Napoli | Quartieri Spagnoli

Posted: June 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, Napoli

Via Chiaia; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Via Chiaia; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Quartieri Spagnoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


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Napoli | Montesanto

Posted: June 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, Napoli

Montesanto, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Montesanto, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Montesanto, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Montesanto, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Montesanto, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Montesanto, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Montesanto, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Montesanto, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Montesanto, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Montesanto, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


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Campania | Pompeii

Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, Napoli

Pompeii; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Pompeii; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Pompeii; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Pompeii; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

The train to Pompeii; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

The train to Pompeii; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


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Napoli | Via Enrico Pessima

Posted: June 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, Napoli

Via Enrico Pessima, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Via Enrico Pessima, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Via Enrico Pessima, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Via Enrico Pessima, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Via Enrico Pessima, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Via Enrico Pessima, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Marcella, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Marcella, Napoli; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


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Capri | Anika

Posted: June 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica

Anika, Capri; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Anika, Capri; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


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Paolo Patrizi | European Starlings

Posted: September 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Photography, Quotes

Starlings are notoriously difficult to “control.” The story is told of a man who was bothered by starlings roosting in a large sycamore near his house. He said he tried everything to get rid of them and finally took a shotgun to three of them and killed them. When asked if that discouraged the birds, he reflected a minute, leaned forward, and said confidentially, “Those three it did.”

- Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Quartiere Giuliano Dalmata, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Quartiere Giuliano Dalmata, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #5, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #5, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

E.U.R., Rome, Italy,2009  © Paolo Patrizi

E.U.R., Rome, Italy,2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Lungotevere Marzio, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Lungotevere Marzio, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #9, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #9, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi


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Henri Cartier-Bresson | Ezra Pound

Posted: December 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Poetry, Quotes

Ezra Pound, Venice 1971 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

VENICE—Ezra Pound, 1971 Henri Cartier-Bresson © Magnum Photos

Martine Franck, Cartier-Bresson’s widow, accompanied her husband to just one — probably atypical — portrait session, that of the poet Ezra Pound in Venice in 1971, a year before his death at 87.

There was a tremendous, heavy silence,’ recalled Ms. Franck, herself a photographer. ‘Pound didn’t say a word. He just seemed to condemn the world with his eyes. We were there for about 20 minutes. I stayed to one side. I huddled in a corner. Henri took seven pictures.’

From This Decisive Moment On by Alan Riding in The New York Times, January 26, 2006


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Anouk Aimée | 8 ½

Posted: November 7th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Cinema

Anouk Aimée was so stunningly beautiful that when Fellini cast her as the long-suffering Luisa in , he famously cut her long eyelashes, added freckles, and clothed her in unglamorous, de-sexualized costumes.

I do not think it worked.

Anouk Aimée, <i>8½</i>, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963


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Tuscany | Lucca

Posted: September 21st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Nikon

Lucca in Tuscany has some remarkable architecture, especially the great circular center of town and the old medieval city walls of the former city state. The birthplace of Puccini, this charming city is not as choked with tourists as other destinations in Tuscany are which can provide for some needed breathing room. It is well worth the day trip from Florence.

It is also where I learned of the great rivalry between Rome and Pisa and was taught this insult:

Better a corpse in your house than a Pisan at your doorstep.

It is even better to say it in Italian:

Meglio un morto in case che un Pisano all’uscio.

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Nikon D300

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Nikon D300 © Doug Kim

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Nikon D300

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Nikon D300 © Doug Kim

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Nikon D300

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Nikon D300 © Doug Kim

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Nikon D300

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Nikon D300 © Doug Kim

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Nikon D300

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Nikon D300 © Doug Kim


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Portofino

Posted: April 13th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Nikon

I normally do not care enough to take photos of landscapes or city scenics and my resulting photos are poor efforts anyways. Portofino, however, is something else. This tiny fishing village on the Italian Riveria is so perfectly quaint that it borders on the ridiculous. Nestled in a little cove next to Santa Margherita Ligure, this village is so color-coordinated and is such a hyper-idealized rendering of the Mediterranean aesthetic that one feels confident that the team of Disney set designers and painters had just left that morning.

Go there and eat and walk and eat again.

portofino1

Portofino © Doug Kim

portofino2

Portofino © Doug Kim

portofino3

Portofino © Doug Kim


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