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This is a picture of one of the most famous contemporary painters in Bergamo, Mr. Caglioni or 'Callioni'. He is a bit crazy and out-of-schemes and can be often found strolling around the city. In this case he was downtown and I liked it how he just mixed up among clochards and most probably many of the persons passing by didn't recognize him at all! He can't play guitar, it was a payment for one of his paintings. I even wonder what some of those upper-class people might think if they'd know he was the author of one of the art pieces they have hanging on their walls!

The photo was taken in Bergamo on the 26th of August 2006, the day of the city's patron saint St. Alexander.

The camera used was a Canon FT from 1966 with original FL Canon 50/1.4 lens. Exposure was quick, so I don't recall exactly the data; not full-aperture but almost, probably around f2.8 and 1/250".
Film used was Ilford FP4 Plus (125/22 ISO) and printed on Ilford multigrade paper (by me, at home).

No digital manipulation except scanning, scaling, restoring of contrast to match the original print and jpeg compression.
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:iconxcaretbaby:
xcaretbaby Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
wow, las apariencias enganan!
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
heh, sometimes indeed.
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MYSOTiS Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
aaaa.. no ok
mi rispondo da sola alla domanda
che ti ho lasciato in ombre!
sei di bergamo!

:D :D :D
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
eheh, provincia...
Mi sa che "lui" è un istituzione per chiunque conosca un minimo BG...
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MYSOTiS Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
comunque il vero nome è stefano caGLIoni

;)
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
lo so, Stefano. se lo leggi lo cito nel commento. L'altro è il suo nome d'arte....
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electricblue86 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
Caspita che personaggio interessante!! Cmq ne hai reso l'espressività "a bit crazy" :D ;)
Bella!! ^^
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
eheh, altro che svitato. C'è ache una mostra delle sue opere che così ho finalmente visto. Non dico che sia il mio genere, ma spaziano decisamente!
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:iconrogue-designer:
rogue-designer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
A great capture. His expression is fantastic. Part drunk, curious, amused and tired all at once.
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alicedepalma Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
FIGOOOOO!!! Il mio primo approccio col Caglioni è stata una palpata di sedere quando avevo 16 anni.
Ora ho un suo quadro della serie degli "arcobaleni".
E la tua foto è spettacolare!!!!
Beccati questa che avevo trovato sul web (non so di chi sia) fa ridere!!!

[link]
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
eheh, così pure non l'avevo mai visto un incrocio tra prete e mussulmano... e si che si concia in tutte le maniere :) ma spesso non voglio "disturbarlo" fotografandolo... specie quando è in stato di coscienza superiore (cioé prticamente sempre....)
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alicedepalma Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Li era nel periodo in cui non c'era il Papa, l'aveva sostituito, benedicendo i passanti.
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
dovremmo proporgli una photosession :)
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:iconalicedepalma:
alicedepalma Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
cacchiolo, volentieri!
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
ieri l'ho scritto a mo' di battuta, ma effettivamente l'idea è assolutamente buona. Io però non ho tutte queste confidenze... bisognerebbe parlargli prima che abbia bevuto troppo. Comunque se ti va... fammi sapere.
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alicedepalma Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Ma veramente, magari a casa sua, sarebbe bellissimo.
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claudiabalduzzi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
grande Callioni!
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
fortissimo come sempre :)
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:iconclaudiabalduzzi:
claudiabalduzzi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
GIà!
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MyPrivateParty Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
I have a canon FT....would love an FL 50/1.4 lens for it ;) I like this story and the photo...goes along nicely...would never know who he was without your description.
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
sometimes explanations are really needed and in this case it was a request for the contest submission.
FL lenses are nice indeed. The 1.4 is cool but the 1.8 is definitvely sharper and has aberrations, especially at closer distance. And that half stop isn't everything in life. The difference is metal vs. plastic. The FD lenses I have, which are in any case very good lenses, don't have that nice feeling anymore.
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MyPrivateParty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
I agree. Since you have the FT you are limited to the FL lenses...but if yuuou ever have a chance to get your hands on a canon body that takes FD lenses.... give the SSC lenses a try. I have a 50mm 1.4 S.S.C. which I prefer much more over my 50mm 1.8. Its the older style FD mount where you twist the ring on the lens to lock it onto the camera... I think it is much sharper than my FD 50/1.8, especially wide open. Cant beat the low light abilities too...even if it is just a half stop.
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
the FT takes FD lenses without problems, they work also the other way around, but you loose full-aperture metering obviously. I have a canon AT-1 and so I know well and I exchange lenses regularly.
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
Holy crap, its al pacino!

great shot.. some nice emotion, and i hope you do well in the contest :D
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
eheh, it is not Al but it could have been indeed :)
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darkkavenger Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
*grins* it's pretty crazy :)
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
;) forte eh? Aspetto di vedere la tua entry per il concorso!
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darkkavenger Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
quale concorso ? :P
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
gnorri?
guarda le mie news fav'd.
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:icondarkkavenger:
darkkavenger Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
ah, verro se ne faro parte o no ;)
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