"Piscaturi" - Sicilian fishermen
It in not a book, it's a journey into the fascinating and extremely visual fishermen life in sicily ... Ready to feel seasickness?
“Without the sea i cannot live” Damiano Patania , Captain Jul 3, 2013 We are fishing tuna and swordfish, it's something like 4.00 am and we haven't really slept for the past 20 hours. An 18 mile filament of hooks and mackerel baits have been tossed into the deep sea practicing a ancient technique is called “conzo”. Now we wait. Is it impossible to predict which fish will be fooled into the trap and how it will fight for its freedom. Yesterday we caught a mighty Tuna fish which stained the whole deck in dense blood, and even the lens of my camera. It didn't want to give up. The wooden planks of the deck shivered and cracked under the powerful strokes of the tuna's tail. The fish would not stop fidgeting and struggling till its heart was taken out and even then, that small beating muscle, kept pulsing frantically as if it could hold on forever. It's hard to imagine such a life when we buy a tinned tuna or we get half a kilo of mackerels from our local fishmonger...
the book is wholly visible http://issuu.com/robertozampino/docs/piscaturi_-_sicilian_fishermen
Roberto Zampino is a Sicilian Documentary/portrait photographer. He has been based in Italy, Cyprus and London working as a photographer and photography teacher. He is specialized in travel, sport and story telling photography conveying powerful pictures embedded with his passion and commitment to the subject. He is a “out there” nomad photographer with the particular talent of adapting to any situation and environment creating strong connections with the subjects of his photography . Visit his website www.robertozampinophoto.com ro roberto zampino photographer on facebook. Roberto Zampino è un fotografo documentarista/ritrattista. Ha vissuto e lavorato come fotografo e insegnante di fotografia a Cipro, in Italia e Londra. è specializzato in fotografia di viaggio, sport e "story telling" , producendo fotografie che combinano il suo coinvolgimento con i soggetti con un estetica unica e mai distaccata. Roberto è un fotografo "out there" , nomade, con il particolare talento di adattar