Eyewitness - The Guardian's centre page
Colombia - Coal Mine
Kedrion Biopharma
Musicians
Extraordinary People
Extracomunit - a story in Lampedusa
Migrants - South of italy
Migrants - Calais
Who's afraid of the "black man?"
Hello Cazenove
Actors, Directors and Media
Artists and Writers
Politicians and Business
Sport
The National Lottery Campaign 20th Anniversary
I'm Hackney
NHS - healthcare in north east London
Landscapes
I can see into your eyes
Tsukiji fish market
Argentina - from harvest to Fluvial Port
Hackney landscapes
V&A Museum
Singapore
Buenos Aires - La Boca
Argentina - Gauchos
Colombia - Fishermen of Cienega
Ancient Rome
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Colombia - Sierra Nevada
Lifestyle
Japan - Tomonoura
Italy - Sorrento
Iceland
Japan - people and traditions
Venice Biennale 2015
Quakers
Sicily - the petrochemical of Augusta
Maizuru, Japan - Shipyards
Augustea Shipping Company

Eyewitness - The Guardian's centre page

Client: The Guardian

Modern newspapers face aggressive competition for the reader's attention. Television and the internet have proved more effective at delivering breaking news fast, and a contemporary newspaper redesign must focus on the things which print can do better than other media.

The "eyewitness" centre spread is the most dramatic expression of this philosophy devoting the 60cm x 40cm centre spread to a single news image.
The image sits within a typographic frame, which brands it as part of the news run. The labelling is an enlarged version of the system used on other pages, but the colours - muted blue and greys – were selected so as not to compete with the images, and to stand apart from the warmer palette on the news pages, to suggest a distinction between text-led and visual content.

In an age of fast-moving but low-resolution images the still photograph has enormous power. Eyewitness has shown that even time-pressed newspaper readers value the opportunity to engage at their own pace with a photograph which can offer a depth of detail and meaning.

The blue lagoon, Iceland

Eyewitness

Marble quarries
Carrara, Italy

Mondello's beach
Palermo, Italy

Iceland

Olive harvesting,
Italy

1 year after the earthquake that hit L'Aquila in Italy.
Although all the people are accommodated into houses
the situation is far to be fixed

Naples, Italy

The Colosseum, Rome

Lisbon

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London

Oktoberfest
Munich, Germany

Inside a shop in Madrid

Tallinn, Estonia

The Blue Mosque at dawn, Istanbul

Funfair
Munich, Germany

Lomowall, London

Olive harvesting,
Italy

A summer day inside the As Roma football club,
Rome, Italy

A celebration to the Routemaster buses,
Trafalgare Square, London

Sguero di San Trovaso
Venice, Italy

Calabria, South of Italy

Colombia - Coal Mine

Kedrion Biopharma

Kedrion is an international company that collects and fractionates blood plasma to produce and distribute plasma-derived therapeutic products for use in treating serious diseases, disorders and conditions such as hemophilia and immune system deficiencies.

In total I've spent over a month travelling between the States, Hungary, Germany and Italy visiting and documenting the all process, from the blood donors centres to the patients, passing by the people that work in their plants.

It has been a great opportunity just to spend a day with some patients and hear their personal stories and emotions.

Musicians

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

John Cale
artist and founding member of the Velvet Underground in Venice

Jimmy Cliff
Strawberry Hill, Jamaica

Andy Bell
Erasure band

Metronomy

Steven Isserlis

George Melly

Kelly Jones
Stereophonics

Kelly Jones
Stereophonics

Akon

Ernie Ranglin
in his studio
in Ochio Rios, Jamaica

Empirical band

Adele

Kaki King

Jason Pierce

Es Devlin

Shaggy

Brett Anderson

Laura Mvula

Extraordinary People

Corporate Advertising Campaign

Client: Douglas and Gordon

Illustrator: Becha

The project was commissioned by two collaborating agencies: Machas Creative Consultancy and Ideas Factory Design agency.

The campaign uses real employees from the estate agency, dramatising their hobbies or passions.

The adverts are a playful reference at how the employees' pastimes directly benefit their ability to help Douglas & Gordon customers.

The photo shoot took place in an indoor studio setting and lasted for over 4 days.

Extracomunit - a story in Lampedusa

Thousands of migrants continue to arrive in Italy, crossing the Mediterranean Sea by boat and risking their lives to reach Europe.

In the last 3 years more than 50000 people have arrived on board more than 700 boats. Around 60% come from Maghreb,18% from East Africa, 15% from West Africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and Middle East.

Once they've landed, migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the Cpa (first aid centre) for few days, then redirected to other centres where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them are granted asylum and others are sent back home. Approximately 20% of the 20.000 people who arrived in Lampedusa were deemed to be in need of international protection.

