Smartphotography is a sort of game for me. It’s like a “human” pokemon go.
I catch details, collect glimpses of other people’s lives, frame spaces. I truly feel empathy with whom I take pictures of. I dearly hug them in my mind thanking them for being that way.
Photos are just a reminder for me of all the (often silly) questions I’d love to ask them. They reply through their expressions, attitude, glances, clothing, body language and I am there, trying not to be seen, collecting what the world, the city, the people, the details have to offer (and that’s a lot!). I look at somebody, I detect a hint, some story that wants to be told, then I click, my critic monkey inside filters and yells and judges and I eventually share the picture on instagram to shut the monkey up.
To me photos are a dialogue, an exchange, a stirring of life.
I just want my pictures to be more efficient, since I am craving for meaning and in order to achieve that I have to learn basics and technique form the skilled ones, from you… and reach out for my reflex.