Wednesday, August 29, 2018
I am always trying to figure out how to make those "epic" images that are worthy of going on a wall or in a gallery. After nearly ten years of photographing the North End feasts, I feel I am getting closer to that goal but am still not fully able to show the sheer size and scale of these cultural Italian festivals.
One step closer came this weekend at the largest Italian festival in all of New England, the St. Anthony's Feast, called the "Feast of all Feasts" by National Geographic. Over the years, several residents have lent me their windows to capture the scene from above. I am so thankful to the folks who put up with me hanging out their window or up on their roof.
After sorting through over 2,000 images from the weekend, a few new perspectives from St. Anthony's Feast are shown here. Of course, there are plenty of 'epic' photo opps at the Fisherman's Feast, and the feasts of Madonna Della Cava, St. Agrippina, Santa Lucia and the several other processions during the summer in Boston's North End.
On the photography side, I mostly used a 16-35 f2.8 lens on my Sony a7riii, sometimes changing out for an 85mm f1.8 Zeiss Batis prime. In retrospect, I wish I had used the latter a bit more for detail images.
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