Italy is many things – food, history, color, texture.
One of the special qualities about Italy is the endless juxtaposition of scenery, color, the old and the new. Every time I arrive in this country, face pressed against the window of the plane, I look forward to the opportunity to capture some of these beautiful juxtapositions with my camera.
Whether you are using an iPhone, a small digital point and shoot, or a sophisticated professional camera take the time and opportunity to “see” Italy through photography. Often I get up early in the morning and go for a walk with my camera photographing whatever interests me. Going alone affords you the space and time to focus and enjoy the creative experience.
Below are some of my photographs which remind me of the many wonderful friends and experiences that are Italy.
I love looking through vintage photographs and books about photography related to Italy. Below are links to some of my favorite books and photographers I admire.
- Photographer Regina DeLuise (reginadeluise.com)
- Photographer and writer Elia Locardi’s beautiful images (blamethemonkey.com)
- A Flash of Art – Action Photography in Rome 1953-1973 (amazon.com)
- A Day in the Life of Italy, Photographed by 100 of the World’s Leading Photojournalists (amazon.com)