This summer I finally had the opportunity of taking photos of a place that was uninhabited and to a certain extent abandoned. Beautiful photos of tastefully done interiors are just amazing, however what has always intrigued me was the 'before' photos. Since in the past I was a draughtsman, I have visited numerous places and residences to measure up and draft out. Nothing can shake off those years of experience, and to a certain extent neither do I want to loose that training. Nowadays my tool of choice is a camera over a measuring tape.
I was not briefed about the current owners nor about its past. I was given a set of keys, and it was up to me to open and discover what's inside Pandora's box. Upon entering the space I immediately felt drawn to the upstairs over the downstairs areas. The rooms upstairs are grander, and more colourful. The only light coming through was from the louvers, so I opened them to allow the rooms to get bathed in natural light. I walked from one room to another, carefully setting my tripod and looking around for the best shots that could narrate the story of this Palazzo.
The rooms varied in colour from dark mustard yellow to bright yellow onto reds. Those were the three main rooms upstairs. Dust, pigeons and emptiness resided in this place, however it was full of stories waiting to be shot.
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