We interviewed the winners of the first Fermoeditore’s photography contest. Here are their answers to the questions “where you took your photo? Is there any particular memories related to this image?”
Domenico Guddo: in Cefalù, in Sicily.
Fabrizio Ara: to the buildings at the abandoned mines of Montevecchio (Arbus); I love abandoned places, that I photograph with old manual lenses.
Alessandro Scremin: is the staircase that leads to the Tower of Donkeys (Torre degli Asinelli). I was curious to get to the top and take a series of photos of the city from above, but the staircase was very long, 498 steps. Arrived about half of the stairs there was a landing which covered the whole staircase: in the center I noticed a hole, I look inside and see this view of the stairs, it seemed to be floating in the air… poor tourists coming after more than 300 steps to the landing to rest but they found the butt of a person knelt intent on taking photos from a hole! Now, however, I realized that it was worth it, thanks to Fermoeditore.
Roberto Pestarino: I remember well, I was passing by and I saw this building, I got in Vercelli with hours of research to find a parking space. There is a market and a big party, I found a car park a short walk from the center and when I turned off the car I said, “But I have to photograph those stairs”… and I get back.
Alessandro Amoruso: in a jazz club in Rome. We went to accompany a friend who plays the drums and after a few evenings I decided to bring my camera…
Salvatelli Riccardo: it was a day in late winter in Castiglione Messer Marino (Chieti), the village to which I am bound by a slight and important sense of belonging. This staircase seems trivial but leads to the upper part of the village, over the three crosses where it takes place the representation of Jesus; that day I was attracted by the idea of fog that allowed to barely find out the landscape around.
Ludovica Guardasole: in a palace in Florence, those are the stairs of a museum of Renaissance art. I remember the amazement with which everyone admired the view; the expression in the eyes of those who, at the end of this staircase, let himself be lulled by the enchantment of the city.
Vito dell’Orto: a small village in Andalucia, Zahara de la Sierra, one of the many “pueblos blancos” of this area of Spain. Many memories of the friendliness and generosity of the people, particularly struck me the carefree children playing in the street.
Fabio Gaiani: in the center of Peschici, I was struck by the contrast between the wall and the colors of the cards.
Fabrizio Di Prima: the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a place that has always brought great appeal on me; I visited it years ago with my first film reflex camera and I had promised myself to come back as soon as I had the chance with the digital one. So, two years ago, during a trip to Sicily, I cut me a full day to visit the valley and make several shots, including this one.
Vania Apolloni: the Greek island of Naxos on June 11th, 2013. I think it has been the best holiday of my life, spent with a dear person now, unfortunately, dead.
Thanks to the participants and appointment to the next competition, from July 1st to September 30th: shortly details and the rules in the “contests” section on Fermoeditore website.
And here’s the gallery with all the winning images.