Between 2006 and 2008 there were several "tragic landings" reported, with an unknown number of deaths.

Since 2002 MSF has established a project at landings for one of the main entry doors to Europe, the island of Lampedusa. Although migration has become a structural phenomenon in Italy, reception conditions for these people have not markedly improved and the living conditions for undocumented migrants are usually extremely difficult. Even though high numbers of boat arrivals are foreseen, access to care for illegal migrants still remains a mirage in various parts of the country.

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre).

Evry person landed is supply with a number and the date of the arrive

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre).

Queueing for breakfast. the centre guest over 800 people.

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre).

Queueing for breakfast. the centre guest over 800 people.

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre).

men dormitory

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa's boats graveyeard

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa's boats "graveyard".
MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

Lampedusa's boats "graveyard".
MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

Lampedusa.
Before going to the dump, the bigger boat has to be destroyed at the port.
This boat has landed on the 17th bringing 376 migrants to Italy.

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre).

the men are kept in a diferent area form the women and under-age. The people once identified (after few days) are waiting to be called to depart to other Cpt.

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre).

the men are kept in a diferent area form the women and under-age. The people once identified (after few days) are waiting to be called to depart to other Cpt.

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre).

the men are kept in a diferent area form the women and under-age. Toward the coach that bring them to the airport

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre).

Some Somali playing football in front of the women and minor dormitory

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre).

After maximum 3 days they should leave to other destination.
Ready to depart to other CPT in Italy

MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre)
MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Lampedusa CPSA, holding centre (first aid centre)
MSF is located in Lampedusa since 2002 operating a medical triage and first aid on the dock just after the migrants land.
In the last 3 years more than 50000 people arrived on board of more than 700 boats.
Only from January 2008 more than 6500 people landed in Lampedusa on more than 100 boats and rubber boats.
All the boats come from Libia after a journey that last between 2 and 4 days. Of course this is just the last leg of a migration that sometimes last years.
around 60% come from Maghreb, 18% east africa, 15 west africa and the rest from Subcontinental Indian and middle east.
Once landed those migrants are identified by the police and kept inside the cpsa (centro primo soccorso accoglienza)(first aid centre) for few days to be than redirected into other centre where they can stay longer and have their future decided. Some of them get the asylum and other are sent back home.

UNHCR estimates in 2007 roughly 25-30% of those arrived in Italy by sea submitted applications for asylum. more than 14000 asylum applications were submitted in Italy in 2007. roughlu 65% of the latter were granted a form of protection (refugee status or so-called humanitarian protection) in 2007

Migrants - South of italy

The dark side of the orange harvest

Rosarno in Calabria. The town, in middle of the toe of Italy, is an agricultural community of 15,000 people. It is one of the places where undocumented workers queue each morning for jobs on the Italian orange and olive groves and in the juice and candied peel factories that supply northern Europe. About 5,000 of them live in the Rosarno area alone

Recently the international charity Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) became so concerned about the plight of migrants in Calabria that it sent a team to assess the situation. It found that most migrants were living in conditions that do not even meet the minimum standards set by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for refugee camps in Africa. The organisation now runs free clinics in Calabria for undocumented migrants.

Migrant workers can only work on average three days a week. They can earn 25 euro a day, but some farmers have recently tried to cut pay to 11 euro a day as they find the price for oranges and clementines has fallen below their cost of production.

Many farmers have stopped harvesting their fruit because the world price is too low to cover their costs of labour, even using cheap migrants. They are facing competition from Morocco and Spain.

Rosarno.
L'attesa per il lavoro. Gli emigrati in fila dall'alba sperando che qualcuno abbia bisogno della loro manovalanza nei campi.

Rosarno.
Fabbrica occupata.
Samia, dal ghana, ha avuto un incidente di macchina e ha un ginocchio sofferente. E' senza lavoro da varie settimane

1st factory squatted by migrant in Rosarno

Rosarno.
Fabbrica occupata.

1st factory squatted by migrant in Rosarno

Rosarno.
Fabbrica occupata.
Tornati alla fabbrica senza aver trovato lavoro per la giornata

Rosarno.
Fabbrica occupata.
Tornati alla fabbrica senza aver trovato lavoro per la giornata

1st factory squatted by migrant in Rosarno

1st factory squatted by migrant in Rosarno

1st factory squatted by migrant in Rosarno, Calabria

La clinica di MSF a Rosarno

Rosarno.
Fabbrica occupata.

2nd factory squatted by migrant in Rosarno, Calabria

Rosarno.
Fabbrica occupata.

