Photographer Paolo Raeli Shows Us How Beautiful The Youth Can Be

Paolo Raeli is an artist born and raised in Palermo, South Italy. Being scared of forgetting things, his main focus became photography. His main focus became photography and taking pictures of his friends and loved ones mostly. Paolo Raeli shows with his pictures how beautiful the youth can be.

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And if these pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it’s this: I was here. I existed. I was young, I was happy … And someone cared enough about me in this world to take my picture.

These words can be found next to a picture that Italian photographer Paolo Raeli has posted on Instagram. In addition to a photo exhibition called INSIDE MY ROOM in Favara, the artist also exhibits his works in the exhibition PAOLO RAELI in the Daelim Museum in Seoul. Rarely do you experience such lively, honest, and warm images that play with colors in a very individual way.

With his works, Paolo Raeli reflects exactly the youth culture, which probably even many young people want: kisses in the back of a car, hiking through the rain, sleeping under the open sky and cycling through balmy summer nights.

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I’m going on another English adventure with @kaplanitalia, this time to Australia and New Zealand following an intense holiday/study trip to improve my English and travel the world! Let me know if you’re from there so we can hang out. :) Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. – tag someone you love ♥️ (here’s some pictures I took during my past journey in New Zealand and Los Angeles) Sto per partire per un’altra avventura con @kaplanitalia, questa volta in Australia e Nuova Zelanda, seguendo un corso vacanza/studio in giro per il mondo. Se volete altre informazioni in merito a Kaplan scrivetemi in DM!

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one thing I’ve started doing recently is: taking pictures of very ordinary things. I’ve spent years taking pictures of amazing moments, incredible adventures with friends, skies that looks like paintings and stuff I feel grateful I’ve had the chance to experience with my own eyes. but do you have a picture of the street you live in? the facade of the house you’ve been living most of your life? I don’t have a single picture of my mom’s old red car, the one she used to bring me to school every day (and that our cat sneaked in to gave birth to three kitties on the backseat) I don’t have pictures of my old bedroom with the lovely lilac walls. I don’t have even a single picture of the jumper I’ve worn so many times I had to throw it away because it was ruined. not a picture of our front door, when my mom painted it pink “just because why not”, and my sister’s lovely dollhouse. I am sorry for that – I’ve spent so many times looking for the “extraordinary things” forgetting all the rest – (thoughts from 2016)

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When I was little, I thought love was about red roses and expensive dinners.. Truth is, love is giving her half your fries when she said she wasn’t hungry. It’s waking up at 4am to her snoring and refraining from shoving her off the bed. It’s talking in accents just for shits, and trying to embarrass one another in public. It’s going on adventures, and making fun of each other. It’s stupid fights and memorable make ups. Love isn’t just pretty and romantic.. Love is just stumbling through life with your best friend. – tag someone you love ♥️ quote by justcallmedobby on tumblr il 25 gennaio 2019 esce La pizza il pop la musica elettronica, il nuovo album de @lemandorleofficial. Non perdetevi il videoclip che ho girato per una delle loro tracce, questo è solo un assaggio ♥️👀

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It has been a tough year for everyone, so I made a list of good things that happened in 2018; we saw a beautiful lunar eclipse! And in Saudi Arabia women can now drive! And also, The first cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia opened, screening “Black Panther”. 📽 A man is playing his piano to blind and injured elephants, and they love it. 🐘 💕And there’s also a documentary about it! 🎹 There’s a group of birds in a French theme park that has been trained to pick up the trash, and India’s Supreme Court decriminalized consensual gay sex 🌈 There’s a man in Nigeria that has been paying for hospital bills of poor and uninsured strangers, and over 350 golden retriever gathered in Scotland to celebrate the 150th anniversary of their lovely breed. Then on the Fourth of July, over 250 people went comforting dogs in shelters instead of watching the fireworks. 🐕 Germany launched the world’s first hydrogen powered train, 🌱And more than 200 nations promised to fight against ocean plastic pollution. 🌊 ♡ Every day there’s a sunrise and a sunset to look at, kisses, 💋 falling stars, 💫 weird shaped clouds, ☁️ friends you can look up to.. ♥ Laughter and the beauty of small things. Do not forget that despite the bad things that happen, (and that happen to us, too) the sun rises every day and the world is full of things to see 🌈 and discover 🦋 and taste 🍰 and caress 🐥 and sometimes just getting out of bed on some dark days is a beautiful victory!!! We’re alive! 
I love you all, deeply. happy holidays. and thank you for supporting me and my photography ♥

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please take pictures of your friends. take pictures of your friends when they laugh, and when they are happy. And when they are sad, too. Take pictures of them partying, studying, eating, or sleeping in your bed. Take pictures of their new hair color, or new shoes, take pictures of them while they roll their first cigarette, and take pictures of their last, when they quit smoking. take pictures of your friends just being themselves. Tell them they are beautiful all the time you think it. They may dislike these pictures now. but one day, very very far from this year, they will be thankful. – tag someone you love ♥️ lovely memories from last year with my beloved friends in northern Italy – prints of my pictures are available at the link in BIO!

