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Doppelgänger B/W

Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.


Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Double


This shot was taken in an August afternoon in Rome after an important (and boring) business lunch. It's a location where Fellini shot 8 1/2 ( amazing movie for those who haven't seen it!).

We stepped out of the car and I asked Giovanna to high heels!

The results where a series of interesting shots. The dark Armani contrasted with the white Fascist architecture from the 30's around us.


i had an 85 mm mounted but I saw the reflection that could include her double and the pillars on camera left. Unfortunately I've shot only a few frames. A guard roughly opened that door asking what we were looking for. Nothing, I answered, just taking a few photographs.

You can't!

( Maybe working in fascists buildings makes people fascists.)


I noticed that every time you try to be creative someone wants to stop you. We shouldn't let us block from this. I stepped a few meters away and began shooting again. Giovanna was dancing, I was shooting wild, the guard was yelling at us. I told him he can call the police...


Well thank you it seems it was worth it!

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Taken on November 2, 2010