Rosarno.
Fabbrica occupata.
Al ritorno dalla giornata di lavoro nei campi

Rosarno.
Campi di arancie.
La concorrenza della Spagna e soprattuto del Marocco ha abbattutto i costi delle vendite. Il costo della raccolta a volte superano quelli della vendita.
Le arancie, quindi, invece di essere prese dall'albero vengono colpite con bastoni per farle cadere a terra e velocizzare cosi' la raccolta. Le arancie vengono poi mediamente destinate alla spremitura

migrant from Ivory cost arrived just a week ago squatting in the orange grove

night time in the 1st factory squatted by migrant in Rosarno

Rosarno.
Fabbrica occupata di sera.
Il van riporta alcuni lavoratori alla fabbrica.
Si accendono i fuochi per preparare la cena

Dje viene dalla Costa d'Avorio. Dopo la morte del fratello si e' trovato a dover mantenere un totale di 15 figli. Ha dovuto lasciare il suo lavoro di ballerino in Africa e cercare lavoro in Italia.

Migrants - Calais

On the last days before it would have been evacuated, I went Inside the squatted centre where migrants have been previous living and sheltered in Calais.

Around 1,000 migrants are building a shantytown known as the ‘new jungle’ on the wasteland around the Jules Ferry day centre.

The Jules Ferry centre, is the first centre opened by the French government and for a few hours each afternoon, allows one hot meal, access to showers, toilets, electricity points to recharge phones and advice on migration and asylum issues.

The new day centre will provide overnight accommodation for 50 women and children but there is no overnight provision for men

Outside the small centre the condition are inhuman as no shelter or running water is provided.

Inside the squatted centre where migrants have been previous living and sheltered.

Who's afraid of the "black man?"

Those photos are part of my projects following Migrants in the south of Italy (you can see these projects under Editorial).

This is my personal take on people that made the difficult journey of integration:

Archaic and disruptive emotion, fear has always accompanied the human soul. Perhaps the strongest among all the deep-rooted fears, a popular tale in night time fantasies for adults and children: the unknown. The black man, the threatening wolf, the bad ogre; metaphors of our deepest anxieties, fuelled by centuries among ignorance and superstition. Fantastic creatures replaced today by more and more evil monsters, able to better represent the fears of the third millennium.

Tools to understand in depth the reality and our dark zones, the fairytale often become a valuable opportunity for comparison and openness to different and distant worlds. My tale speaks of metropolitan integration and multiculturalism, and the key to its language is the smile, or the laugh. A journey that is born from the desire to exorcise fears and dent clichés through laughter; varied, multifaceted, universal.

A white cloth and a stool; an itinerant set in the multi-ethnic neighbourhood of Esquilino, in Rome. From the arcades of Piazza Vittorio, to the lively local market, in search of faces willing to put on stage their desire to laugh. And through laughter recall fragments of happiness, memories able to give breath to the soul. The intent is to move away from alarmist and painful representations, a constant part in stories of immigration, and to cross hot and sensitive issues such as illegality, crime and exploitation, to reach the normality in the life of immigrants, a lively and complex universe unknown to most.

Laughter has become for me an instrument of knowledge, a universal key to overcome mutual distrust, capable of bring out the dignity in every human being. The search for a rare quivering of our soul that has today being standardized, commercialized, and squeezed by the media. In a society where everything is experienced on an amusing, ironic and playful extend, the authentic laughter as almost disappeared from our everyday life. It is the “smile of the road”, the one that arises from an unexpected encounter, that I wanted to dedicate this project to.

Hello Cazenove

These pictures has been taken in London, in Hackney, specifically around and in Cazenove Rd.

The images are part of a bigger project and an exhibition developed in collaboration with the Hackney Museum about the road, the community and its surroundings.

Cazenove rd sum up the multiculturalism of the city, where within one road there is a Mosque, a Synagogue, a queer bar, plus the typical charity shop, the second hand shop, the art gallery, the organic shop etc etc...

Lag BaOmer is a traditional Jewish holiday. By somebody is interpreted as the anniversary of death

Lag BaOmer is a traditional Jewish holiday. By somebody is interpreted as the anniversary of death. The picture has been taken in London, off Cazenove Rd and is part of a bigger project I'm developing with Hackney Museum about the road and its surroundings. Cazenove rd sum up the multiculturalism of the city, where within one road there ia a Mosque, a Synagoge, a Gay bar, plus the typical charity shop, the second hand shop, the art gallery, the organic shop etc etc...

Lag BaOmer is a traditional Jewish holiday. By somebody is interpreted as the anniversary of death. The picture has been taken in London, off Cazenove Rd and is part of a bigger project I'm developing with Hackney Museum about the road and its surroundings. Cazenove rd sum up the multiculturalism of the city, where within one road there ia a Mosque, a Synagoge, a Gay bar, plus the typical charity shop, the second hand shop, the art gallery, the organic shop etc etc...

