Photographer's Note

Italy is full of remarkable cities, monuments and artworks. Some of the most beautiful pieces of art and craftsmanship created by Western civilization can be found in its cities. A remarkable thing about those cities is that they seem made for tourists and visitors, since no matter how full a city, be it Florence, Venice, Rome, Siena, is it is still appealing to visit. It's as if they're made for crowds (although people waiting to climb the Duomo in August might beg to differ). But there is something surreal about spending too much time in a city steeped with history and to watch those remembrances of older masters on a daily basis.

The photograph here pretends that at some point the imgages decided, well, to stare back. Probably influenced by my time as tour guide in Florence, where the ever-changing crowds before the never-changing images and the ensuing doubts of who is watching and who is being watched lead one to such a conclusion.

From a photographer's point of view, I wanted to turn something recognizeable (the Neptune statue near the Palazzo Vecchio) just barely recognizeable and give the whole thing a slightly surreal twist. A poster from a then current Caravaggio exhibition did the trick.

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  • Copyright: Sebastian Buchner (charonferryman) (21)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-10-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/3.9, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-06 3:24
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