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My name is Lorenzo Del Pace
I take pictures because I love it.
There can be no easier, no better explanation for an activity that absorbs me so much to the point of defining me: I look around, marvel, and feel like shooting.
All the time.
Photography praises blatant and hidden beauty, records despair and pride, witnesses life and death. I imagine nothing as compelling, nothing as powerful.
Nothing is unworthy of photography, and everything is a chance of relation through it.
Elation, that is the feeling of excited enthusiasm when that one picture out of thousands has that special je ne sais quoi.
Frustration is all the rest of the time.
Confusion is the thread bridging those two extremes.
Illusion is the energy propelling over those threads.
I am almost 40.
Overburdened by life’s conundrums.
But overjoyed at fellow men and women and their stories.
Underwhelmed by my ability to do them justice. Understanding is the key I try to use to decipher them.
Balance is when I am at the right place, spiritually ready, and life simply unfolds, unravels.
I am Italian, a Philosophy graduate, long in love with the myth of the Soviet Union, never disappointed by its often admittedly harsh reality.
I attained a master in Science Communication, and live and feel as a conforming non-conformist in a world I see led by non-comforming conformists.
That Which You Shouldn’t Know
I am humorous, paradoxical, and on a good day I can border with facetious, never really taking myself too seriously.
That’s the reason why these few lines of biography took me hours to write.
I play tennis with a Pro Kennex stick.
I’d love to receive an email from you with a detailed pre-emptive refusal of my services, imbued with some brilliantly elaborated flippancy. I know it’s wrong for business, but it’d make my day.
No, really, thank you for reading.