Lag BaOmer is a traditional Jewish holiday. By somebody is interpreted as the anniversary of death. The picture has been taken in London, off Cazenove Rd and is part of a bigger project I'm developing with Hackney Museum about the road and its surroundings. Cazenove rd sum up the multiculturalism of the city, where within one road there ia a Mosque, a Synagoge, a Gay bar, plus the typical charity shop, the second hand shop, the art gallery, the organic shop etc etc...

Rabbi Gluck

the daughter of the Rabbi Gluck

the beginning of Cazenove road

Actors, Directors and Media

Saskia Reeves, actress
photographed in the Barbican

Derek Ogilvie, tv presenter
photographed in the ITV studios

Will Gompertz

Stephen Poliakoff,
director

Marie O'riordan,
editor of Marie Claire

Joe Wright, director

Kelly Brooks,
model and actress

David Haig,
actor

John Hannah,
actor

John Hannah,
actor

Deborah Warner,
director of theatre and opera

Peter Bowker,
playwright and screenwriter

Harriet Walter,
actress

Cary Elwes
actor

Lily Cole,
model

Carrie Cracknell,
theatre director

Mark Gatiss,
actor

Rupert Goold,
Artistic Director of the
Almeida Theatre

Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Presenter
at the BBC Broadcasting House

Rebecca Eaton
who runs US public service broadcaster PBS's

Enrico Mentana,
Italian tv news presenter

Alan Rusbridger,
editor-in-chief of The Guardian

Richard Bacon,
tv presenter

Heston Blumenthal,
chef

Paddy Mcguinness

Artists and Writers

Gilbert and George
photographed in their house in London

Jane Freud in her studio

Tracy Emin
photographed in Margate

Sarah Lucas
photographed at the Biennale 2015
Venice

Don McCullin
photographed in his house

Nick Hornby in his studio in London

Duncan Campbell - Turner prize winner 2014
photographed in the Tate Britain

Elif Shafak, writer

Jake Chapman in his studio

Annie Kevans, artist

Irvine Welsh
writer

Xiaolu Guo
Writer

Rolf Sachs,
artist, designer in his studio

Christer Lundahl and Martina Seitl
experimental theatre artists

Okwui Enwezor curator of the 56th international Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia in the Biennale Library, Central Pavillion, Giardini

ps: could you please the all caption above for these pictures? presso officer requests

Politicians and Business

Col Tim Spicer

Boris Johnson
inside the underground RAF Operation Room from which the Hurricane&Spitfire squadrons were controlled during the Battle of Britain 1939-1946

Chuka Umunna, labour politician
photographed in his Streatham constituency

Chuka Umunna, labour politician
Streatham constituency

lord Peter Goldsmith

Tessa Jowell, Labour Party

Elizabeth Louise "Liz" Kendall is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Leicester West since 2010. On 10 May 2015, she announced she would stand for the leadership of her party.

Jeremy Hunt

Greg Clarke

Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone

Lord Levy

Sir Philip Roy Hampton
chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland

Cristiana Collu
former Mart director

Lucrezia Reichlin

Willie Walsh
executive chief at BA


Cristiana Olevano
Rice producer

Cristiana Olevano
Rice producer

Adriana
Farmer

Elena Panteoni
Organic wine producer

Valentina Saffiott
Manager

Sport

Mario Balotelli, football player

Mario Balotelli, footballer

Gianfranco Zola, footballer

Martin Castrogiovanni, Rugby player

Simon Davies, footballer

Simon Davies, footballer

Vanessa Mae, skier and musician

Chris Froome, Cyclist

José Riga, football manager

Andrea Bargnani, basket player

Luca Dotto, swimmer

The National Lottery Campaign 20th Anniversary

Client: Lottery Fund

In 2015 the National Lottery Good Causes celebrates 20 years of funding at least 430,000 life-changing projects across the UK. That's well over £32 billion invested during that time. To mark this fantastic milestone Spy Studio design agency and me were appointed to create a visually rich and story-led campaign.

it was imperative that the campaign image brought together the cacophony of amazing projects in one great space. An image where multiple stories are being told and you want to keep looking again and again and again.

During a 7 day shoot, over 55 different projects from across the UK were invited to take part at the photo studio. That included 188 people, 2 motorbikes, some VIPs, circus performers, the Cutty Sark, the Angel of the North and a donkey!

It was important that the final image looked like a single snapshot of an enormous scene. To make this happen, we co-ordinated and devised a narrative for all of the separate activities. Like a jigsaw, these activities could then be placed into the final image so as they appeared to be interacting with each other.

The campaign launches initially at 10 Downing Street, followed by subsequent launches around the regions and across the UK.

The National Lottery Campaign 20th Anniversary

Client: Lottery Fund, None

In 2015 the National Lottery Good Causes celebrates 20 years of funding at least 430,000 life-changing projects across the UK. That's well over £32 billion invested during that time. To mark this fantastic milestone Spy Studio design agency and me were appointed to create a visually rich and story-led campaign.

it was imperative that the campaign image brought together the cacophony of amazing projects in one great space. An image where multiple stories are being told and you want to keep looking again and again and again.

