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Lorenzo Grifantini

Lorenzo Grifantini is the founder of a successful architectural company. He sees a strong link between architecture and street photography, as they are both related to the idea of space and people interacting with the environment. Street Photography is much more immediate than architecture projects, which can take several years, and allows him a great outlet to vent his creativity.

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NOTE: This is a Guest Blog post written by Lorenzo Grifantini exclusively for

Italian Summer – A Beach Street Photography Project

I took these pictures in different places around Italy—like the island of Salina in Sicily, Salento in Puglia, and Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany. I looked at people of all ages and social stations hoping to find that one common thread of surreal irony. In these difficult times for my country Italian summer is the season when Italians can express their lightness of being and their love for life. Also, as an Italian expat who has lived in London for more than ten years, I can finally see my cultural traits spread out on the beaches of Italy and that evokes strong childhood memories for me of the long happy summers I spent there.