by Art Garfunkel. I love this song.

Roland Polczer - Very nice series Paolo, it really gives back the mood of the place. Looks like you bought the 45ts, cool 🙂 Cheers, Roland

paolo mezzera - Exactly, Roland: the 45ts. It’s amazing. And it’s also your fault! 😉 Thanks

Guido Romano - Vedo che il vostro viaggio a MANHATTAN e’ stato un successo e lo dimostrano le tue foto Paolo. Complimenti. Ci sono piaciute molto.


The Battle of the Oranges is a festival in the Northern Italian city of Ivrea, which includes a tradition of throwing of oranges between organized groups.
It is the largest food fight in Italy
(from Wikipedia)

Oranges fly fast, adrenalin too.

I decided to photograph the battle of the oranges up close. I went really close. Very close.
To do that I bought a disposable film camera, waterproof, with a 800 Iso roll.
And this is what came out.

rivera - Really cool series! Hope you survived the battle without major injuries 🙂

patrick - I wonder what the horses think about all that.