During a 7 day shoot, over 55 different projects from across the UK were invited to take part at the photo studio. That included 188 people, 2 motorbikes, some VIPs, circus performers, the Cutty Sark, the Angel of the North and a donkey!

It was important that the final image looked like a single snapshot of an enormous scene. To make this happen, we co-ordinated and devised a narrative for all of the separate activities. Like a jigsaw, these activities could then be placed into the final image so as they appeared to be interacting with each other.

The campaign launches initially at 10 Downing Street, followed by subsequent launches around the regions and across the UK.

I'm Hackney

As one of the main hosting boroughs of the great 2012 Olympic Games, Hackney has been at the centre of the world’s attention.
But what is Hackney? How many people outside the UK have even heard of it before the games or after?

My journey of Hackney started a few years ago, well before the games were assigned to London.
I’ve lived in Hackney for nine years and have witnessed its changes socially and structurally year by year. The gentrification of the city is especially visible in this part of town. The City is moving east, transforming its social and architectural fabric.

Hackney is divided into different sections, each sub-section so deeply disparate from the other. From Stamford Hill, with its Jewish community to Hackney Wick, where the artists have transformed once empty warehouses into their studios. From Hackney Central, which lends itself to a great energy through the multiculturalism and diversity to the ‘cool and trendy’ Shoreditch. From the council estates of Hackney South and Homerton, to the new-builds for families in Stoke Newington and Lower Clapton.

London – as all major cities – never stands still, but the speed at which Hackney is transforming has been enhanced, thanks to the Olympics and new investment generated from the event. As a consequence, many people are destined to leave this part of town to move further east, but many other homeowners have seen their properties increase in value.

My project intends to photograph each sub-section to deconstruct Hackney and offer a voice to its residents. The borough, its architecture and atmosphere can be seen in the background, but the attention is focused on the people of Hackney, each photographed where I found them as a I rambled through this part of the world.

Each of them is asked to provide their age, occupation and how long they have lived in Hackney. This could eventually help to underline how the social structure of the borough is changing.

I'm Hackney
Homerton

Born here

I'm Hackney
Homerton

Alysha Joseph (31) with her 9 months daughter
born in Trinidad
lived in Hackney for 10 years

I'm Hackney
Homerton

Mrs. Swollen (80)
from Ireland
17 years in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Hackney Central

Milda Kuasausk Iene (7)
From Lituania
Lived in Hackney, 1 year

I'm Hackney
Hackney Central

Peter (54)
Born in Montserat in the Caribbean,
Lived in Hackney for 53 years
homeless

I'm Hackney
Hackney Central

Kaye (18)
Born in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Colin Roy Todd (34)
Born in Mansfield, Uk
lived in Hackney for 3 years,
Illustrator

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Michael (40)
Born and Bride in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Sarah Lugue (32) and Winston Francis (37)
She is from Spain and lived year for 1 year.
Born in Newham and lived in Hackney for 3 years

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Vito (35
Italian, lived in Hackney for 7 years.
Student

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Simon Charles Randal (42)
From Leicestershire, lived in Hackney for 7 years.

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Anthony (19)
Born and bride in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Eroll (61)
Born and bride in Hackney
Solicitor

I'm Hackney
Hackney South

Spiderman
From Spain
moved to Hackney 1 month ago

I'm Hackney
Lower Clapton

Veie Knight (54)
From Barbados
Lived in Hackney 4 years

I'm Hackney
Lower Clapton

Tony (47) and Jake Wilkinson
From Leeds
Lived in Hackney, 17 years

I'm Hackney
Lower Clapton

Dillon Archer (49)
From Hackney
masseuse

I'm Hackney
London Fields

Irene (60) and Tayler (3)
from hackney

I'm Hackney
London Fields

Jeanette Harman (68)
from North Hampton
Lived in Hackney all her life

I'm Hackney
London Fields

Tu (22)
from Sweden
10 months in Hackney
Fashion student

I'm Hackney
London Fields

Tara Stout (40)
from Uk
21 years in Hackney
journalist

I'm Hackney
Dalston

Z. Jacob (87)
from Antigua
60 years in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Dalston

Ka-sh (57)
from Ghana
20 years in Hackney
Shop owner

I'm Hackney
Dalston

Violeta Durand (30)
from Argentina
2 years in Hackney
Artist

I'm Hackney
Dalston

Amal (9)
from Mogadiscio, Somalia
3 days in Hackney

I'm Hackney
Lower Clapton

Danny (45), Leonard (51) and Daddy
from Jamaica
Danny from 21 years in Hackney, Leonard from 1 and Daddy from 30 years

chef (leonard)

