Milan ordinary landscapes. Porta Garibaldi #10. February 2010

For a definition of "Dèrive" see here. In the last months I've mainly focused on the preliminary phase of photo making, that I've called "inventio", a term borrowed from Leonardo Da Vinci's "Treatise on Painting" (as you may know anachronism is another obsession of mine). The way in which a photographer borders his/hers performing space certainly constitutes an important part of his/hers identity.

In the meantime, while busily reading philosophy contributions to the topic of physical/conceptual space bounding, I've came across this interesting study on mazes, labyrinths and tracking from BLDGBLOG.


Kent Wiley said...

I think maybe I like the last photo in the previous entry a little better than the first one in this entry, Mauro: the Prius is well placed (we have the same car in our garage), but I see why you exposed again to reframe for the top of the crane. Be nice to have both the car and the crane!

I do enjoy your construction photos. It's something I like to photograph as well.

Unknown said...

Thanks Kent. Think that construction sites are as important as ruins. The latter looks at past the former to the future. I agree with you that the one of the previous post was slightly better, not for the prius (I confess to have no idea of what kind of car it was) but for the white blob.

Kent Wiley said...

Nice Mauro: "construction sites as reverse angle ruins." (my paraphrase) They often feel like disaster areas when there are a lot of people working on their various trades.

Yeah, it's that "white blob" that gives the composition some balance. I merely named it like I was naming a flower or a tree, not because I care anything about the car.

BTW Prius is the kick-ass Toyota hybrid car.