Three Photographers. One Week. One City

The passed week I spent in Naples, Italy. The purpose: nothing but photograph people of the city. Once before, I have been in Naples. It’s a hectic and chaotic city, with proud inhabitants. Although such a description fits many, if not all cities, in Italy, Naples is more so than any other I have visited up through the years.

I didn’t travel alone this week. We were three photographers who had decided to make Naples into a common photo project. We arrived respectively from Sweden, Germany and Norway (me that is). At times, we photographed side by side, all three of us, or only two. At other times we photographed on our own.

Being three on such a photo project is both inspiring and pushes each of us to do more than we maybe would have done single-handedly. It’s something about the energy in a group, the group dynamics and maybe also a little competition between the three of us. The latter however, wasn’t more than we respected each other when shooting together, and helped each other whenever that was needed.

I have noticed with amazement before, when photographers photograph next to each other, how different they (or we in this case) see the world and capture it in the images. Even when standing side by side, the photos come out quite differently. And often I saw one of my colleagues and friends photograph something I thought would be rather boring or uninteresting, only later to see an astonishing result. We all have our independent, well developed vision and voice. Experiencing this is maybe the most inspiring part of photographing together during a week such as this.

Apart from the photographic experience, it was not the least good to be able to be on the road again. For two years travelling has been quite limited, if not nonexistent. Being able to travel again feels like being liberated.

Here I have posted some of the images I captured during the week in Naples.

17 thoughts on “Three Photographers. One Week. One City

  1. Thoughtful photographs. I love seeing the individual viewpoints in group photography. Black and white is a good choice with the lighting and ruggedness of the models..

  2. Your thoughts make me think that it is amazing how each of us or as individual human being can have vast different views even when he/she looks at the same thing. You can’t never assume or use your own thinking to think others will have the same view.

    It looks like you have a great time. Your creativity is flowing nicely. It shows as these are fine pictures of people.

  3. Nice job of finding unique characters, and to get them to sit for you. I think I would be intimidated by such a task, even before trying to bring creative juices to the image.

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