H Hour Curfew Time May 6, 1938, “Una giornata particolare”

The post-neorealist cinema of Ettore Scola. It’s May 6, 1938. We’re in Rome on the silent roofs in via Regina Margherita. The rooftop of the Policlinico Odontoiatrico George Eastman is one of two locations where Ettore Scola sets his 1977 masterpiece “Una giornata particolare”. The other one is situated within a short distance, just a… Continue reading H Hour Curfew Time May 6, 1938, “Una giornata particolare”

H Hour Curfew Time June 2020

The meaning of style in La Dolce Vita and the Triumph TR3A “Marcello, come here. Hurry up!” “Si, Sylvia, vengo anch’io. Vengo anch’io.” In these early morning hours of a rather cold March in 1959 the baroque beauty of the Fontana di Trevi is about to become conquered by Anita Ekbergs exuberant Blonde in her… Continue reading H Hour Curfew Time June 2020

H Hour Curfew Time April 2020

  Rimini, Fellinian Landscape From neorealism to fantastic realism If we ever were to ask ourselves, how do we want to live our lives, would we accept the offerings brought to our attention by technology, commodities developed to create desire, or will we attempt to trust our intimate vision and search for hope in the… Continue reading H Hour Curfew Time April 2020

Connecting the dots: dismantled but not dismembered

We’re all saints and sinners. We were born saints, but inevitably become sinners throughout life. If you surfed the tide near San Onofre State Beach or San Juan Capistrano back in 2010 you surely attended the ministry at The Hotrod Church for Sinners. Brian Bent, then Initiator and Pastor of this congregation, is the inspiring… Continue reading Connecting the dots: dismantled but not dismembered

Sourcing the sound of cool: 1958-1985

Sourcing the sound of cool: 1958-1985 “Il 1959 rappresenta un punto di svolta nella storia dell’arte dei suoni.” (Enrico Merlin, 1000 dischi per un secolo) 1958 and 1959 weren’t just ordinary years; they mark a definite break, a turning point in the widespread realms of the aesthetics and the art of listening to music. Miles… Continue reading Sourcing the sound of cool: 1958-1985

Heritage? Whose Heritage? Sourcing the iconography of “heritage”

Authenticity claims seem to pervade the narrative in contemporary branding strategies be it in the fashion industries, in culture or politics. On my hunt for iconographic evidence I delved further into the archives of the early sociopolitical endeavors that tried to create a photographic overview of the actual situation of people living through the times… Continue reading Heritage? Whose Heritage? Sourcing the iconography of “heritage”

Being exposed – at PittiUomo 96

At the Pitti 96 I was a victim. At least that’s what Mr. Clements called those fortunate souls that were invited to take part in his photo session inside the ancient walls of the Fortezza da Basso in Florence. I’d like to share some hopefully useful insights in the short lifespan of a victim in… Continue reading Being exposed – at PittiUomo 96

The suit and its volumes (2/2)

Paul Weller, The Sunday Times March 17, 2019: “It’s a transitional period. For a lot of men - any men that are vaguely conscious at all - they’ve had to reappraise themselves, and masculinity. [..] I think In the next five or 10 years, men will grow up differently. I hope so, anyway.” Quoting Mr.… Continue reading The suit and its volumes (2/2)