Good-bye Gutenberg!

ferrara alla verticale

Posted in On the street, Scenes by Mihai Stoica on October 24, 2011

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I am usually hesitant about vertical compositions and I normally avoid them, except for some extraordinary situations. It is somehow unnatural for the eye and harder to explore. Some of you might disagree, but as I’m not normally shooting portraits or architecture I don’t see it fitting. Still, there are certain places that I’ve visited recently in Italy that push me to compose vertically. I find it challenging, but pleasurable. There are many elements which go into the composition (buildings, wires, people, shadows, columns etc.) and one must be very careful to find a balanced geometry for the eye to enjoy. For that matter, I’m glad I’m in Italy: it’s easy to find characters, especially when wondering about in the streets. It must be that that is why Fellini didn’t really consider himself an extraordinary filmmaker. It was not just modesty, but maybe a feeling that he is more of a documentarist…


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