2020 remote portraits in a time of distance

Photo Portraits

in a time of distance


– What happened –

As 2020 is coming to an end, we wondered how to wish a happy new year to all our friends. In such a difficult period for many, the need for human interaction and generosity that people have shown was overwhelming. Without this pandemic, we wouldn’t have shot our visual diary for our son Umberto. And thanks to the many who donated to our fundraising campaign, we could turn that into an exhibition.

We wanted to repay all that generosity with something meaningful. For that reason, instead of the usual postcard, we decided to invite our contacts to take part in our craziest project.

-How it works –

Many of us work from home in times of social distance, and video calls have become a habit. Also, phone cameras have gotten better and better – and we were surprised by the quality that we could reach.

So, we connected through the internet and helped our friends to find the perfect light and right location directly at their place. And we shot their portrait without moving from our home. Whether they were family, single people, or mixed groups, we build together a collective family portrait to celebrate the end of this year.

The following is still a work in progress, so keep on following us!

we decided to lead by example

Vilnius, Lithuania

Pratolino (Florence), Italy

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fidenza, (Parma) Italy

Vilnius, Lithuania

Friedrichshafen, Germany

Pontedera (Pisa), Italy

Vilnius, Lithuania

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Vilnius, Lithuania

Hennef, Germany

Piacenza, Italy

Rome, Italy

Hitchin, UK

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Bern, Switzerland

Leeds, UK

Orange County, California

Florence, Italy

Volterra, Italy

Milan, Italy

Sogliano al Rubicone, Italy

Toronto, Canada


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    1. Marsela 4 weeks ago

      Ciao sono Marsela e ho una bimba di 8 anni di nome Emma. Viviamo sulle colline romagnole. Io sono Albanese ma ormai vivo da 18 anni in Italia. Ho visto il vostro progetto… Bellissimo. Sono anche io un appassionata di fotografia a livello dilettantistico.

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        Matteo Baldini 4 weeks ago

        Ciao Marsela, grazie per il tuo commento, e per averci raccontato un po’ della tua storia 🙂 Ti abbiamo mandato ora un’email

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