The Gargano is a geographical region in Apulia (southeast Italy), consisting of a wide isolated mountain range forming the so called “Gargano Promontory”, which projects into the Adriatic Sea.
I’ve been so fascinated with this region that I wanted to celebrate its beauty, so I created “Mediterranean Majesty”. I chose time-lapse photography as a powerful and direct mean of communication, so that I could put everything in there: my photography, my video and my music.
I started shooting in winter 2015 and it took me almost a year to complete. A few months ago, after a forced break, I started to go through the almost 100k pictures taken during over 50 shooting sessions and started to assemble all the time-lapse clips. I composed the original soundtrack for the video by litterally drowning myself into the thought of the countless hours spent alone in the wildereness.
I could write a book with all the acneddotes and stories from this long and crazy journey, like the cow that jumped out of a huge bush and crashed my car light, or that time my car battery died when I was litterally in the middle of nowhere on a rainy day (there’s a time-lapse I took while I was waiting for the roadside assistance to come), or the other time I was going to fall off a small cliff in the sea and dipped the slider motor in a salty water pool (and I still have to thank ShooTools for the assistance they gave me).
I used a bunch of Canon cameras and lenses for this project, as well as a ShooTools Camera Slider Motion Plus system with two rails (150cm for the long slides and 80cm to go with the ShooTools AutoPan).
My goal with this project is the sharing of a Land so generous of landscape beauties, so enjoyable in every season and yet so burdened by the atrocity of men; that’s why I included both famous places and “secret spots” in the video. I hope I succeeded in my intent.
Be generous with Nature, and it will reward you.
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