I’m a big fan of mobile photography. I started when phones’ cameras got better in resolution and lenses, and never stopped since then.
I used to bring tons of gear whenever I went on holiday or even for simple trips near home. It was unbearable for my back and my neck. So I bought a Canon G12, one of the smallest and most performant cameras at that time. Meanwhile I got an iPhone 4, Instagram arouse and mobile photography started to develop its potential.
Now I use my phone basically for everything’s related to personal stuff, quick jobs and, most of all, trips and holidays. I really love to see other people’s beautiful work and challenge myself too, to try to shoot nice pics working around technical and technological limits.
I also love that sense of vagueness, that reminds me film photography somehow.
So, what better moment to indulge in mobile photography than location scouting? We have a lot of weddings this year on Lake Maggiore, and, since I love our lakes’ sceneries and atmospheres, it’s being very interesting to scout around to discover the most beautiful spots and the most interesting places.
Some days ago I took a little tour on the Superior Island, the Borromean island with the most picturesque charm, also known as Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermens Island). It’s the only one which is still inhabited all year round, with a population of 32 people.
A narrow street running along its spine is joined by cobbled alleys to the promenade that encircles the island and walking across them can really give you the impression of being carried to an older, more magical, time.
Even if we were in the middle of the week and still in low season, there was a lot of people visiting the island, enjoying the beautiful light that allowed me to take some shots that I like a lot.
I also could see the beautiful Hotel Verbano, with its wonderful terrace which lays directly on the rocks of the lake’s shores, which was so evocative in the silence of that moment.
I’d love to be able to keep sharing this kind of stuff, ’cause I find it is really inspiring and regenerating, and helps to keep creativity and curiosity alive. I’m also loving lately taking moments to visiting, see and go looking for suggestive spots that I didn’t know about, to celebrate beauty in its every shape.