Skatheroisme at Rising Love
I mentioned that some of my photos were going to be projected on Thursday night at Rising Love as part of the evening called Skatheroisme. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay until the end of the night when my photos went up (if anyone was there, tell me how it was!), but I got there early to do a test run and watched a bunch of the skaters warming up for the evening. It was a bit tough because my film gets very grainy at ISO 1600 and I was using f/1.8 to get in a lot of light since they had turned down the lights. Nonetheless, I think the grainy, shallow depth of field gives it an interesting look. The whole evening was in celebration of some great photography work by the Torinese photographer Raoul Gilioli, whose work on the Skateroism project is really wonderful. The project followers a young skateboarder named Jean, who discovers that he has gypsy roots and then goes to seek out more about their culture. I would really recommend passing by Rising Love while the photography is still up (until December 9). Then, on December 10, the project will transfer down to MADRE in Naples for a special opening.