FROM MY ABSTRACT PHOTOS TO LITTLE JEWELS OF CREATIVITY BY KRISTINA KREAZIONI: THE VIDEOCLIP

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The “visuals” by Roberto Alborghetti (“Lacer/actions” project-research: macro photographic images of the world around us) are perfectly suited also to “comment” the beautiful and extraordinary “little jewels of creativity” by Kristina Kreazioni. Five color suggestions for many wonderful creations.

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I “visuals” di Roberto Alborghetti (Progetto “Lacer/azioni”: immagini fotografiche macro della realtà che ci circonda) si adattano perfettamente anche a “commentare” i bellissimi e straordinari “piccoli gioielli di creatività” di Kristina Kreazioni.

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Artwork by Roberto Alborghetti; Little jewel by Kristina Kreazioni

THE MAKING OF “FRANCESCO”, MY BEST SELLING BOOK… GREAT EVENT IN TRANI-BARLETTA-BISCEGLIE FOR THE NEW UPDATED EDITION

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By VELAR Publishing – PRESS OFFICE

“A great team for a great work”: this video shows some images about the making of “Francesco” (“Francis”) the first illustrated and historical biography – written by journalist and author Roberto Alborghetti for Velar-Elledici Publishing – about Pope Francis. This work is the result of the wonderful participation of about 30 professionals to whom we want to dedicate this videoclip. Without them, without the precious collaboration of each of them, we could never accomplish and complete this important and best selling book. The work (in Italian language) was carried out in two versions: a single volume (380 pages) and a special edition in 3 volumes + slipcase, now published in a new and updated edition. All the volumes are in a great format (sizes: cms 23 x 29,5).
Over 800,000 lines of text, 21 chapters, 450 photographs, months and months of work and researches: these are the numbers that define the “first historical and illustrated biography” about Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 266 th Pope of history, the first to assume the name of Francis, the first South American Pope.
“Francis” helps us to know a “son of Italian immigrants” who became the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The volumes – “the most-awaited event for Italian publishing industry” as media stated – dig deep into the historical records and documents starting from the news about the Pope’s family, reconstructing moments and facts concerning the emigration from Italy to Argentina, specifying dates, times and procedures.
The new updated edition, together with the new book by Roberto Alborghetti (title: “Nessuno resti indietro”) will be presented in a special event next Friday, February 26, 2016, in Barletta, for the whole country of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie. It’s a new meeting in addition to the many who have been held around Italy (in the photo below: the audience at the book launch in Bitonto, Bari).

Bitonto Bari

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A cura di VELAR – Ufficio Comunicazione

“Una grande squadra per una grande opera”: il video mostra alcune immagini relative alla realizzazione di “Francesco” la prima biografia storica illustrata su Papa Francesco – scritta dal giornalista e scrittore Roberto Alborghetti per Velar-Elledici. Questa opera editoriale è il risultato della meravigliosa partecipazione di circa 30 professionisti a cui vogliamo dedicare questo videoclip. Senza di loro, senza la preziosa collaborazione di ciascuno di essi, non avremmo mai potuto realizzare e completare questa importante iniziativa. L’opera (in lingua italiana) è stata realizzata in due versioni: un unico volume (380 pagine) e una speciale edizione in 3 volumi + cofanetto ora pubblicati in una edizione nuova e aggiornata (dimensioni dei volumi: cm 23 x 29,5).
Oltre 800.000 righe di testo, 21 capitoli, 450 fotografie, mesi e mesi di lavoro e di ricerca: questi sono i numeri che definiscono la “prima biografia storica e illustrato” su Papa Jorge Mario Bergoglio, il 266 ° Papa della storia, il primo a assumere il nome di Francesco, il primo Papa sudamericano.
“Francesco” ci aiuta a conoscere un “figlio di immigrati italiani” diventato il capo della Chiesa cattolica romana. I volumi – “l’evento più atteso per l’industria dell’editoria italiana”, come i media hanno scritto – scavano in profondità nei documenti storici e documenti a partire dalle notizie sulla famiglia del Papa, ricostruendo momenti e fatti, specificando date, tempi e modalità, con rigorose ricostruzioni storiche.
La nuova edizione aggiornata, insieme con il nuovo libro di Roberto Alborghetti (titolo: “Nessuno Resti indietro”) saranno al centro di un evento speciale il prossimo Venerdì 26 febbraio 2016, a Barletta, per tutto il territorio diocesano di Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie. E’ un nuovo appuntamento che si aggiunge ai tanti che si sono tenuti in giro per l’Italia (nella foto qui sotto: il pubblico presente all’evento di Bitonto, Bari).

 

“THESE SILK SCARVES ARE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL… FASCINATING ART AND SENSATIONAL COMPOSITION”: A COMMENT FROM TORONTO, CANADA

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Janette Nosella (General Manager, Human Resources, Toronto, Canada) purchased the limited edition of the three silk scarves I created in collaboration with Boggia Disegni Studio in Como for my“Lacer/actions” project about abstract macro photos of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. After having received them, Janette kindly sent me on my Linkedin profile this recommendation:

“ROBERTO’s imagination shines through in his Limited Edition Three Scarf Set. Replicated from your world renowned inspirational Art the focus is bold and progressive. Two were gifted to family members with a tremendous appreciation of your fascinating art and sensational composition. Both individuals are honoured to wear images of ROBERTO ‘s stimulating creativity and your pure compositions on the luxury of silk. The innovative art representation on my personal scarf is a masterpiece of stimulating allure.  We thank you ROBERTO for spreading your striking imprint throughout the world. Your enthusiasm toward nature and technology positively radiates through your substance and style”.

