Don't imitate anyone, above all the greats…
The artists must scrutinize the future, and see new worlds through the chaos. And if on the new path you see a distant flicker of light, don't be afraid of the darkness around it: walk. And if you occasionally trip and fall, get up and keep straight on.
Letter to Vincenzo Torelli
Genoa, 23 December 1867
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.