“This one”. “No, that one”. “Or maybe this one?!”
Could you pick a favorite image you’ve taken? Not easy we know, but to coincide with our July 2020 STREET LIFE call for entries, we asked some of the photographers in our community to do just that. Or at least to pick a street shot that they hold dearly, were happy to have taken recently, or that resonates with them right now. Here they tell us why…
BANNER IMAGE: SIMONA BONANNO
www.simonabonanno.com / @s_bonanno
“I was wandering solitarily through the sunny streets of Rome, breathing the spring air. I was in search of the perfect light to continue a black and white photographic project I was working on. The light of Rome in March is incredible: clean and clear, it illuminates portions of buildings creating theatrical scenarios.
Near the Portico d’Ottavia, in the heart of the Roman Ghetto, I took a little road that climbed the hill. As soon as I turned the first corner I was struck by the intensity of the yellow tones of these Roman buildings, which, with the blades of light and the strong shadows of the afternoon, created geometric joints of black and color. I quickly changed the camera settings, and waited for someone to arrive, a character entering into the scene, whose silhouette would be perfectly designed in my defined space. I am truly fascinated by the awareness that, sooner or later, my character will arrive, as if he, or she, is called to enter for an instant in the scene of these surreal worlds frozen forever”.