Go where you cannot go
See what you cannot see
Hear where nothing sounds,
Then you are where God Speaks


Venice oldest map. Paolino

The verses taken from the Cherubinic Wanderer by Angelus Silesius have often been a companion of mine during my photography sessions in Venice.
This was along with Brian Eno’s Music for Airports and the early music performed by the Hilliard Ensemble marked out by Jan Garbarek’s saxophone.
My photos have the same sound.
In this sequence of images the venezianity of the spots of lights and shapes blending in with the texture of the analog grain of the high sensitivity slides I used.
Digital technology starts working here on the final part of the process only, with the scanner: so the right hashtag could be #filmisnotdead
The halo effect of some of these images is obtained by mounting the irreplaceable Sima Soft Focus 100mm f2, a plastic lens from the manual focus era.
This lens has a single optical group, and is made by interlocking two plastic pipes; the diaphragm, if needed, is applied manually, more or less closed). I usually set it at f4.

Image: Paolino, map of Venice, drawing from the Compendium, 1346





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White Sposa, magazine. Luca Rajna.

An editorial about Luca’s photography in Venice published on White Sposa, an italian wedding mazagine