Heroes of households, villages and districts in the amazing photo project Gabriele Galimberti.
If you type in a search engine the name of Lady Gaga or any other celebrity, you get millions of results vsemozmozhnymi, photos, descriptions, and so on. Glory - it's such a good exported and global product. But if you take a telescope and get close, but you can see a completely different type of well-known people - local celebrities.
Tireless photographer Gabriele Galimberti, traveling the world, he noticed that there are people who are wildly popular in his village, in the district, the city, at the worst, but beyond this point no one knows them. Inventors, clowns, fishermen, bakers, bartenders, athletes - they became known after his unusual, memorable and, most of all, good deeds. And now a local bar heroes always offered a drink on the house, all of them smiling and often seek advice and are proud to be their neighbors.
In his photo project "Local Celebrity" Gabriele Galimberti tells the stories of these people.
A surfer from Alaska
Michael Sharpe, 33 years old - Alaska. All in Homer, a small town in the south of Alaska, Michael Sharpe know! Why? Because it every day of his life he has been surfing in cold water, even when the temperature of - 25 ° C.
The founder of the animal shelter
Sandro Alviani, 63 years - Costa Rica. Sandro Italian. He moved to Costa Rica four years ago. In Italy, he worked as the director of the zoo, and after perezda wanted to leave this job. But as he did an expert on animals, residents of Puerto Vieira began to bring him sick animals found in the street. So, now he's got a kind of shelter for tropical animals, and all the calls it "San Francesco".
Triplets from twins
Dayan, Daniel and Denise, 11 years - Brazil. Girls are known in Candida-Godoy as "triplets". This small town in the south of Brazil, called "twin city", because about 15% of its population are twins. The girls in the photo are the only triplets in the city, and that is why they are local celebrities.
The farmer-turned-oil tycoon
Ron Adness 67 years - in North Dakota. Stanley - a tiny town in North Dakota is located almost on the border with Canada. A few years ago someone discovered oil deposit underground. The owner of the land Adness Ron became rich overnight. Ron really known in Stanley, because some 5 years ago, he was a simple farmer, but now he is one of the richest people in the state.
A fisherman without a boat
Abraham Abuz, 38 years old - Morocco. There is a small fishing village on the Moroccan Lala Kvira Atlantic Oken. Each of its inhabitants have a boat, except Abraham Abuza, who goes into the ocean with a tire from a large truck. He became a local legend, two years ago, when a huge tuna caught with his artless a fishing device.
only in Panama, a baker by bike
Mauro, 38 years old - Panama. Mauro's most famous baker in Bocas del Toro. Why? It's simple: it is the only one who gets every morning your bike and delivers freshly baked bread to all the houses of the village.
Rock Star Bali
XXX Group - Bali. XXX - the most famous rock band in Bali. Its members Rahtwo brothers, Rahtut and Rahmink. In Bali it - a superstar, but outside the island no one knows. Their concerts in his native Denpasar collect nearly 10,000 fans, but, for example, at the XXX performances in Jakarta is almost no people. Here, truly local celebrities!
Chief specialist of marijuana
Eric Sligh, 35 years old - California. Eric Sligh one of many who vyraschivet marijuana in Mendocino County, but he is the most famous among them. The thing is that he is the chief editor of "Grow", the most famous edition of Marijuana on the West Coast.
The woman pilot dog sled
Mo, 57 years - Canada. Between Alaska and the Yukon are Yukon Quest - sled dog race. Due to the harsh conditions and extremely difficult route they are considered the most difficult sled dog race in the world, or even the most stringent. Mo - old woman who has ever participated in the Yukon Quest, and so it is a real celebrity in the city.
Lozerini Roberto, 37 years old - Italy. Roberto lives in a small Tuscan village. The whole area is known as the "Texan" and not difficult Dogan why. Every day, Roberto dresses like a cowboy: boots, hat, an embroidered shirt, a belt with a buckle. But apart from that he is also a professor of philosophy, adored by his students.
Dave, 45 years old - New York. Dave - the owner of the "Museum on the water" in the old port of Brooklyn. In fact, the entire museum - an old boat, and Dave live in it and running a clown. Therefore, everyone knows him, and called the Water clown.
The mayor writer
Jean-Claude Fignol, 71 years old - Haiti. Jean-Claude Fignol - writer. In 1980 he supported the residents of the small town of Apricot. And since 2007, the father of three children, he became mayor of the city and its most famous resident. Jean-Claude has launched a program for reforestation, the spread of education, public health, road construction and agriculture. In 2010, after the earthquake in Haiti in town hnynuli thousands of refugees who lost their homes. Then Jean-Claude left writing, and devoted himself entirely to the care of the city.