12 Mar '15

Tinnitus: The Loud Silence

This time I don't want to talk about photography, but I want to talk about a serious disease, that affect 1 out of 10 people in UK only: Tinnitus.
If you don't already have it, you probably don't know what it is, and often people who suffers of this hearing condition doesn't even know what it is.
Quoting Wikipedia, "Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the human ear ("ringing of the ears") when no external sound is present". If you ever been to a gig you probably got it for a day or two, sometimes it goes away earlier, sometimes it persists for various days, but most of the times it goes away. And that's probably why a lot of people just ignore it, they think it will always go away. But sometimes it doesn't, and I'm one of those people who now have this disease for the rest of our lives.
A lot of times I recommended to other fellow photographers at a gig to buy some earplugs, especially the young ones who just started to take photos at gigs, but they always smile at me and they reply with "Naah I'll be fine", "It will go away after a few hours", "I don't need them", etc...
That's exactly what I was thinking 6/7 years ago, when I started to photograph shows, I always thought it will go away the day after, but one day, after an insanely  loud gig of Dinosaur Jr, it didn't.

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03 Mar '15
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February 2015 in photos

Here we are with our monthly appointment with my "random" photos, the ones who doesn't belong to a specific event, like a gig or a trip to somewhere.

February it was short but decently productive, not mad busy, as I had only a gig (but as you probably noticed I don't do many gigs anymore, for reasons that one day I'll explain), and I had the chance to go out for a sunrise shooting, but the day is starting earlier everyday, and it's not as easy as in December where you could get up quite "late" for photographs at the sunrise.
Anyway, there's not much else to say, apart showing some of the best random photos I took last month, and to link to the full set on my flickr account.

Brunch

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05 Feb '15
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January 2015 in photos

Last month it wasn’t very productive, to be honest I didn’t shoot many photos, well, at least I didn’t do much street photography, but on the other hand I did plenty of early morning shooting, with some of my  mates, which brought plenty of good shots, as I posted in the past few weeks, plus a lot of fun, despite the fact that we have to wake up at insanely early hours, and don’t forget my trip on some of the most beautiful places in Northern Ireland at the very begin of last month.
Anyway, down here there are some of the best photos I took last month, some have been already posted, some didn’t, but again, it’s a good sum of last month, I hope you like them.


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11 Jan '15
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December 2014 in photos

I'm a bit late even this month, but this time the reason is because the begin of this year has been very busy so far! Last weekend I did a trip with my lovely girlfriend and two good friends of us (which one of them is a great photographer as well, check it out his facebook page!) in Northern Ireland, which is probably going to be my next post, and this weekend I did a photoshoot with a band yesterday and today I woke up insanely early (for me) to take some photos down in White Rock Beach in Dalkey with Giuseppe, Stefano and Salvatore (all photographers!) at the sunrise, which it was fantastic thanks to the good company and the decent weather.
Anyway, last month it was quite busy as well, did a couple of photoshoot and an event for ICAD, took plenty of photos during my week at home as I previously posted, and I took some other test shots with the brand new lens I bought, the Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R, a lens that I had to buy as the kit lens one year ago when I bought my Fuji X-E1, rather than opting for a zoom lens that I sold after 6 months.
Anyway, down here some of the photos I took last month, here (again) the link with the shots I took in Italy, and here the other ones I took here in Dublin.

Dublin

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25 Dec '14