Quite often in Piazza Angelio there is a little scene played out with a group of people huddled together all looking intently at something behind a window. The group can be there for 10 or 15 minutes before they all move off together. Just what is it that has held their attention? For a number of years, the Daily Images of the barganews award winning photographer O’Connor who has been busily snapping images on a daily basis and publishing them on this site over the past decade and more have also been showing on a monitor in the barganews office. They are on a slide show which runs in the window 24 hours a day, 7 days a week BUT the images are only on screen for a few seconds before the next one arrives, when that too is replaced by another. The speed at which they change is set fast because it fits closer to his idea that to get a good overall view of just what life is like in Barga you need a series of images and not just one set up, perfect image. Unfortunately this means that if you like an image and want to see it again, you have to wait for it to come round again. Hence the waiting.
So, as we are coming up to the end of the year, how about a little experiment for the barganews readers? All of the Daily Images from O’Connor from the start of the year until today, all in quick succession and compacted into just 4 minutes.
As an added treat, what could be a better sound track than one of the cities from Andrea Guzzoletti — Invisible Cities, the music project that has been gradually evolving for the past three years which finally moved into its finished state and was released to the public on line on itunes and Amazon earlier on this year and is available in local shops from last week onwards for people living in this area and not wishing to buy on line. It can now be found at Edicola dal Mario in Barga Vecchia, Edicola in Barga Giardino, Bottega della musica at Fornaci, Tony Records in Castelnuovo and Telerecord in Lucca.
If you want to check up on just how the images of O’Connor have changed over the years – some of his old images dating back to 2000 can be seen here