Some days before, commenting a post on Linkedin, Janette Nosella wrote these words too about the silk scarves: “Since ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI sent me the three scarves in different designs I must say Marysia Zipser  has a fabulous point regarding this art work. His scarves are so light and large. Maybe because I am a short person (petite as my Dad used to say.) The one for my Mum, she is also short, seemed larger than scarves you buy in stores. Here in Canada you pay more for that length as they are considered shawl length scarves. As I told you they are absolutely beautiful…”.

Thank you so much dear Janette for your wonderful words which are a great encouragement to continue do discover the incredible details and particulars of the world around us. Because , as I use to say for my “Lacer/actions” project, “we may see things that we don’t even imagine”.

Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions, Silk Scarves

Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions, Silk Scarves

 

WALKING MAN AND STANDING MAN: THE  IMPRESSIVE SCENE IN LONDON CREATED BY SCULPTOR SEAN HENRY

 

Walking Man and Standing Man - © Roberto Alborghetti (6)

© Roberto Alborghetti

Walking along the Canal path, at Point Complex at Paddington Basin, not so far from Little Venice area, in London, I had the great surprise to admire two statues. Or better: a scene “depicted” by two statues…

They are sculptures representing two men: one is walking and the other is standing. The two giant sized men are facing each other, at some meters of distance. Both are life-size or maybe a bit taller and are cast from bronze and painted with oil paints. And if you pass there at the rush-hour, they mix themselves among the crowd.

The two statues were created by the British Sculptor Sean Henry and displayed at Paddington Basin in 2003 (as an inscription says). Of the same artist we can also admire in London the three statues called Man With Potential Selves, that are located in the lobby of the The Cumberland Hotel.

Yes, very impressive sculptures indeed. So “normal”, so “human” but so impressive! Whether you are a Londoner, or tourist visiting London get yourself along to Paddington Basin to have a look of Sean Henry’s masterpieces, Walking Man and Standing Man, and the Man With Potential Selves at The Cumberland Hotel. I warmly recommend you this.

The two statues at Paddington Basin evoke a sense of estrangement that accentuates the anonymity that usually attacks us when we are in a great metropolis. And then, inside us, questions and thoughts begin to raise. The bronze statues by Sean Henry help us to make a responses space. And to find out, once again, how art is close to people, to their soul, to their thoughts.

FIFTEEN SHApES OF GREY: ABSTRACT PHOTOS OF RANDOM SCRATCHES ON A PUBLICITY BILLBOARD IN MILAN


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15 abstract images of random scratches on a publicity billboard in Milan, Italy. Created by Roberto Alborghetti his Lacer/actions project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters.

 © Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions, 2015

© Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions, 2015

ITALY ALIVE … STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FROM MILAN, TURIN, PISA, LUCCA AND FLORENCE

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Guest Writer: Robert Richardson

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Taking advantage of page layout software and good quality online printers (with offset litho production), I am presenting some of my photographs in a format that makes them available at a very cheap price (50p; €0.75; $1.50). This is different to many other self-publishing projects such as those via Blurb, with prices little different from mainstream publications.

The format is simple: a folded A2 sheet, opening to a front with titling and three photographs, and a back with four. It is a publication that can also be a two sided poster.

Italy Alive will have issues, as the name suggests, dedicated to different Italian locations. The emphasis will be on street photography, and with the first issue, Milan, showing a vital spark between tourists and the Milanese. Future issues are lined up for photographs from Turin, Pisa, Lucca and Florence.

Duty Free Lounge is an imprint for photographs from various European countries. The choice of name indicates a personal approach to visiting and enjoying other countries. Issue 1 consists of photographs from a visit to Malta in 2011. Future issues will include Portugal, Spain,Turkey, Greece, Poland, Lithuania, Germany and France.

With both imprints, photographs were not taken as part of commercial projects. The motivation was to communicate the positive and liberating pleasure from observing idiosyncrasies and situations in the tradition of classic, humanist street photography.

I am asking photography critics and photo book reviewers to consider covering the launch of these imprints and their subsequent publications, especially since they are an attempt to make photography available in a cheap and democratic format. The issues will, in an ongoing and organic way, build up to the equivalent of two books.

For further information and/or jpegs, please email robertrichardson@bobzlenz.com

www.bobzlenz.com

twitter: @bobzlenz

 

BLUE MILANO… THEY’RE NOT PAINTINGS, BUT NATURAL CORROSIONS AND DECOMPOSITIONS ON A WALL


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In the videoclip: 13 abstract photos of random corrosions and scratches on a wall in Milan, Italy. Created by Roberto  Alborghetti  for his Lacer/actions project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. © Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions Project

© Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions Project

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions Project