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There’s Always Something Going on

Rome with its history and magnificent monuments is a dream not only for photographers but for anyone interested in beauty: you literally can’t look around without  finding a church, an old temple, an antique statue or any other piece of art.

I spent days studying, planning and searching the perfect spot and time for creating good images of a city that offers so many appealing sets.

I woke up at dawn, I waited under the rain: I really wanted that clean image of the Square Colosseum (Palazzo della Civiltà).

I tried many times to take that perfect image.

But there is always something going on in Rome.

The moment you find your perfect shot, with that beautiful light and that perfect reflection on a puddle, someone or something will step into your composition: cars, people, lights. 

This series is about that moment when you stop trying to avoid them, and you start embracing the flow of this multilayered and complex capital.

castel sant'angelo photo by gabriele gelsi
piazza venezia photo by gabriele gelsi
man in via del corso rome photo by gabriele gelsi
ara pacis photo by gabriele gelsi
san giovanni church photo by gabriele gelsi
metro san paolo basilica photo by gabriele gelsi
palazzo della civilta square colosseum photo by gabriele gelsi
saint peter statues photo by gabriele gelsi
castel santangelo and bus photo by gabriele gelsi
players in san giovanni photo by gabriele gelsi
runner in rome photo by gabriele gelsi
panteon priest photo by gabriele gelsi
via merulana photo by gabriele gelsi
piazza del popolo biker photo by gabriele gelsi
gasometer train window testaccio photo by gabriele gelsi