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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:39 am 
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Hello LVL members,

My name is Massimo Della Valle and I’m a no-pro photographer based in Turin, Italy, with passion for street photography.
The passion for photography started when I was a kid: from 8y to 15y I had a lot of film cameras but never something really serious.
Then the GAS (gear aquisition sindrome) for camera tools disappeared until more or less I was 25, when I purchased a Fuji point&shot digital camera (I don’t remember the model) from a friend.
The Fuji served very well for many years following me during several trips around the world, then it was replaced by a fantastic Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 equipped with a luminous and very sharp Elmarit lens (which now I passed to my 9y daughter).
In 2011 I decided that it was arrived the time to jump into the DSLR world, but while looking for the best camera to buy, I got attracted by the Sony Nex 5. It was small, with the possibility to use Zeiss lenses as well many other “vintage” lenses with an adaptor. I got it and I started taking pictures of everything.
A year later I changed it with a Nex 7 (GAS started again…) and I started also using old lenses in manual mode, such as the very nice Contax Zeiss Planar T* 50mm/1.4….. what a beatiful lens!
Months after months I was more and more interested on shooting in manual mode, understanding the basic concept of using the light………
I started looking for more information to learn how to use the camera in manual mode…… and I back to the roots of the photography……… Henry Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa, Josef Koudelka…. all this amazing photographers started with a Leica ……..
The Leica M is “the camera”, simple, nothing more than what you need….. I decided that it was the camera for me.
I got my first Leica in 2014, a brand new M-E and from that moment I cannot think about a different way to take photos.
Most of my pictures are taken with the Leica M-E (digital) and a Leica M7 Black 0.72 (film camera), which I prefer to use most of the time.
My preferred lens is the Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH, most of the time attached to my M7 loaded with Kodak Tri-X 400.
I have also a Leica Summarit-M 50mm f2.5 (very light and sharp, nice combo with the M-E), a Voïgtlander Nokton 50mm f1.1 (fabulous bokeh, I can’t afford to buy a Noctilux!) and a Leica Elmar-C 90mm f4 (very nice for portraits).
So this is more or less all about me: if you want to know more about me or just look at my work please have a look to my Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/madeva71/

and / or follow me also on Tumblr

http://mylifethroughaleica.tumblr.com

Or Wordpress

Https://massimodellavalle.wordpress.com

I have also made my first free photo book that can be downloaded from iTunes (if you like it, please leave a comment on iTunes)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hats-o ... ls=1&mt=11

Thanks for watching

Massimo

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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:23 pm 
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Hello Massimo... And welcome to La Vida Leica!

Some great equipment - and photos! Thanks for sharing.

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Great to hear from you, Massimo. My first Leica was a film version (M4-P), and my first digital Leica was (and still is) the M-E. I agree, it's a great camera. Like you, I shoot with Summicron-Ms in 35mm ASPH and 50mm. I'll be sure to check out your photographs.


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Double Negative wrote:
Hello Massimo... And welcome to La Vida Leica!

Some great equipment - and photos! Thanks for sharing.


Thank you Double Negative.
cheers
Massimo

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James Lehrer wrote:
Great to hear from you, Massimo. My first Leica was a film version (M4-P), and my first digital Leica was (and still is) the M-E. I agree, it's a great camera. Like you, I shoot with Summicron-Ms in 35mm ASPH and 50mm. I'll be sure to check out your photographs.


Thank you James.

looking forward for comments and critics about my photos

cheers
Massimo

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Hi Massimo:
Thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs. I see you enjoy "found objects;" I do, too. I think you do exceptionally well with quick "grab" shots of people (for example, La Bambina captured a delightful expression, under tricky lighting conditions). As for the elevated shots of the city, were you shooting from an aircraft or a hillside, or a prominent building? Are those photographs of Turin?


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Hello James,
Thank you for looking at my photos.

James Lehrer wrote:
I see you enjoy "found objects;" I do, too. I think you do exceptionally well with quick "grab" shots of people (for example, La Bambina captured a delightful expression, under tricky lighting conditions).

Yes, I do enjoy a lot the street photography, even if I'm still concerned to get very close to subjects. I love in general to shoot people around me and the real life, I think sooner or later someone will look at our photos, maybe in 50 or 100 years, and will understand how we were living in this period....

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As for the elevated shots of the city, were you shooting from an aircraft or a hillside, or a prominent building? Are those photographs of Turin?

The photos are from a tower in Turin called "La Mole Antonelliana": I was on the upper parts that can be visited and it is more or less 85m high. The total height of La Mole is 168m. La Mole is famous also because is the Museum of the Cinema.
http://www.museocinema.it/mole.php?l=en

Cheers
Massimo

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