I'm Hackney
Lower Clapton

Greg Hall (31)
from Hampshire
31 years in Hackney

Bike Courier

I'm Hackney
Hackney Wick

Tania Houghton (27)
she is from Norwick
Lived in Hackney 7 years
Photographer

I'm Hackney
Hackney Wick

Frank (54) Rosie (45)
He's Born in italy, she is from Uk
Lived in Hackney 24 years and 54 years
Coffee Owner

I'm Hackney
Hackney Wick

Amanda Maroulis (41)
she is from Uk
Lived in Hackney 24 years
Unemployed

I'm Hackney
Hackney Wick

Egle (23)
Born in Lithuania
Lived in Hackney 1 year

student

I'm Hackney
Stamford Hill

Nachman (28)
born in Israel
Lived in Hackney for 7 years

I'm Hackney
Stamford Hill

Y. Weiss and family

Lived in Hackney for 15 years

I'm Hackney
Stamford Hill

Chaim (25)
born in Hackney
student

NHS - healthcare in north east London

The project was commissioned by the NHS in collaboration with Spy Design Agency.

Following the same philosophy and approach behind 'Who's afraid", basically a white cloth, a stool and an itinerant set, the project has been shot around the streets of North-East of London in areas such as Redbridge, Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, Tower Hamlets and City and Hackney as part of a campaign on the NHS healthcare services in the area.

The review/campaign was aimed at improving the quality, productivity and sustainability of healthcare in north east London and it uses real people as participants.

Landscapes

November 2006. Time for olives harvest.
Olive trees in Acconia di Curinga,
Catanzaro,
Italy

Hove

I can see into your eyes

Client: Age Concern

The idea for this project came about when I was commissioned by Guardian News and Media to take portraits of older people in the King’s Cross area – Age Concern Camden is one of GNM’s local community partners. I was inspired by the hope and optimism of the people I met. My photographs are designed to challenge perceptions about the elderly, and show that older people can be glamorous, inspired, beautiful, and full of life.

In order to capture this optimism, I had the idea to photograph all of the subjects in studio conditions as if it were a fashion shoot. I asked all of the sitters to dress in their favourite clothes, I hired a make-up artist, and for the photograph I asked them to think about a really happy time or experience. The portraits are meant to be a playful take on the circularity of life.

I tried to create conditions that allowed my subjects to recapture, however fleetingly, the spontaneity and curiousity of a child. The background colours - the rose and pale blue - are intentional, an ironic reference to the fashion and advertising worlds. In other words, I tried to capture them in ideal conditions as they themselves would like to be seen. The 16 people I photographed were enthusiastic about the challenge, in the excitement is evident from the light in their eyes.

Edna Bulles

Robert Green

Beryl Elrith Joseph

Ian Haymlyin

Dolly O'Brien

Helen Pottock

Joan Henchy

Lawrence Campbell

Ronald Silrold

Laura Howard

Margaret (Peggy) Smith

Marie Smith-Laing

Megane O'Brien

Rufus Sealy

Willie Millar

Peggy Eileen Jacobs

Tsukiji fish market

Tokyo Tsukiji Market, is the world's largest wholesale fish market and in general the largest wholesale market in the world, handling over 2,000 tons of marine products per day.

It has been operating in its central Tokyo location since 1935 but is due to be relocated to a new site in Toyosu by spring 2016.

The portraits are a series of photos of fish stall's owners and workers taken during the first hours of the day. They market in fact operate during the night and the wholesale area only open to the public from 9am.

Argentina - from harvest to Fluvial Port

Hackney landscapes

Hackney WIck,
di fronte al villaggio olimpico

The Olympic Park

Hackney Wick.
L'opera di Anish Kapoor

Stratford.
Westfield shopping centre

V&A Museum

Client: Victoria and Albert Museum

Each year the Victorian and Albert Museum commissions an external photographer to shoot their annual review and each year the style of the publication changes accordingly to the photographer they pick.

I documented 12 months of exhibitions within the Museum focusing on the relation between the people and the space and installations

The Chap Olympiad

umbrella jousting

V&A
London Design Week

V&A
Raphael - Tapestries

V&A
Raphael - Tapestries

V&A
Grace Kelly

V&A
London Design Week

V&A
London Design Week

V&A
London Design Week

V&A
London Design Week

The Chap Olympiad

umbrella jousting

The Chap Olympiad

umbrella jousting

V&A

V&A

Singapore

Buenos Aires - La Boca

Argentina - Gauchos

Mercado de liniers, Mataderos, Buenos Aires

Mataderos is the site of the 34 hectares (84 acres) Mercado de Liniers (the National Cattle Ranchers' Market), established in 1900, where up to 50,000 cattle are sold weekly to supply the beef market for the Greater Buenos Aires areaMercado de liniers, Mataderos, Buenos Aires

