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Last week I was in London for a pleasure trip with my sister and my nephew who had never been in the city before. Of course, it's been a touristic stay, visiting the classic sightseeing, including the famous Madame Tussauds, where the waxworks of famous and historic people and also popular film character are exposed. I was not planning to do serious photography there, I mean, with my Leica Q, but only souvenirs snaps with the iphone. But, wait a moment...

Once in, I realized that this place could be a good gym where to train a kind of street photography, where the subjects, does'nt move at all!!
And having my nephew and my sister role playing with the statues, well, I realised I could make some nice photos.

Finally, It is time to be on the road again, or, in this case, on the rails... Yes, indeed, this time I've decided to start my journey at a much slower pace. because I want to enjoy and feel it.

When and how the idea was born

Before getting on board for my next long distance trip (I'll tell you where soon...), I have few days free and I need to reach my hometown, Mola di Bari, in the south of Italy. Of course,  by instinct, the first thing I would do is to go to Ryanair website and book a direct flight that in only 2 hours will bring me home.

Today I want to share with you a new book I just received, a true inspirational body of work considered the "bible" of street photography. The book, quite heavy and big, is produced by my favourite photographer Joel Meyerowitz together with Colin Westerbeck, and explores the development and history of the genre through the medium's masters--Strand, Atget, Stieglitz, Cartier-Bresson, Lartigue, Kertész, Walker Evans, Brassaï, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Helen Levitt, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, and many others.