Grado is a small, touristic beach town in the North of Italy. Visiting the town for the first time in 2013, I stumbled across these scenes and began to photograph the people with my little $5 Olympus point and shoot camera. I returned to the town multiple times over the years, now using my digital camera and continue to photograph the characters that rule the beaches there.
Meet one of my favorite neighbors, Mr Aad "Handgranaat" (Hand Grenade). This is a short film, peeking into his daily life, as he shares his thoughts with me. Aad spends his time building things, fixing things, and helping everyone, while calmly puffing on his hand made, hand grenade pipe all throughout the day.