Mataderos is the site of the 34 hectares (84 acres) Mercado de Liniers (the National Cattle Ranchers' Market), established in 1900, where up to 50,000 cattle are sold weekly to supply the beef market for the Greater Buenos Aires area

FOR EYEWITNESS

Colombia - Fishermen of Cienega

Ancient Rome

Villa Adriana,
TivoliVilla Adriana,
Tivoli

Il Canopo

Villa Adriana,
TivoliVilla Adriana,
Tivoli

Il Canopo

Villa Adriana,
Tivoli

Villa Adriana,
TivoliVilla Adriana,
Tivoli

Il Canopo

Villa Adriana,
TivoliVilla Adriana,
Tivoli

Quadriportico con peschiera e Tivoli sullo sfondo

Villa Adriana,
TivoliVilla Adriana,
Tivoli

il bacino di acqua all'interno della villaVilla Adriana,
Tivoli

Il Pecile con la grande piscina centrale

Villa Adriana,
TivoliVilla Adriana,
Tivoli

L'eretto come modello, 4 statue di cariatideVilla Adriana,
Tivoli

L'eretto come modello, 4 statue di cariatidi rinvenute a Villa Adriana

Colosseo

Visto dalle terrazze del Vittoriano

Colosseo

Visto dal Campidoglio, attraverso i Fori Romani

Colosseo

Vista dal terzo livello

Colosseo

Colosseo

Vista dal terzo livello

Colosseo

Vista dal quinto livello

Colosseo

Vista dal quinto livello

Colosseo

vista dal Teatro di Venere, all'interno dei Fori Romani

Colosseo

vista dal Teatro di Venere, all'interno dei Fori Romani

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Client: TRP Design Agency: Spy Studio

TRP is an amazing and special place with a myriad of performances, activities and events on offer. At its heart the 1300 seat auditorium that can produce West End musicals through to opera and ballet; to a smaller experimental 175 seat theatre; café, restaurant, community performance space and, on a separate site, a production and learning centre known as TR2.

I've spent few days documenting the 'behind the stage' of the productions an the overall new refurbished space.

it was all part of a big rebranding Regeneration Project carried on by Spy Studio

Colombia - Sierra Nevada

Lifestyle

Sarah Hallam with her two boys, Timur and Elias.
Mixed race family.
Oxford

Canary Wharf

Kirsty Gunny and daughters

Sarah Hallam with her two boys, Timur and Elias.
Mixed race family.
Oxford

Borough Market

Japan - Tomonoura

Italy - Sorrento

Iceland

Myvatn Nature Baths, Jardbodin, with natural steam bath (the little house, they just convey the natural steam from the ground into the house)
3km from the Myvatn lake in the
Northeast Iceland

The Blue lagoon
Iceland

Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland

Geysir, Iceland

Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland

The Blue lagoon
Iceland

Japan - people and traditions

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Cormorant Fishing in Uji-gawa River.

this practice has a history that goes back to the Heian era and is recorded in Konjaku Monogatari (A collection of tales written during the late Heian era) and Kagero Nikki (diary literature written during the Heian era).Cormorant Fishing in Uji-gawa River.

this practice has a history that goes back to the Heian era and is recorded in Konjaku Monogatari (A collection of tales written during the late Heian era) and Kagero Nikki (diary literature written during the Heian era).
This kind of fish is still active in 12 parts of Japan, only in 2 places women take parts.
Cormorant Fishing in Uji-gawa River.

this practice has a history that goes back to the Heian era and is recorded in Konjaku Monogatari (A collection of tales written during the late Heian era) and Kagero Nikki (diary literature written during the Heian era).
This kind of fish is still active in 12 parts of Japan, only in 2 places women take parts.

(A real fishing session but for visitors)

Jizo Bosatsu within the Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto.
Jizo is believed to watch over and protect children in the afterlife.
The bibs are placed on the statues by those who have lost children.

Taura in Okayama prefecture

Onomichi is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, facing the Inland Sea.

Onomichi is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, facing the Inland Sea.

A view from of the top of Mountain Shirataki in Inoshima island, where 700 different Buddhas are spread around the pick.

A view from of the top of Mountain Shirataki in Inoshima island, where 700 different Buddhas are spread around the pick.

The bridge at the bottom is the first of 10 bridges, part of
the Shimanami Kaido, a 60 kilometer long toll road that connects Japan's main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea.

Venice Biennale 2015

The Venice Biennale was founded in 1895 and it is now one of the most famous and prestigious cultural organizations in the world that takes place once every two years in Venice, Italy.

The Biennale is an Art Exhibition and not an art fair, and as such requires more than an unbiased up-dating of a roster of artists, young or not so young, famous or otherwise. Art and today’s reality present us with far more complex tasks.

