Benoit Bruchez

Melodies Under the Arcades: A Glimpse into Genova's Daily Life


In the heart of Genova, Italy, a soulful scene unravels under the ancient arcades in June 2011. An accordion player stands in a patch of shadow, his music resonating through the bustling arcade that stretches into the vanishing point of the image. The depth of this image is profound, with passersby advancing along the arcade, each drawn by their own pursuits, yet united by the rhythm that fills the air. The accordion player's hopeful gaze follows them, his notes a gentle appeal for acknowledgment amidst the steady hum of urban life. As the daylight casts dramatic shadows, the essence of daily Italian life - a blend of art, expectation, and the timeless charm of Genova - is captured in this evocative frame.


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