Davide Capponi photography

Photographic art by Davide Capponi

Downtown Torino

This is a house dating from the first decades of the 20th century in via Viotti a Torino, and another view of the same house in my post House in via Viotti, Torino. This has been shot with my iPhone 3gs. The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Dynamic Light, Pic Grunger and PhotoToaster.

11 Responses to “Downtown Torino”

  1. zorgor

    1) Yummy blue and orange!
    2) It’s a delicious anachronism to see a more contemporary building grunged to look like an old photo. 🙂

  2. martyroxx

    Nice picture, but I think this is one of the worst buildings in Turin. Especially if you think that it stands right in the middle of Piazza Castello, an amazing square of classic regal taste. And of course it was build during the Mussolini dictatorship: in fact it represents an arm (the body of the building) with the index finger pointing to the sky.. one of the signs of the fascist era glory. I just hate the fact that fascism is still among us.. (by the way, nice blog!)

    • rubicorno

      I agree that this building is very badly positioned in a baroque area of the city (in Torino we call this building “Il pugno nell’occhio”, the punch in the eye because of this disturbing contrast).
      On the other hand when I look for images to shot I try to find beauty in whatever is in front of me, and here I found it, and imho it can be perceived through this photo.
      I don’t support fascism in any way, but I think that art goes beyond ideology; I love futurism and futurist artist such as Boccioni, Balla, Carrà even though their art was expression of the fascist era: their works are art anyway.
      And the architect who designed this building did in my opinion a nice job architectural-wise if you look at it forgetting ideology and urbanistic context, and this is the only thing my photo wanted to express.

  3. andy1076

    I know i say it probably too often, but i’ll say it again. You my friend! are awesome with that camera! 😀

  4. mondidascoprire

    La realtà letta dall’arte,non tanto nella storia, nella maestosità, quanto nel calore che Torino ti ha suscitato… così sono le tue foto, ciao

    • rubicorno

      Grazie, Torino é la mia città e più passa il tempo più la amo, con le sue bellezze e i suoi difetti.


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