Canadassimo
by the artist collective BGL

Canadian Pavillion

Chiharu Shiota
The Key in the Hand

Japanese Pavillion

German Pavillion

Audience looking at the video installation of Hito Steyerl, Factory of the Sun, 2015

Video installation: One-channel video

Inside the Arsenale

Barthélémy Toguo
born in Cameroon 1967

Urban Requiem, 2015
Installation with steel ladders, iroko wooden stamps, ink prints on paper

Inside the Arsenale

Katharina Grosse
born in Germany 1961

Untitled Trumpet, 2015
acrylic on fabric, soil and aluminium debris

Sarah Lucas
installation British Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale in Venice
Titled show "I scream Daddio"

Title:
Sadie


Sarah Lucas
installation British Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale in Venice
Titled show "I scream Daddio"

Artwork title:
Edith

Sarah Lucas
installation British Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale in Venice
Titled show "I scream Daddio"

Artwork title:
Me bar stool

Sarah Lucas
installation British Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale in Venice
Titled show "I scream Daddio"

Artwork title:
Patricia and Kris

Portable Classic
Fondazione Prada

Slip of the Tongue
Punta della Dogana,

Slip of the Tongue
Punta della Dogana,

exhibition curated by Dahn VoSlip of the Tongue
Punta della Dogana,

exhibition curated by Dahn Vo

Fish
by Charles Ray

Inside the Arsenale

Adel Abdessemed

Inside the Arsenale

Adel Abdessemed

Inside the Arsenale

Terry Atkins,
Matineé

Inside the Arsenale

Terry Atkins,
Matinée

Inside the Greek Pavilion

Why look at animals? Agrimiká
by Maria Papadimitriou

Agrimika is a shop, a vestige of the past that sells animal hides and leather, transferred from the Central Greek city of Volos, where it operates.

Inside the Danish Pavilion

Dahn Vo

Do you know what she did, your counting daughter?

"text excerpted from lines delivered by the demon in The Exorcist (1973)"

Inside the Central Pavilion

Jeremy Deller
Motorola WT4000

Worn on the wrist by employees in warehouses, devices like these are used by retail giant Amazon to track the speed of orders, and as a consequences, the efficiency of its staff. It can calculate if the worker is failing behind schedule and send warnings to inform him or her of the situation

Inside the Central Pavilion

Adrian Piper
Evrything

56th international Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia in the Biennale Library, Central Pavillion, Giardini

Fabio Mauri

Inside the Arsenale

Kutlug Ataman born in Turkey 1961

The portrait of Sakip Sabanci, 2014
9216 LCD panels congfigured in 144 modules of 64 LCD panels each

Inside the Arsenale

Georg Baselitz
born in Germany 1938

Avignon dada strip
The pope is in Rome
Casting no shadows
Good grief

TSB Geva: Archeology of the Present

isreal Pavillion

Czech and Slovak Pavillion

Jiri David
Apotheosis

56th international Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia in the Biennale Library, Central Pavillion, Giardini

Isaac Julien
Das Kapital

56th international Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia in the Biennale Library, Giardini

Brazilian Pavillion
Antonio Manuel

Occupations/Discoveries

Quakers

Client: Quakers

Design Agency: Spy Studio

Situated at The Friends Society in Euston, renowned architects Theis and Khan designed the Quakers new headquarters. Being open to the public it required a wayfinding approach that reflected the sensibility of their religious practice and spaces within.

At the heart of the centre exists a place for worship, with a cafe, bookshop and resource room extending out from that. The Quaker’s were looking for the wayfinding to have two sides to it, one that was clearly functional and two, for visitors to be struck by images that were contemplative and thought provoking as they navigated their way through the building.

'Natural light, unexpected places’ was a starting point we arrived at having read some Quakers texts. In Collaboration with Spy Studio we travelled the English countryside with a mirror in tow to create a series of arresting images that were all ‘in-camera’ and of the moment.

Using these images as backdrops and scaled up to larger than life, the wayfinding was integrated at key points where people would either linger or find themselves alone.

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Sicily - the petrochemical of Augusta

Augusta is a place shaped by the Petrochemical. A beautiful land which has been reshaped by it.

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Maizuru, Japan - Shipyards

Maizuru, in the Kyoto prefecture, is one the principal naval shipyards in Japan.

Augustea Shipping Company

The small tugs are very powerful and beautifully shaped boats.
It's impressive to be onboard on a tug in the open sea while approaching some huge tanker, (a wall of steal upon us) sometimes with the help on 2 or 3 other tugs. The noise of the engine rumbling and roaring while approaching the big oil tankers. A very skilful manovre that require coordination between the Captain's tugs. A gentle push from the side to help these big boats approaching a pier or helping them to reach open water or perform other manoeuvres.
These pictures were taken in Sicily and in Santa Marta, Colombia

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