About naxosisthebest

MATTEO CESCHI Milanese street photographer, essayist and freelance journalist, he writes and shoots for several magazines and has exhibited his shots in various locations. He collaborates with Swiss newspaper "La Regione". He is an author and radio host at RT Radio Terapia and collaborates with Radio Rock FM. His latest book, "Note per salvare il Pianeta", was published in 2020 by VoloLibero Edizioni. He is a member of f50/The International Photography Collective. His latest projects were in collaboration with f/50 fellows John Meehan, Steve Coleman, Keith Goldstein and Mahesh Balasubramanian and with the Italian fashion brand Lucio Costa. He received a honorable mention at the 2015 International Photography Awards. In 2016 he realized with colleague Jim Marshall "KO.existence", a photographic project exhibited in Sarajevo and in 2017 in Milan (with high-patronage of the Italian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina). In 2017 he was curator of an exhibition of historic photos entitled "Unseen Sixties" at ExpoWall gallery in Milan. In Spring 2017 he launched with creative designer Federico Ramponi remoteclicking, a new shooting language that exploits mobile technology. He was the author of the "making of" of artist and director Federico Garibaldi's short film, "Un filo tra cielo, terra e acqua", winner of the Silver Dolphin prize at the 2018 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards. In September 2019 he presented with colleague Jim Marshall "Rise and Fall", a multimedia exhibition produced by the Italian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and EU Info Centre in BiH at the History Museum of Bosnia Herzegovina, Sarajevo. At the end of 2019 he started a collaboration with Paula Nora Seegy’s Artespressione Gallery in Milan. From February 2020 to early May 2020 he realized his "Winter Midsummer Project" (curated by Matteo Pacini), a completely subjective photographic narrative project rich in details captured during the few occasions one was allowed to go outside during the pandemic. In September 2020, he presented "Out of the Night", an exhibition (curated by Matteo Pacini) dedicated to the contemporary Swiss jazz music scene curated by Matteo Pacini. In late September 2021 "Out of the Night" opened at the Galleria la Loggia in Carona, Switzerland. At the beginning of 2022, his portrait of the musician and composer Manuel Agnelli was chosen as the official image for the David di Donatello Awards and for the Nastri d’argento Awards. The same image was then used for the artist's solo tour. In the Spring he collaborated with artist Matteo Mezzadri shooting the backstage of “Rethink the City” (catalog curated by Matteo Pacini and Luciano Bolzoni and published by Skira) at Malpensa international airport. In the Fall "La rinascita di Eva" realized with Federico Ramponi and with music by Francesco Farias (Jestofunk) was shortlisted at Montecatini International Short Film Festival and at Amarcort Film Festival. In October he participated in f/50 "Loneliness. Photographic Dialogues with Places/Non-places" exhibition (curated by Matteo Pacini) at Artespressione. CONTACT: ceschimatteo@gmail.com


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My personal view of Naxos Island. Clic on the link to download Naxos. A Private Journey in the Island of Byron full PDF book. ENJOY IT!


NAXOS_A Private Journey in the Island of Byron


Around Naxos island, Greece, with my little black Rollei 35 LED and IlFord HP5 Plus films. Greek beers and Aegean sun did the rest. “YAMAS!”

Source: NAXOS IN 35 MM



A series of b&w shots taken in Naxos, Cyclades, Greece, during the summers of 2015 and 2016 that remind me of California in the Seventies . No details reveal the real location of the set; just …




This short  “summer series” – seven shots taken in Agios Prokopios, Naxos Island, Cyclades, during a period of 1 hour with a 50 mm lens – helped me explore the lines/feel of continuity …

Source: Land-Sea: Shapes of Continuity


See http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/05/09/chef-anthony-bourdain-glorifies-naxos-island-video/


The night is the right time to… (ask a Naxos lover!)



“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.”
(Joseph Conrad)