Venice

Light Painting by Walter C.

"Light in Taxi (Paris, 2014)"   Click on image to access the portfolio

"Light in Taxi (Paris, 2014)"

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Back to the origins.

Back to the origins of photography... 

The word "Photography" comes from the following Greek roots: 

  •  φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light
  • and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing",
  • together meaning "drawing with light".

Drawing with light, painting with light... Like in the selection of pictures in this portfolio.

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As usual, comments and feedback more than welcome.

Enjoy !

Walter C.

 


Retour aux origines.

Retour aux origines de la photographie...

Le mot "Photographie" vient du Grec:

  • le préfixe « photo- » - φωτoς (photos), qui réfère à la lumière, clarté;
  • le suffixe « -graphie » - γραφειν (graphein), qui veut dire peindre, dessiner, écrire
  • littéralement : « peindre avec la lumière ».

Peindre avec la lumière... Comme dans la selection de photos de ce portfolio.

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Enjoy !

Walter C.

Venice - The City Floating Over Millions of Trunks by Walter C.

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In a day of accelerating technological innovation, there are achievements from our history which are still barely comprehensible.

Venice was built on a foundation of millions and millions of trunks, immersed vertically into the lagoon, more than 1200 years ago. Take just one of its churches - Santa Maria Della Salute church - it is estimated that more than 1.1 million trunks were used to support its foundations. And still to this day, most of the buildings, churches and cathedrals in the center of Venice lay on trunks. The same trunks. 

History which only multiplies the unique aesthetic of the Floating City today. And emphasize this feeling - when walking through its narrow streets, over its bridges, into its ghetto - of being somewhere magical. Somewhat detached from reality.

The other effect of this architecture marvel, is that it is very difficult to find a vertical line in Venice.  Sign of the flexibility of the building construction, essential to their survival over time - almost untouched notwithstanding the attacks of repeated floods and earthquakes. No vertical lines... An interesting challenge for a photographer.

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Enjoy !

Walter C.