La Segunda Piel. “Vi sobre el mar una luz violeta; era violeta el aire, el mar, los riscos… No he vuelto a ver nada como lo que vi aquella tarde” – Jose Saramago.
In the north-east part of the island of Lanzarote, inside the Chinijo Archipelago National Park, is La Caleta de Famara: a small town with just over 1000 inhabitants. The Riscos de Famara closes the beach on the west side, while to the east is the Town to mark the end of this tongue of gold sand wich turns darker as it gets closer to the ocean. This dark color is due to the 1730 eruption of the Timanfaya volcano: after this eruption, the physiognomy of the entire island of Lanzarote has changed. The particular weather conditions make the beach of Famara ideal for practicing sports such as surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing; that’s why every year many surfers come to this town. The various surf schools in Famara also allow the inexperienced to practice these sports.
The experienced surfers prefer to surf alone, take their time before starting the session. It is not uncommon to see them intent on finding the right concentration, with specific exercises or just remaining still to observe the sea and the waves going.
COUNTRY | Italy
BIO | I was born and raised quite normally in a small town in central Italy until I moved to Florence to study psychology. When I finished my studies, I started to work as an assistant photographer (the most obvious field for a fresh psychologist). I’m joking, the point is that I needed money to work as a psychologist. After very few years I started a new adventure in my own photo/video studio; so now I am a full-time photographer and a free time street photographer.