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Rome 2002 Gallery

From a trip I made with my father and his wife in autumn, 2002. I think all tourists should be required to carry red umbrellas in the rain – makes for great pictures against the gray stone of the Colosseum. You might also like: Roman Street Signs Imaging in Italy: A Photographic Walking Tour of Read More…

From a trip I made with my father and his wife in autumn, 2002. I think all tourists should be required to carry red umbrellas in the rain – makes for great pictures against the gray stone of the Colosseum.

Photo Gallery: OpenCamp, Rome, March 2008

I attended OpenCamp in Rome, which was held in a mostly recovered public space, the former slaughterhouses of Rome, parts of which are interestingly decorated with graffiti. You might also like: Roman Street Signs Trainwriting Imaging in Italy: A Photographic Walking Tour of Rome Imaging in Italy: A Photographic Walking Tour of Rome

I attended OpenCamp in Rome, which was held in a mostly recovered public space, the former slaughterhouses of Rome, parts of which are interestingly decorated with graffiti.

barCamp Roma: January, 2007

The full gallery of photos from my attendance at barCamp in Rome. You might also like: Pandecena Milano June ’07 – In Which a Cunning Plot is Hatched FemCamp Bologna 2007 Pursuing a Dream of Italy Photos of Rome’s Pantheon


The full gallery of photos from my attendance at barCamp in Rome.

Roman Street Signs

During the Imaging in Italy course I attended in Rome in October, 2003, I was much taken with the ancient signage I found all over – both the lettering and the language were charmingly antique. Several were on the theme of “do not litter”, in this case “on pain of ten scudi (coins) each time”, Read More…

During the Imaging in Italy course I attended in Rome in October, 2003, I was much taken with the ancient signage I found all over – both the lettering and the language were charmingly antique.

Several were on the theme of “do not litter”, in this case “on pain of ten scudi (coins) each time”, by authority of “The President of the Streets”

street sign in Rome: No littering

– a grandiose title, in some cases further amplified with epithets like “illustrious” and “righteous”.

Rome street sign

Rome street sign

Rome street sign

Rome antique insurance sign

Rome antique insurance plaque

^ It appears that it was at some period customary to put a plate on your home indicating who insured it! Note that both of these logos are still familiar in the modern Italian insurance industry.

This plaque denotes one of the ancient quarters (rione) of the city, with its symbol, a gryphon.

Rione Parione

Imaging in Italy: A Photographic Walking Tour of Rome – Day 5

Friday morning we met to review everyone’s photographs; Tony had selected 50 each, and put them together in a presentation (he had spent a lot of time scanning from prints for those who had been using non-digital cameras). We gasped in delight at each other’s pictures, and, as always, learned from Tony’s comments on them. Read More…

Friday morning we met to review everyone’s photographs; Tony had selected 50 each, and put them together in a presentation (he had spent a lot of time scanning from prints for those who had been using non-digital cameras). We gasped in delight at each other’s pictures, and, as always, learned from Tony’s comments on them. In some cases, I had caught things I had not consciously seen, or that I hadn’t quite been aiming at.

My digital camera is very slow on the uptake: there’s a considerable lag between pressing the button and the shutter opening, which makes it nearly impossible to grab the right moment. In Viterbo, I had looked down at this geometry of stairs and cobblestone street and liked it, but, with nobody in it, it wasn’t all that interesting. I had turned off my camera and was sitting back enjoying the sunshine when I saw the above girl and her dog approaching across the square. They were moving fast, so it was a miracle that I caught them at all, and sheer dumb luck that I caught them at exactly the right moment.

Here’s another shot of mine that Tony liked:

Are you feeling

I was simply shooting an amusingly mysterious piece of graffiti, but Tony liked the composition; he says the door knocker makes this photo.
Friday afternoon, we all met in Rome’s Trastevere quarter for a snack and final discussion. On the way there, I tried to capture an amusing scene with some typical Italian males.

We wrapped up Friday night with a sumptuous farewell dinner at the rooftop restaurant of the Hotel Forum. We were seated next to the piano, with a talented singer, and near a Singaporean couple celebrating their 31st anniversary. So everyone joined in a rousing chorus of “La donna é mobile,” a fitting end to Tony and Clovis’ week of shepherding around four extremely mobile women and their cameras.

Here’s one of Tony’s shots of me shooting in Viterbo. I spent a lot of time looking up.

Imaging in Italy Day 12344.55 – visit the Imaging in Italy site

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