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so remember, it's better to burn out than to fade away.
Hello everyone and welcome to my nth journal entry in which I promise to start being active.

First of all, thank you :bow:, all of you, for the support shown towards The Naked Sun, which has become a :faint: DD :boogie: :bow:. It is my dream come true. I found out much later than it was featured, but it suddenly boosted my mood and convinced me of one thing. I will do my best as a photographer.

As you might have noticed, my 365 project dropped with the start of my exam period. It was a fun thing to do for a month and a half, and it seriously increased my general vision. But I have to accept the fact that I have other priorities, and that no matter how much I want to, I can't be a full time photographer. Or graphic artist. Or writer. Or programmer. Or anything.
During the summer I have interned for Google in Munich. With this occasion, I managed to take some film shots and also started a project dedicated to the victims of concentration camps (which is in progress). On the other hand, I also shot some digital portraiture in a couple of sessions. Worth mentioning is also my first time as an event photographer, which occured sometime in December. It was horrible and I don't want to talk about it. I envy the people who love it, and I pity the people who are forced to do it for a living.
To conclude, I came to a turning point of my artistic life, in which my computer was overflowing with thousands of digital images which were too mediocre to expose yet too mediocre to delete.

In the following days I will be uploading here the best of what's left of my collection, to stand as an archive and folio for who I used to be, and I will try to make up for leaving any of you waiting for this long. It is time to accept that I have changed, that my best shots are not to be found in my computer, but yet to be taken. Thus, what I will upload in the following days will be an anthem, dedicated to my dear Nikon D90 and what I came to be thanks to him.

I decided I need a change. And the change is here. I cut my hair and dyed it blue. I started using other photo editing software other than Photoshop. I came to be a camera and lens collector, be it working or not. 
I have changed myself and my gear completely, and with it, I am finally able to change my vision. I am finally ready to see differently. With the biggest investment I made in my life. Which is


a kit of USSR-made prime lens (29mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8, 55mm 1.7, 85mm 1.8, 200mm 4, and ongoing), and a
:camera: Sony a7s :camera:.

It's been only ten days of pure innovation, and it's hard to describe how free I feel now. 
To quote Philip Bloom.

"Now I see"

I shall keep you up-to-date with my work. I am working on a website which will contain the highlights of my artistic endeavours, but DeviantArt will always be the place to experiment and release all the visual tension.
And when I will upload new work, I won't need to tell you. You won't need to look at the EXIF data. The answer will be in front of your eyes.

P.S. Merry Newton and Happy New January everyone.
ayy lmao :alienxmas:
  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: 13th Floor Elevators
  • Reading: The Possibility of an Island
  • Watching: my screen I guess
  • Eating: popcorn
  • Drinking: beer


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mariomencacci Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Many thanks for watching :)
zile-verzi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure! I much appreciate the subtlety by which you catch your moments! You have some amazing shots!
mariomencacci Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Thank you again :)
cnowo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student General Artist
All your photos (every single one) makes me want to go out photographing with you. Haha, cheers! Ahooooy Matey! 
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