Panetta Photography

social documentary

Category Archives: Architecture

Notre-Dame

“Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.”

-Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

the streets of Paris

A city of class, culture and grit.  Strolling the streets of Paris will reveal just as much about this incredible city as any of its historic monuments, world class museums or ancient cathedrals.

the future is analogue…

These photographs were taken with B&W, 120 medium format film.

Recumbent Christ

I’m always fascinated by the eerie beauty that naturally occurs within Cathedrals.  There is something about that faint, natural light streaming in through the stained glass windows that quiets the soul and forces people to talk in a respectful whisper.  I’ve found that the older the Cathedral or Church the more intense this feeling becomes.

This image was taken during a recent visit to the Santa Iglesia Cathedral in Segovia, Spain.  Found within its many rooms, works of art produced by some of history’s great masters are displayed.  Inside the Chapel of The Descent from the Cross you can view this polychrome Recumbent Christ, crafted by Gregorio Fernandez in the 17th Century.

prayer

A man prays inside St. Peter’s Church in the Vatican City.

Rome

These are a couple images from a recent trip to Rome.  I will be uploading more very soon.

 

Castle Door

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find it; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

-Jesus Christ