Jun 4, 2016

NEW PORTFOLIOS in PadPlaces




Seven new PORTFOLIOS have been added within the PadPlaces app, available for free in the BOOKS section.

They are ARCHITECTURE, ART & DESIGN, CORPORATE, DOCUMENTARY REPORTAGE, HOSPITALITY, LANDSCAPE and TRAVEL portfolios.

More stories are coming soon...







Apr 28, 2016

SAK YANT Magical Tattoo, HARD COVER Blurb Edition, is here


The Blurb Edition of SAK YANT Magical Tattoo, English Edition, is now available on the Blurb store.
This elegant version is really nice, with heavy paper and nice photos printing.
It's rather expensive though, therefore we are working on different solutions. Still worth to give a look to this version.



Apr 16, 2016

OSLO DESIGN Published & Full Photo Gallery


The reportage on OSLO ART, ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN was published on D Repubblica Delle Donne, last Saturday.

Just a remind that the full photo gallery of this work is available within PadPlaces.

Apr 7, 2016

SHOOTING THE NORWAY BOOK




We are near the end for the shooting of the work on NORWAY, that will become a Book later this year.

This will not be a proper travel guide but rather a presentation of the country based on it's unique character. Nature will be central, of course, but also Art, Design and yes, history made of wood will be part of the presentation.

Ornella D'Alessio will be writing the texts.
We'll keep you posted on progress.





Apr 2, 2016

NEW PADPLACES.COM WEBSITE


The ALL NEW PadPlaces website is now on line.

The site is simpler, responsive for mobile devices, and concentrated to the latest additions rather then to the full catalogue of contents available within the app (we have almost 200 single stories, books, reportages as now).

As usual any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks.. Enjoy!

Mar 31, 2016

PRINTED BOOKS ARE HERE


Glad to announce that all the printed versions of our books are now available on Amazon (and they look nice!).

The newest books are
DECADE Ten Years In Asia (English and Italian editions)
SAK YANT Magical Tattoo 2016 edition (English and Italian editions)
INTRAMERICAS Central America On The Road (English and Italian editions)
SPIRITUALITY In Southeast Asia
SCARPE CON LA SUOLA DI PANE (Italian edition)

Go to this website page Where To Find Our Books for direct links to the various editions.

Mar 18, 2016

NORWAY Stories & LOFOTEN for FREE


Two new stories on NORWAY, shoot in the summer of 2015, are available within PadPlaces.

LOFOTEN is a FREE reportage for you to enjoy.
NORWAY RIVIERA is a story on the Southern coast of the country, the milder side of the coastline. This reportage will be published by Bell'Europa magazine later this year.

This is part of the Book project on the country that will be ready during this year with the texts by Ornella D'Alessio.
We'll be heading back to Norway in April to add winter images and more magical landscapes.

Enjoy!

Mar 3, 2016

SPIRITUALITY in THAILAND, CAMBODIA, LAOS & VIETNAM special edition


A special edition of SPIRITUALITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (still available here and within PadPLaces as a single volume in paperback and electronic formats that includes also Myanmar) is now ready.

Produced for AE-Concept in Bangkok, this beautiful edition of four volumes (SPIRITUALITY IN THAILAND, CAMBODIA, LAOS & VIETNAM) included in a box has a different, larger format and is produced as a limited print.
When available for purchase will let you know.




Mar 1, 2016

DECADE Ten Years In Asia - the new book


DECADE Ten Years In Asia, is the new book published by PadPlaces

Available on Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle and Google Play.
Also available in paperback on Amazon.
Available in PadPlaces (at a reduced price.

English and Italian editions
294 pages and photos, preface by Massimo Morello

The stories shot in the past decade around the continent, the most significant photos, the notes from Massimo Morello that wrote most of the words for magazines and books.

This is my introduction..

“As regards historical and philosophical richness, Asia is the only continent that can be comes close to Europe.”
“Asia is the only region that can be equated to America when we think about modernization, progress, and, unfortunately, globalization.”
“Asia can’t be compared to Europe, or America, or any other continent: the nations that constitute the most populated area on earth have such a strong charisma that even ruthless modernization cannot erase their identities.”

These were among the reasons why I decided to spend so much time in this part of the world.

My personal life quest is to travel in order to discover (and interpret through photography) human and environmental differences. After the ‘90s, when globalization had obliterated (or transformed, according to a more optimistic viewpoint) a great many cultural and ethnic characteristics, I felt this was the place where a newly humanized world was more vital, interesting, worth exploring.

The exploration was no longer geographical: it was rather a search in unforeseen places, in those hidden areas where character and contradictions attract the unexpected, the unpredictable.  The new future face of humanity.

After the first trip with Massimo in northwest Vietnam, a reportage for Geo shoot in 2005,  more stories surfaced, like a chain of ideas. These were countries I had visited for years, uncertain of how I felt as the changes were fast and surprising. In a short time the comings and goings gave way to a part time residency in Bangkok, the best place to live and commute.

Travel photography provided the groundwork for documentary research.

Asia is still the mosaic of cultures I consider challenging, and therefore the world’s most interesting.  But now is time to look at them in a different way—as part of the new modern society.












Feb 17, 2016

BUGIS Art Version


A new Art version of the BUGIS Seafarers is now available (fore FREE) in the Photography section of PadPlaces.
These are 48 photos taken from the original story, still available in the Reportage section of the App.