TIFA 2021

Saint Nicholas of Bari

  • Photographer
    Giuseppe Francavilla
  • Technical Info
    Pentax K3
  • Photo Date

St. Nicholas of Bari, also known as St. Nicholas of Myra, St. Nicholas (or St. Nicholas) was a Greek bishop of Myra, revered as a saint from the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and several other Christian denominations. His figure gave rise to the tradition of Santa Claus. According to tradition, it is now known that for years single girls in Bari on December 6, the day of St. Nicholas, go on pilgrimage to the Basilica to make the famous 'three turns of the column'. Popular culture tells that many women have really found a husband thanks to these three rounds.

Born in Palermo in 1974, I have been having a natural flair for the shot since he was 10, using a Polaroid 1000 model borrowed from my brother. A few years later the first experiments in street photography gave way to the glossy world of glamour. The real revolution begins owning a Kodak's bridge camera with a 24x zoom which trained my eye to look for the hidden details of things, as in an imaginary game in which there is always something hidden from reality that may tickle the wonder of surprise.