I snapped this photograph (a part of my 'People' series
) as I was getting off a vaporetto, a venetian water taxi. To be completely honest, I don’t know if the things that capture my imagination now when I look at this picture, are the same that made me stop and take it back then. But there it was, a magic moment that lasted but a split second, as I caught a glimpse of a reflection of Venice, and two faces in focus, one looking (perhaps) at me, the other one - in profile - away. Looking at them now, some years later, I see that they both have something in common: they both look ingrained in this ancient city. There’s something immediate and intense about each of them, while the reflected image of the city is more like a projection of someone’s fragmented distant dream of this mysterious beauty, La Serenissima, the city of Venice.