The Overlap Techique

digital photography techniques with levels

Merging of two photographs plus writings – street art on a photograph

I developed the Overlap Technique with some photographs I took at EX Tacheles Galerie in Berlin. I think it’s the most representative case of deterioration of imagination and freedom to do true art. Then, I wanted to celebrate this temple of genuine art the same days and month of its closure, which occurred in September 2012.

The Overlap Technique consists in digitally merging two or even more photographs together taking into consideration proportions, colors and positioning of things into the frame. Through these overlaps I try to create new associations of ideas, in this case all is connected to the sad and insane relationship between art and business.

I took inspiration by fading movie technique: I try to recreate fading into a single photograph, in particular freezing the moment in which the different scenes stand at their maximum visibility to convey the most powerful message. I also add writings, resulting in a sort of street art applied to photographs. The writings are taken from articles published on various magazines and blogs concerning the closure of this Art Center.

I’ll develop this technique in the future, also for more deep, lyrical and existential themes. Stay tuned 😉

La technique des superpositions – FRANCAIS

J’ai développé la technique des superpositions avec les photographes que j’ai pris chez la Galerie Tacheles à Berlin. Je pense que c’est le cas le plus représentative de la détérioration de l’imagination et de la liberté de faire de l’art véritable. J’ai voulu aussi célébré cette cathédral des idées pendent les mêmes jours et le même mois de sa fermeture, que s’est passé en Septembre 2012.
La technique des superpositions consiste en l’union entre deux ou même plusieurs photographes compte tenue des proportions, des couleurs et position des objets dans le cadrage. A travers des superpositions j’essaye de créer nouvelles associations des idées et dans ce cas tout est relié au triste rapport entre art et affaires.
Je me suis inspirée à la technique du montage fondu: j’ai voulu récréer un fondu dans une seule scène fixe, en particulier gelant les scènes dans le moment de maximum visibilité des photos, pour transmettre le message le plus fort. J’aime aussi ajouter des écritures: une sorte de art de la rue appliquée à la photographie. Les écritures ont été prises des différents articles et blogs concernant la fermeture de la Galerie Tacheles.


Festival dell’Oriente / Orient Festival 2012 @ Carrara Fiere

My visions from Orient Festival 2012. It’s an event held mostly every year in Carrara, Tuscany, to reflect Middle East and East cultures and spread how deep and precious are they among Italian people.

Details from some stands…






Tibetan monk painting with colored sands… and patience!
I really appreciated the special stand for Mongolia, with a true yurt mounted into the hall and an exhibition including musical instruments, typical dresses, paintings representing a life on horses and few tools used to falconry rituals.


Beads and silk from Mongolia.



Lithuanian beers and food

Some beers sipped during our stay in Lithuania. ALL VERY GOOD!!
We found also a special yogurt shop called Yo Yo Frozen Yogurt. One can choose yogurt, fruits, bonbons, toppings, then pay per weight. I definitely recommend a stop there…

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Gruto parkas – Lithuania

This is a theme park where some monuments and statues of past Soviet and Communist period was collected after the Stalin regime fall. Originally they decorated many places and streets throughout the country. The park includes also a little zoo and a child playground.

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The 9th Fort of Kaunas – Lithuania

Pictures from the 9th Fort, Kaunas. This place was used first as concentration camp, then as a collection center before leaving to Siberia; now it’s a memorial museum dedicated to all Lithuanians died under Nazi and Communist regimes.

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