Monday, 24 September 2012
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Hiashichuka is a Japanese cold noodle dish, made with ramen (spagetti) covered with finely chopped omelette, ham and cucumber (and sliced tomatoes here missing), deressed with soy sauce and vinegar, toasted sesame seeds. I shoot the picture with natural light, Nikon 105mm. macro lens f 3, fully opened. This will be the last hiashichuka for this year, because the season is coming to the end, so colds dishes will be on hold until next summer, but I love this very much.
Saturday, 15 September 2012
I took this photo with natural sunlight coming from the window from the background and "helped" with white polyboards, Nikkor 105 mm. macro lens fully open at f 3.
ō theatre, the ancient form of Japanese theatre performed by male actors only using masks and performing woman roles too. The actor can not use facial expression. The peculiarity of Nō masks is that the expression changes with little changes of head angle, a slight movement of the head will show sadness or happiness, this is the grteat difficulty of Nō theatre and the great skill of the actors and even of the masks makers. There are scientific studies about the Nō masks shape in the Western world. I took this picture at Kottoya, an antiquarian shop in Milano of my friend Luca Piattiwith artificial light, as I moved slightly up or dovn few inches, the expression changes, is amazing, so I took the picture with a quiet smiling expression.