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“ Did you sleep well?” “Had a good day?” “Be careful” “send me a message when you get home” “i thought of you all day “ “I hope you will feel better” “I miss you” “would you like to hang out sometimes?” “This made me think of you” “can I call you?” “Mind the gap” “everything’s gonna be alright” “you’re always on my mind” “if you need me I am here” “I just wanted to hear your voice” “thanks for today”. “I love you” can be said in different ways. Listen carefully. People speak with their hearts more often than you think. – 🇮🇹 PALERMO🇮🇹ci vediamo giorno 18 OTTOBRE (questo giovedì) alle ore 18:30 alla Galleria @francesco_pantaleone Arte Contemporanea per una piccola mostra fotografica dei miei scatti! È in via Vittorio Emanuele 303 ♥️ vi aspetto gasati e felici quanto lo sarò io 🦋

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You will fall in love with your friends. Deep, passionate love. You will create a second family with them, a kind of tribe that makes you feel less vulnerable. Sometimes our families can’t love us all the time. Sometimes we’re born into families who don’t know how to love us properly. They do as much as they can but the rest is up to our friends. They can love you all the time, without judgement. At least the good ones can. – went with some friends to @gardaland, on my favourite ride, and had the time of our lives. Enea lost his horns at some point during the spinning, as you can see 😈 it was an amazing adventure, thanks to @flixbus for bringing us there, and @beatotemilano for treating us with the best pizza ever in Italy 🍕

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Hey friends! Just wanted to let you know that some of my pictures are now available as prints! 💘 You can check them out through the link in Bio. Use the code “ILOVEYOU” for a 40% discount. I deeply appreciate all of your support since day one. It’s been a long journey with both sad and joyful moments and I am so grateful for the position I have been given. I’d like to know more of you all and what you expect from me, too. Where are you from guys? And what’s the thing you like/dislike the most about my photography? It’s something that I wonder a lot from time to time that hopefully will help me get better at what I do. Also, please if you have any questions don’t hesitate to write me a DM. It might take me awhile to get back to you but I promise I will. Love, always ♥️ Paolo

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Fall in love gently. Remind yourself that you are the longest relationship of your life. Remind yourself that you are a child of this universe and that you are worthy of happiness. Fall in love with the way you feel things deeply. The color of someone’s laughter. The texture of someone’s kindness. The nostalgia of going back to places that caused you so much pleasure and pain. You are an old soul trapped in a body that’s slowly, slowly decaying. Fall in love with your failures. The events that shaped you into becoming who you are today. Embrace your shortcomings for they serve as a lesson in your formless memory. Forgive yourself for everything that is causing you so much pain. It is a brutal process, and you must get through it. Self-hate can only generate more worry in your life. Let it go. You don’t have to carry it forever. Fall in love with your body. Romanticize it. The freckles on your face are constellations. The heart-shaped birthmark right behind your hips. The positive aura of your gummy smile. The way that your body is working hard to keep you alive like electricity lighting up a whole city on a cloudless night. Fall in love with your existence. The little things that make you who you are. The poetry that you write. The instrument that you play. The way you put your makeup on as you face another challenging day. These little things that make you who you are come from the way you express your being. Fall in love with yourself until you finally feel like home. – quote by Juansen Dizon

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I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – tag someone you love ♥️ qt by maya angelou. Follow @kaplanitalia to learn more on how this experience in the States has been possible to me!

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TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY! 🎂 I want to use this little space to thank all of you, for supporting me directly or indirectly. You are the reason I do what I love and I am grateful for that. Photography has been the joy.. The joy of my life. It’s been already five years in this journey, and more than ever I feel the urge to remember you all to protect your friends, love your family, the one you have been assigned at birth or the one you’ve chosen, love yourself and never forget that life is beautiful. Truly it is. With its magic and illusions. I am so grateful for the privileges and opportunities I’ve been granted, and to be one of the lucky ones to be alive. I love you all, deeply. Here’s a collection of candids of my friends, my life, everything that I love. Yours truly, forever, Paolo. 🌞 Grazie – Thank you – Tusind Tak – danke -Спасибо – 감사합니다 🙏🏻

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