martedì 17 agosto 2010

Tribute to Former President of Italy Francesco Cossiga

honoring memory of francesco cossiga, 82 y.o. former president of italy, president of parliament, and important presence during the last half century of italian history, who passed away today august 17 2010 in rome.

lunedì 16 agosto 2010

1963 Carroll Baker “baby doll”

In this photograph that I shoot in 1963 to American fim actress Carroll Baker in her London home while caring for her plants, is what is left after my best shots showing her face and blonde hair near red roses, made for an Italian magazine cover went lost in the paraphernalia of Milan photographic agencies, but I remember as if now, her black velvet dress leaving uncovered the beauty of her arms and her decolletè . She became a legendary beauty of Hollywood after starring in the film “Baby Doll” directed by Elia Kazan in 1956, and LIFE , POST and other international magazines dedicated her many covers.

sabato 14 agosto 2010

….1961 when Magnum Photos was also in Milan…..

….my memories in 1961, I remember when the great Magnum Photos after Paris and New York got also an office in Milan, a subrented room at the Giornalfoto photo agency where I was, close by Piazza Loreto, a square known the world over for the crude end of Benito Mussolini. The man in charge of the Milan’ Magnum was Nando Carrese, (young son of Vincenzo Carrese founder of Publifoto), with the active cooperation of a gentle german girl named …..I don’t remember….but I recall the covers of LIFE magazine showing the best of Magnum shots covering the four walls of the place and few of those young photographers, already great photographers, coming by, named Ian Berry, Inge Morath, Renè Burri, Mark Riboud, and…Henri Cartier Bresson…..