Due Ricce e Una Liscia Gallery
Naples, Italy 2014
® Emanuela Cristiano
Ernesto is a great photographer, he teaches you to do without what’s unneeded, he teaches you to explore the city, to delve in the constant flow of events and hopefully wait for the right moment to capture an image almost waiting for you to take it. You only need to look at things with a free eye, patient and poetic at the same time. During the workshop we spent time talking about photography, smiled, confronted ourselves with him, we explored a marvelous and true city such as Naples in company of our emotions and the love for the photographic search of such an intense and anarchic workshop.
Editing together is the most beautiful part of the workshop; the debate on everybody’s work is useful and functional to the growth of each participant. Personally I greatly approve of Ernesto’s method, this way of making us feel as equals, being able to ask for advice, looking at his future projects and talking to us about his way of understanding photography and editing.
Napoli lends itself to be photographed, there is much to see, to explore, to experience, much to get excited about: it’s a unique place in the world and its rich with history and culture, with incantation and rituals, life and death that braid together on people’s faces, in places, in stations, in the physical profile of that sea, which is both cheerful and sorrowful, sweet and whispering.
If you are thinking of taking a photographic workshop and you are a bit confused of the abundant offerings of courses and schools, or if you felt that you need a Maestro that can help you trace your own path, do not hesitate to enroll in one of the BazanPhotos Workshops. They are photographic journeys but also trips within your soul. Ernesto’s locations are always striking and outside the beaten path. There is also the danger of getting lost, but if you manage to find yourself you will feel a great joy!
I’ve been back home for the last two days and I miss Naples; I miss its odors, those flavors, and the sound of the Neapolitan accent. I miss talking with Ernesto, listen to his opinions, and hear him talk about our work and other photographers’ work. I miss experiencing Naples, that magic place, and get yourself surprised each time, enjoying the opportunity to live it as a tourist, as a photographer, as a friend, as a connoisseur and amateur at the same time.
I have a special memory of Juan who was with us just for a few days, but that did manage to leave a positive trace on all of us, with his pure presence and great sensibility. Ciao Juan! And thank you Naples, thank you Ernesto, you carry an added value to all photography.