Fabio Maccari - XA Shots

For me, photography is a daily need. There is no other way to explain why I take photos.

For the Take5, I decided to show you something unusual and apparently not structured: the first shots of my camera's film roll.

To save on money, I found a way to maximize the use of the film with a sophisticated loading technique, this gives me the opportunity to shot more than 40 exposures with a single roll, including a very fist (and partial!) one labelled "XA" on the film ribbon. 

Initially, I was not considering the "XA shots" as an opportunity, but I started pretty soon to take those shots seriously into account, composing the image using "only" the very right part of the frame.

These mutilated images are also part of this world like the standard ones, so why wasting them?

More importantly, this peculiar way of shooting revealed me an unexpected photographic dimension: a beautiful city coming out from the fog, a t-rex roaring during the time travel trip, a road that goes to nowhere like in a song from the Talking Heads.

This is a long term project, I'm will produce an album of 32 shots displayed in pairs so two photos will work together in every single double-face of the book.

If you fancy to see more of my work, please visit my Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dottormaku/.