Sul quando vi sentite Photographer, ma anche no!

Buongiorno a tutti,
Come state?
Sto per farvi una confessione.
Da tempo mi chiedo con quale logica aggiungiate la parola photographer alle diciture dei vostri siti.
Le domande che mi son sempre fatta in merito sono tre:
1) Perché in inglese? Secondo voi un photographer ammerecano è meglio di un fotografo italiano? Boh, i misteri impenetrabili degli italiani esterofili.
2) Perché aggiungete la definizione di fotografo in una qualsiasi lingua del mondo? Avete bisogno di ricordarlo a voi o a altri? Chi ci cerca, ci cerca col nome, giusto?
Mi spiego meglio.
Figuccio Carmelo photographer viene ricercato in Internet come Figuccio Carmelo … dato che cercando come photographer certo non esce lui, quindi se dopo il nome c’è scritto mungitore di latte di balena, che caz cambia?
3) La dicitura photographer mi preoccupa, così come mi preoccupa quella di artista, tipo Figuccio Carmelo Artista. Chi vi definisce fotografi o artisti, voi stessi? Lo sapevate che non è fotografo chi produce immagini con la macchina fotografica, non è artista chi produce quadri con colori a olio e non è scrittore chi scrive con la penna?
4) Lo sapevate che in mezzo a ‘sto marasma ci sono i  photographers  quelli veri che fanno i  photographers  e quasi mai lo scrivono?
5) Poi fate un po’ quello che vi va…chissenefrega. Mica  è la parola Photographer  che migliorerà la vostra produzione fotografica, altrimenti la avrei già aggiunta anche io!
Queste sono considerazioni rivolte a chi lo scrive senza riflettere perché sta bene nella grafica del logo o perche fa figo. Non ai fotografi che combattono ogni giorno con professionalità, perseveranza e coerenza, per affermarsi in questo settore.
Ciao Sara

Sara Munari “Be the bee body be boom”

Dieci cose che possiamo imparare da Stephen Shore.

10 Things We Can Learn from Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore became one of the most important photographers of our time by photographing everyday objects like swimming pools, street signs, shop windows or food. Sounds familiar? Read on for the 10 things we can learn from him about our own photography.

Stephen Shore is one of the most iconic American photographers of our time. Born in New York City in 1947, he started photographing at an early age and, after undertaking a roadtrip through the US at age 25, dove into color photography. His work not only proved that beauty can be created out of seemingly mundane scenes and objects, but also that color photographs can be considered as fine art, which, until the 1970s, was reserved for B&W photography only.

Shore influenced a whole generation of photographers such as Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Martin Parr, Joel Sternfeld, and Thomas Struth. You can find out more about him on his website.

Here are 10 things we can learn from Stephen Shore:

1. Beauty is everywhere LA BELLEZZA è OVUNQUE

More than anybody else, Stephen Shore proves that you don’t have to travel far to capture something special. It’s right here, where you are, waiting to be put into a picture.

2. Understand color  CAPIRE IL “COLORE”

Colors are not just “there,” they are compositional elements just like lines, geometry or framing. Look out for interesting patterns and see how your photographs will change.

3. Use different formats USARE FORMATI DIFFERENTI

Don’t restrict yourself to just one format: different formats enable you distinctive ways of seeing. Shore switched formats often for various projects that he worked on, sometimes using heavy large format cameras and sometimes handheld 35mm snapshot cameras.


Some of Shore’s most iconic photographs came from a 1972 road trip from NYC to Texas. He just took a car and drove through the country, capturing whatever inspired him: from strangers at truck stops to women’s hats in a shop window.

5. Make yourself part of the picture ENTRATE A FAR PARTE DELLA FOTOGRAFIA

While in recent years selfies have taken on a whole new character, including parts of yourself in a picture adds a very personal touch to it. Just go beyond the odd “me in the mirror” snap and rather explore different perspectives on documenting yourself and your life.

6. Be a keen observer SIATE FINI OSSERVATORI

Shore’s photographs wouldn’t have the same power if he didn’t observe his surroundings closely. Walk around, look and listen to understand where you are – then shoot.


Looking at Stephen Shore’s images as large high quality prints is an eye-opening experience. Print out your own images in a large format and you’ll see what really works.

8. Keep a photographic diary TENERE UN DIARIO FOTOGRAFICO 

This may seem self-evident, but taking photos of your daily life and the things that inspire you creates a beautifully rich history of your unique life. Don’t be afraid to capture the mundane; looking at it later often reveals narratives you weren’t aware of before.

9. Believe in yourself CREDETE IN VOI STESSI

Stephen Shore was, and still is, highly controversial. Many don’t see anything special in his photographs. But despite the criticism, he kept on doing what he did – and eventually became one of the most important photographers of our time who inspired a whole new generation.

10. Always have your camera with you PORTATE SEMPRE LA MACCHINA CON VOI

The best photographs happen when you aren’t prepared. Be always ready.