07.04.2017

#letmetalkaboutlove | My love for Florence

written by:
Matilde Minauro

07.04.2017

#letmetalkaboutlove | My love for Florence

It’s been less than one year since I moved to Florence and I’m slowly learning to love it. Coming from a big, chaotic city like Rome, it wasn’t easy for me in the beginning to adapt to the slower and calm pace of Florence.

When I’m walking or biking around Florence, no matter if I’m in a rush or focused on getting to a specific location, I try to keep my eyes and heart open as much as possible.

One of the reasons why I take photos of Florence, it’s not just to capture her beauty and elegance and share it, but also to embrace and to appreciate it everyday…

I always let her take me by the hand and lead me where she thinks I should go. When she nudges me in a different direction, I am never disappointed. I always discover something I hadn’t seen before, I always see her in a different way.

Florence is so small that if you dedicate time enough to her you can discover everything.

I think that the real beautiful thing is that everything is never the same here.

Sometimes it’s just the light that illuminates everything in a different way, sometimes it’s your mood that allows you to see so many little details that you missed before. Sometimes it’s the season, with its colors and scents. Or it’s just a kind of magic…

Matilde Minauro

Matilde Minauro is a photographer based in Florence, Italy. Introduced to photography through the work and influence of her grandfather, she owned her first camera at age 8. Her studies in architecture influence her photographic style significantly, and this is evident in her use of lines and light as expressive languages. The atmosphere of her work is notably dreamlike, melancholic and quiet with consistently diluted and rarefied tones to define an intimate and profound space. Her portfolio is a secret corner of interiority, a collection of quiet poems that tell a story of almost impalpable sensations that words fail to express… A story that only light can delicately paint in every detail.

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