(Sic) Transit Cuba (2017)

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Viviano in un tempo di cambiamenti accelerati, scrivo nella mia “metafora dei confini”. Certamente, a Cuba pochi cambiamenti sono avvenuti negli ultimi decenni. Quindi come “transita” Cuba? Cosa cambierà nel prossimo futuro? Una degli aspetti sorprendenti, quando si arriva da un paese occidentale, è la quasi totale assenza di pubblicità stradali. Normale per un paese comunista, dove la concorrenza non …

Suspended: new photographs

Massimo Cristaldi Photographs

I’ve added new photographs, taken this summer, to “Suspended”, my always on photo project on a never changing Sicily. This was shot in the small Island of Portopalo, southern coast of Sicily, and represent the statue of Maria Santissima Scala del Paradiso, erected in 1959. The Madonna protects the town of Portopalo. I’ve also added a photograph a took in …

#ParisIsAboutLife

Massimo Cristaldi Travels

I was in Paris just before the tragic happenings of November 13th 2015. As usual a city full of life, of joy, and this is what this city is going to be forever, and nothing will ever change it. #ParisIsAboutLife.

Ocoloy, April 2015

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My Ocoloy for April has been partially tampered by my broken(!) Ricoh. Yes, it stopped working so I had to send it back for fixing. Hence, in April, I really missed it. Fewer shots in this month, some of them taken with Sony A7r+35mm. Indeed, it was fun for a number of reasons. I love shooting at night and hence …

Ocoloy, March 2015

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After January and February here is the OCOLOY for March. I’m shooting 70 pics per week and select, printing, 8 of them per month. I’m using just a small Ricoh GR (28mm f/2.8) and process the photographs to polaroid look&feel.

Ocoloy, Feb 2015

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With some delay over the schedule here the photographs belonging to OCOLOY, taken in February 2015. January photographs are visible here.  I’m shooting 70 pics per week and select, printing, 8 of them per month. I’m using just a small Ricoh GR (28mm f/2.8) and process the photographs to polaroid look&feel.

Ocoloy, Jan 2015

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Photography must be fun. So together with the “big”, long term projects, that somehow drain energy, I’m enjoying a One Camera, One Lens, One Year Project. For 2015, I’m shooting 70 pics per week and select, printing, 8 of them per month. I’m using just a small Ricoh GR (28mm f/2.8) and process the photographs to polaroid look&feel. You can …

Vintage Mania

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Second short story published on Storehouse. No secrets: I love bikes, and, more than all, vintage bikes. And I am not alone… With some friends we use 40 years old bikes to explore, slowly, Sicily. Discovering vintage all around… Some of the photos of these trips are together in the Storehouse story you can find here.

D.D.resden

Massimo Cristaldi Travels

I’ve started using Storehouse to publish some short photo essays. I find it a great way to build short stories. It works (very well) on the iPAD, the user interface is very simple and clean. You select your photos (also from online repositories, such as flickr), add some text and publish. The first work I’ve published is D.D.Resden that can be …

A Men’s World: 8 years later

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I started shooting old people along the streets of Sicily many years ago, around 2006. After 8 years here I am, again, adding some new photographs to my A Men’s World. Not much changed, in fact. Still the same faces, some of the “younger” people now grown older in the context of my favorite “old men’s” square in Sicily.