Exo•Pareidolia

Pareidolia: noun \ˌper-ˌī-ˈdōl-ē-ə\: the tendency of human mind to perceive a specific, often meaningful, image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern, i.e. seeing human faces on the Moon or seeing shapes in clouds. Exo-: prefix /ˈɛksəʊ/: a combining form meaning “outside,” “outer,” “external”.

Satellite images of landscapes from far-away planets.
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All images shot on the Island of Ponza by Denis Bosnic. All rights reserved.

Walking Rome - Evening Light

On December 31st, after months of preparations, I finally moved to Rome. After the few intense initial weeks of exploration, I ultimately realized that even one lifetime is not enough to experience it all. Yet, whenever my fear of missing out is about to kick in, I recognize the one big upside to this: in this city, there is always something new to be surprised by and ultimately captured in that marvelous evening light. Well, here it is that famous yellow and pink...

 

Roofs of Siena

"No, no, he doesn't live there anymore. He sold his tower and moved away," is what my friend Oliva nonchalantly said during our dinner talk on my recent trip to Tuscany. Only in Italy is being unsatisfied with living in a medieval tower a small-talk staple that exclusively solicits inquiries on market price of said tower and barely a question about the exceptionality of such a living arrangement. She couldn't have known that I was absolutely mesmerized by the slender towers and red roofs of Siena just a few hours earlier. I couldn't help but be brought back to my teenage years when I used to read those mystery novels set in small Italian towns serving as a backdrop for the intrigues of religious orders and exciting secret lives of hidden behind those thick brick walls. Who knows what's hidden under those red roofs nowadays... here's a few postcards from this marvelous city.

This photographic series has been published by OKSiena a local Sienese daily.

Interview: Radio Slovakia International

What it ultimately boils down to is this: travelling shoes, a strong urge to bond with people and tell their stories. I don't presume otherwise - I'm absolutely certain that it was a dumb amount of luck in my own life that allowed me to go out into the world and chronicle the mindboggling varriety of lives of others. In the interview for the English channel of Slovak Radio (click play above), I talk about my work with transsexual prostitutes of Sicily - and the amazing characters I met there, their fates and tales, as well as about my childhood experiences with the war in Bosnia. Go have a listen if you have an interest in any of these topics.