Prato (Italy) – 2007
This series of pictures represent a turning point on my life. This is my first attempt of photo reportage with my first reflex camera, a brand new Canon 400D. I couldn’t afford any expensive lens at that time so I’ve had to use only my cheap canon 50mm f/1.8 (amazing piece of glass and plastic btw). I still remember how great dancing and melting in with the people was, trying to set the focus while people were bumping on me every second. I wanted to get as close as possible to the stage and be part of what was going on around me. It was a great night and I felt really happy and full of energy. The day after I saw the pictures on my pc and that was the moment when I decided to take photography more seriously. Too much joy, too much fun… sharable emotions on pictures.
-Iacopo Di Luigi – www.iacopodiluigi.com