Monthly archives: August, 2010

Cat, meet the bag, say goodbye to each other

I don’t understand people signing (or willing to sign) release forms but wanting to keep the photos out of some websites – obviously I talk about nude models and sites where they think the photos can be viewed by people they know or may know later (employers?)

And obviously this was rhetoric, I fully know why: they don’t understand some basic things about the internet and the ways it works. They don’t understand that after the cat is out of the bag there is no way in hell to put it back. And they are young (yes, models are usually young, with little life experience) and not ready to assume the consequences of their actions.

The hard truth is simple: once something is out on a website, no matter which website and no matter which protections techniques it employs (passwords, JavaScript routines, Flash players, referral checks) it will spread beyond your control: blogs, TGP, microblogging, social networks and so on. And you can’t delete it either, something will remain somewhere: a cache, a proxy, a mirror, many hard drives.

And the solution is equally simple: for models. if you don’t want someone (your dad, boyfriend, employer, false friend woman) to learn about it, just don’t do it. If you want the fun, support the consequences, if you were mislead by a photographer into doing it and not understand the implications… it breaks my heart but you will have to live with the consequences of your naivety.

For photographers: take care, use model release forms always and make sure they are signed before the shooting (always before the shooting). Either work with professional models able to understand the consequences or show the forms ASAP and explain their meaning. This way everything will be kept professional and everyone will be happy.

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ARTmania in my eye. A 2010 recap

High hopes, big letdown. very few photos, that’s summing-up ARTmania 2010 viewed from my eye. Epic FAIL.

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Update: image updated, some faces were anonymized upon request (they are smeared, the subject face unrecognizable) and nothing of value was lost.

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Broken wings

Not much to comment: an medieval tower, the lady, the wings, the good versus bad conflict, the void ahead and so. Good night everybody!

wings

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Drunk dog

Probably people expected me to publish a lot of photos from ARTmania and I failed them… what can I say? from my point of view it had the potential of a so great event only to end so depressing… Still, I can’t disappoint totally (or can I?) and put at least something, a stupid photo of a cute drunk dog and a cute half-anonymous girl, made by yours truly, the idiot photographer:

dog

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Burqa / No burqa

I agree the burqas are a bad thing and despite being a supporter of individual freedom I pretty much agree with the West European governments that banned them (keeping the discrimination is the greater evil here) so this one was just a play which I think made her eyes look even more beautiful (I bet this was not the intention behind burqa). And too bad you can’t smell the mint plants she’s holding…

burqa

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People of FLOSSCamp

This year’s FLOSSCamp wad a good opportunity for some people photography:

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It was also a good opportunity for playing:
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Now eagerly awaiting for the next one…

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Welcome to The Magic Forest

A beautiful summer morning in the mountains, with mist and sun rays among the trees, it was nothing less than magic – an unexpected capture at FLOSSCamp 2010. My only regret is there were a couple of fairies nearby, sleeping in the tents, and I didn’t dare to wake them for a shooting.

magic forrest

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Delivering: more Carmen photos

Keeping my promises is almost like a religion for me but I also am lazy (no point in denying it) so form time to time is useful when my friends push me to deliver, I promised more photos of Carmen, so here they are:

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And of course thanks to all my readers who voted for her, you are good readers and I will try to give you content to your liking.

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Fuck64

My patience has a limit and I promise people do not want to see me beyond that limit… for the time being I can only say my limit is pushed very aggressively by F64, where I have my main lens at repair for over one and a half moth, receiving so far only excuses and delays. I pretty much think my limit is going to be next week.