Metamorphosis Project ~ Luca Renoldi: Architectural Transformation V


ignite white flowers luca renoldi©2011 Luca Renoldi

These black-green leaves
now carry enough sun to
ignite white flowers.

7/21/08 Joe felso Ruminations

Train on time Luca renoldi©2011 Luca Renoldi

Her sky brimmed with stars
of the five-pointed type, spells
against emptiness.

9/8/08 Joe felso Ruminations

Arched Luca Renoldi

A city never
reaches silence, each promised
quiet soon broken.

7/28/08 Joe felso Ruminations

Charcoal and Smoke Luca Renoldi

After fire’s spent
it leaves everything it touched
its blackest self.

8/11/08 Joe felso Ruminations

Crimson Butterfly©2011 Luca Renoldi

Outside these shadows
the world is bright—the leaves dance
in their own fire.

8/30/08 Joe felso Ruminations


As one of the first professional symphony orchestras ever Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) did a flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station on May 2nd 2011 playing Ravel's Bolero. Conductor is Jesper Nordin.

Haikus on this post are a tribute to Joe Felso of Ruminations.

For more wonderful haikus, please visit recuerda mi corazon, a wonderful place to be.

The Project
What this project aims to offer the viewer is the opportunity to see reality with new eyes, eyes  that "distort" what he sees, in an attempt to reveal what lies behind appearance, so that his altered state of mind may predispose him to look at metamorphosis. Through the game of decomposition and the multiplication of points of view, it highlights not only the availability of the mind to deformation, but also the lack of an absolute truth, (how this can prevail), to offset one’s own unique perspective: This is an important finding for understanding the meaning of the project (following the intent of Apuleius). The philosophical theme that accompanies the whole project is that of an eternal universe as a place of transformation, where "mutantur omnia, nihil interit" ie "nothing perishes but everything is transformed.

The Photographer

Luca Renoldi was born in Milan in 1958 and lives close to Monza, Not far from His beloved Milan. Due to His indomitable vitality and will to discover new horizons, he is often described as a twenty-year-old with thirty years of experience! For all his passions he dedicates 100% of his effort and vitality. Lover of football, a fan of FC Internazionale Milano, he is an active participant of the Inter Club Muratidentro supporters club. He has forever loved photographic art  taking pictures of whatever he finds interesting, nothing precluded,  fitting his perspectives to the mounted optics, rarely constructing his own photos, leaving the images as real as his eyes have captured. As  manager in a company that produces industrial laundry machines, he travels all around the world right along with his trustworthy Nikon. During his frequent travels, he always finds the time to dedicate himself to photography, which effectively combines with fractals or sometimes various experimental techniques.

Note on the Series

This is the Fifth installment of a series of photographs that make up this wonderful project. My thanks to Luca Renoldi for allowing me to post his phenomenal work on The Angels Wear Fins.

These photographs were posted with the photographer’s permission. All Rights are Reserved ©. Thank you.


  1. Noelle, I LOVE these photos - grime/industry meets dance! Fabulous! I really enjoyed the haikus too... and I want to listen to Bolero, so I shall stop now and enjoy the "flash mob"!!

  2. dear selkie~loving one,
    the strong muscles
    & warm, definite body curves play
    well against the flat planes
    of the dark metal fire~trucks
    and such,
    don't they?

    {{ you find only The Best
    i do thank you for it}}

    i Haunt train stations
    & airports in major cities around the world...
    arriving Early for my travels
    hoping Against hope
    for a flash mob to bloom...

    it never does

    but every journey holds the promise!
    {{ once in atlanta---->
    i felt So Certain
    nothing... }}

  3. These haiku are wonderful. The photos from thism project are amazing as I have seen others you have posted and they have the same mysterious effect. Thanks for the flash mob. Like SPF, I'd love to walk into one somewhere someday. Very cool!


  4. So glad you liked it, Rosie! Enjoy Bolero and have a great day :) Noelle

  5. Your images and haikus are so amazing today!  I read each one, spending time pondering and digesting all that is being said, amazed, once again, at your consistent depth of thought and caring.

  6. The dancer off the stage and in the day to day landscape is so beautiful to see. And your words danced along beautifully as well !
    Thank you for this interlude.
    Happy Friday !

  7. Beautiful post Noelle.
    "nothing perishes but everything is transformed."

  8. beautiful visually and poetically.

  9. Cheryl's Excellent AdventureOctober 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Wonderful post. I love the juxtaposition of the ballerinas with architecture and the haikus matched perfectly. Good job!

  10. Wonderful group of Haiku. Just lovely.


  11. The haiku on this post are marvelous and your work is truly a tribute to Joe felso Ruminations. My favorite here would be the first and the final one!!
    The structures form such a terrific backdrop for the dancers in perfect motion!! Great expressions of a fluid body, strength of architecture and the beauty of words!! Above all the excellent photography combining all the three in a single shot!!

    Noelle you are amazing!!

  12. dear one,

    friday was so long i deferred to this fresh morning to make my rounds. i started at the end and worked my way back. so here i am after a diverse haiku adventure.

    perhaps i saved yours for dessert for the beauty here is food for the soul!
    it is so interesting to experience others visions. the human body as sculpture woven into the gravity of earth. solid, yet as willing to bend with grace as the willows and speaking the to the same wisdom. you have a way noelle of collecting important stories and speaking them to us with the voice of compassion. lifting us up as gracefully as each dancer here.

    your are a great and wise story teller.
    can you feel us all gathered around?

  13. I think my comment was lost somewhere in the ether...

    basically was telling you that I am constantly delighted by the stories you gather here.x


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