Monday, 29 April 2013

Cimitero Monumentale Torino -again-

Just a small amount of text this time since i'm focusing on the images.  I think this suits you as well..

The images this time are a bit on the black/white side but that's just an illusion. The sky on the day i took these ones was a grey sheet from horizon to horizon. And that makes everything a bit bleak and shallow. It was perfect weather for portraits since the shadows were very soft, but it was rubbish for my purposes. I hope you enjoy these ones anyway...

Arcades leading to ....


Angel under a pale grey sky

Slightly different angle.

Proof: Not Black/White images all the way!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Cimitero Monumentale Torino

This post requires an explanation because it is the hardest post i've ever done.

Last October we visited the Cimitero Monumentale Torino. On a friday. And it began to go horribly wrong...

We began to unpack our equipment but were soon stopped by a policeman who pointed at a sign (which we didn't see before). The sign clearly depicted a crossed out camera... What now? That was a situation we've never faced in Italia before. The policeman lead us to the office and the staff, however nice and friendly they were couldn't really help us.

It turned out that photography is only allowed on mondays as a part of an official guided tour. That was very unfortunate because we wouldn't be in Torino anymore on the next monday... And since it was a guided tour you don't get the time you need to take proper pictures.

So we begged and smiled a lot and lo! We were given a form to fill out and then we were handed some tags that showed that we are allowed to take pictures. The downside however was that we could only make pictures for private purpose only. No commercial use and no publishing whatsoever. And that isn't very helpful for this blog.

So the following weeks i had several conversations via email and other communication-channels and finally (with the big help of Mauro Felicori, the Head of the Economy and Promotion Department of Bologna Municipality and a personal friend of the director of the Cemetery : Mille grazie, Amico!) i got the permission to show the pictures i've made there.