Flickr a Week 10a: Noir

Photographers don’t always title their artwork, which is the case for our mid-week Sunday shot. Stefano Annovazzi Lodi captured the moment on New Year’s Day 2020, in “Napoli, Italia”, using Fujifilm X-T20 and Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens. Vitals: f/3.6, ISO 3200, 1/13 sec, 32.9mm.

Stefano describes himself as “just an amateur”. He is too modest. To date, this classic, film noir-feeling portrait is my favorite of the series. The black and white could as easily be a still pulled from a 1940s thriller as a modern-day photo. Composition, grainy texture, storytelling, and timelessness make the moment. Close your eyes and imagine the main subject waiting for Humphrey Bogart—and you have to wonder what she is thinking or why the open-mouthed lady looks so urgent.

Stefano joined Flickr in October 2008, and he obviously continues to contribute.

Photo Credit: Stefano Annovazzi Lodi