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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.

World Photography Awards Shortlisted


I received an unexpected e-mail:

“Dear Paolo Mezzera,

I am delighted to announce that your image has been shortlisted in the top 10 images in the People Category in the Open Competition of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.

Your work has been selected from 54,851 images entered from 170 countries. This is an incredible achievement.

Your name will be announced to press and on our website, on 5th February but before then it is absolutely critical that you keep this information confidential. The winners of each category will be announced on 19th March.”


The selected image is this portrait (click the link to see it on flickr), taken in April 2012.

I could not believe.
Now we have to wait March 19 to know the winners… but I’m already happy and amazed to be among the first ten!
And I found my name and my photo on many websites around the world.

I have to thank my beautiful model, Elisabetta. She is always nice. The shot below is an unpublished portrait of her. Just to say thank you.

Canon Eos 3 – 24mm f/1.4 – Fuji 400H

buttha - Paolo Mezzera Photography è amico mio

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