My Photo goes on Flickr Explore

I’m happy (and proud) to communicate that yesterday, out of the 3 or 4 millions photos uploaded every day on Flickr, one of my photos from my bachelor thesis “Il Mito di Roma” was selected and inserted in Flickr Explore (which is the “top 500 photos” from a certain day, let’s say).

Here’s the photo:

Flickr Explore - Il Mito di Roma - Pantheon

This is the Pantheon’s Dome, in Rome, Italy. as seen from under it. It was a sunny day, morning and the air was quite humid; that made the ray of light so visible. Some architects have said this photo is “upside-down” (the ray should be “going” down-right. Personally I’ve never heard a sphere having sides and directions. I don’t see the Pantheon dome in this photo, I see a rhythm dictated by the coffers and light braking it.

Plus, what matters is the effect. Always!

Giulio Menna
Lover of: all things digital, humanities, and medieval manuscripts. I created Sexy Codicology and the DMMmaps Project and run them both with passion and love in my free time. I am an MA graduate in Book and Digital Media Studies at Leiden University. Still happily living in the Netherlands.