This project is a spin-off of the Italian Summer project. While Italian Summer is an environmental description of how Italians enjoy holidays this is more focused on the naked bodies and how they “speak”  in a hot (somehow extreme) environment as Italy in summer.
       
     
 To me, autumnal England is grey and miserable. Italian summer, on the other hand, is hot, colourful, tattooed, tanned, dangerous, feral, and furious. Ultimately, Italian summer is the season when Italians can express their lightness of being and their love for life.I took these pictures in different places around Italy—like the island of Salina in Sicily, Salento in Puglia, and Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany. I looked at people of all ages and social stations hoping to find that one common thread of surreal irony.I think I did. As an Italian expat who has lived in London for ten years, I can finally see my cultural traits spread on the beaches of Italy and that evokes strong childhood memories of the long happy summers I spent there.
       
     
 +  Pink flamingo, green turtles, blue dolphins and white swans are only few of the sea beasts which are coloring the beaches of Puglia
       
     
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 Despite the gentrification and the increase of mass tourism, the areas around Portobello and Golborne Road still have a strong community identity and a pulsing heart. This series is an act of love for the neighbourhood where I have lived for the past 10 years (of my life) and my intent is to freeze in time the life and soul of an area which is changing quickly.
       
     
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Tokyo, Japan
       
     
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