Voice: Marco Balducci
Bass: Stefano Barone
Guitar: Michalis Anthis
As in Time Out:
”Lower Marsh – the site of one of London’s oldest street markets –
is being transformed into a ’60s hangout this Saturday to celebrate mod culture and relaunch the historic Waterloo shopping spot.
A vintage scooter rally is at the centre of the festivities: just pitch
up at 11am to see hundreds of Bar Italia Scooter Club members as they zip from Aldgate via Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge on their classic two-wheelers. A collection of cars and bikes from the era will also be parked up on Lower Marsh, and the market itself will be stocking its stalls with vintage clothes, records and food (including cockles, pie and mash, and toffee apples).
Photographer Philip Townsend is offering insight into ’60s life with an exhibition of his archive snaps at the Waterloo Action Centre and, if you fancy shuffling and stepping to some retro hits, head to the various pubs on and around Lower Marsh (including The Walrus and The Horse & Stables) where disc jockeys will be spinning classic cuts. All are welcome – apart from rockers.”
There were no rockers indeed. No photography exhibition either, due to illness. There were many people with cameras… possibly more than those on scooters. The vintage stalls, cars, outfits and music from 60′s. Legendary disc jockeys like Jerry Dammers and typical London bar weather…
I am working on my website. Don’t you get so excited- it seems it might be done next year, looking at the speed of my progress…
Have you ever tried to look through your picture library and choose what is good and what is not and then what would be a good choice to show yourself to world? I mean those things can be seen on a tablet in China’s rice fields as much as in Manhattan!
How to be objective about your own work? The photographs I like can be important to me because of emotional strings are attached but are they strong enough that somebody out there can sense my emotions?
It looks it is going to be a long process…
Here, I want to ask you for a bit of help… Please look through one serie of photographs I’ve taken and tell me if they are good for a website? And if you think they are can you tell me which particular ones? And maybe why (something is telling me I’m pushing my luck in here…)
Here we go. Update.
I have finally graduated (a month or two ago) and hardly even touched my camera lately. I reckon I have deserved a break from my hobby which became my profession. I still have a trouble to accept that transition so have decided to take a holiday (as a ‘time off’) from anything connected with the photography. That was The Decision. Another thing is if that worked…? Well, not really…
I have juggled between the thought of being professional and other one as of being the enthusiast. Those are difficult choices and even more difficult changes to apply to one’s life. I have never been a person of a great plan, neither the decision maker. The only thing I can connect myself to Napoleon is my height… Most of my plans ended on a piece of a paper, somewhere between the last year calendar’s pages (ok, I’m admitting here to kind of collecting old diaries… nobody’s perfect, right?)
There are several changes in my life at the moment- feel free to choose the department- and I feel the autumn is coming. Now- The Autumn-The Most cherished season. I mean for me of course. Somehow. I don’t really have to explain everything about myself in here, do I? Let’s leave it as a statement without all those ‘why?’ and other ‘why?’… Anyhow, it feels there is a time for change which comes with a gust of wind, suddenly the cold one, pouring rain and shorter days. And I start to think about the long, dark evenings, when the last of my desires will be to put even one foot outside my door.
Knitting is cool. Apparently. And hot pot of Earl Grey. And all those film noir I’ve been promising myself I’ll watch one day. All those things and few others are waiting for me…
You probably think I feel either old or sentimental. Or both.
The thing is- when I have to, I mean absolutely must, do something I have been trying to postpone for ages then I am becoming domestic queen (well, in my mind at least). I am cleaning, and knitting, and singing and dancing while cooking… So sometimes at the end of a very busy day of work, when I hardly can put one foot in front of the other (yes! sitting the whole day behind the desk and staring at the computer IS very tiring! Indeed!) I am coming back home and like to look through my pictures. To remind myself of the summer days’ memories (or other seasons’), places I would love to go back to and people I love. Because that what is the photography to me. Every time I am pressing the shutter release I am locking the past and transferring it to the future. Sending myself a message for less glorious moments (am I being a bit dramatic in here? not intentionally thou…)
So much for the introduction…
I am working on my website which should come up to the surface as soon as the real autumn will start!
See you there!
Have you really read everything?!
Then let me know how excited you are ;)…
finally I had few spare hours to myself. which resulted in looking through the photos I have left for later or forgotten about. my personal pictures (not of me, of course).
there is something magical in going back to the captured moments. even if they don’t look special there is always a note of melancholy, faded smile, , silly moment or just the blue sky on that very unique summer afternoon, with that very important person, in that amazing city…
I have merged few pictures to create a panorama. my first try so they look a bit ‘unfinished’ but as I am practicing I hope I will be able to create a proper ones very soon
If any of you is interested how to merge photos (in Ps) here are few tips:
*open your raw files in camera raw
*in lens correction tab enable lens profile correction and remove chromatic aberration
*synchronise them (tick local adjustment box if you have applied any)
*photomerge: file/ automate/ photomerge – add open files – click on blend images together, geometric distortion control and remove vignetting
*rotate your panorama – select/all/ free transform (ctrl T)
*fix the distortion - ctrl J + ctrl T. right click and choose perspective and scale
*crop out the blank areas