short stories – Lucca Comics and Games 2008 (cosplay, anime, manga)

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Ecco un nuovo slideshow (basta un click sull’immagine qua a fianco)!

Non ho aggiornato il blog per un pò: ero preso dall’organizzazione delle mie mostre, prima a Torino e poi a Milano!

Quasi quasi sono diventato famoso… a parte gli scherzi, mi sono davvero divertito ad organizzare le mie prime uscite in pubblico.

Con questo post colgo l’occasione di augurarvi Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo!!!

Here I am again!

Click the image on the left: a new slide show will start.

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lucca is known throughout the world as a city of Art, History and Culture.

Since 1966, however, Lucca has also been the undisputed City of Comics, and year after year has hosted an event dedicated to strip cartoons that is acknowledged to be the most important  and exciting of its kind in Italy.

Every year, at the beginning of november, Lucca becomes one of the world’s capitals of comics, thanks to the enthusiasm and skill of international experts, publishers, authors, critics and fans.

Ok, let’s stop this introduction and let my pictures show some “tastes” from the exhibition.

First I’d like to show pictures about strange people called “cosplayers”, alias “costume players”. This habit comes from a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, and video games. However “cosplay” has been expanded to mean simply wearing a costume [from Wikipedia].

I saw a lot of them wandering in the historical center of Lucca, with strange costumes: I wasn’t able to identify any cosplayers I shoot.

So, I need help from you: tell me who they are! Click on the image below to start a short slide show about them (in IMHO these pictures are fair, not a masterpiece anyway).

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slide show – Winter Sea

Here I am again.

This new post is about a famous city near Lucca: Viareggio.

[from Wikipedia] Viareggio (which means “way of the kings”) is a city located in northern Tuscany, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. With a population of over 63,000 it is the main centre of the norther Tuscan Riviera known as Versilia, and the second largest city within the Province of Lucca.

It is known as a seaside resort as well as being the home of the famous carnival of Viareggio (dating back to 1873), and its papier-mâché floats, which (since 1925), parade along the promenade known as “Passeggiata a mare”, in the weeks preceding Easter.

On summer Viareggio is a crowded, noisy and chaotic place: so this march I decided to take pictures in a windy and cold day.

Below there’re two pictures: a b&w audio slide show will start by clicking the first one, otherwise a full colour audio by clicking the second one (I like the colour option)

B&W viareggio_winter_blog.jpg Colour viareggio_winter_blog_1.jpg