The weaver Shar using a wooden frame, consisting of two rollers, a number of pedals, a device for combing and some small and large trees, and the dimensions of which vary proportionally with the size of the final product. It is said that in inventing the first pattern of the frame were Iranian women, and that they had originally started the weaving activities at home; later, however, Iranian men have developed an interest in this area and gradually, were set up real laboratories Shar, surviving periods of varying success commercially. The considerable size of the frame, entirely manual and still governed by a single operator, tiny compared to the machine and the necessary laboratory space to host it, has always maintained a strong component of craftsmanship of this product, as if to preserve the charm and the character properly household that has characterized from the outset.
The typical clicking of frames from the interior of these laboratories has for centuries filled the air with many winding streets of Yazd and Kashan and even today, despite being a simple product in production in turn made with a machine even in the poorest its totally mechanical complexity, many talented people keep this tradition alive, producing yarns for decoration simple to elegant bedspreads, prayer mats and blankets of rare beauty.
Born in Catania in 1973, Davide Palmisano lives and works in Trento, Italy, since 1997. Still very young, he showed a sincere passion for photography, which he has practiced regularly.
A self-taught photographer, avid reader of photobooks and regular visitor of exhibitions and festivals, Davide photographs, from a position of non-professionalism, to meet the need of a personal and intimate expression.
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.