Tweet I stopped by this lady several times. She sells reproductions of old prints, and they are handmade in the shop. In the drawers were the old originals they had purchased for the reproductions. She showed us photos of her sons who made the prints. The sons were about my age. It was originally her […]
Tweet The afternoon Nikki and I were out together we came across these blacksmiths who not only made gates and “necessities” but also had a whole room filled with the more artistic side of their business. It sometimes feels safer to go out with someone else, and sometimes it also feels easier to get acquainted […]
Tweet One thing Italian men do well is dressing! One afternoon I went out with Nikki, and she wanted to observe how I shoot people. Kind of scary! I never know when I go out if I will get into the flow of it or if i will meet people I wish to photograph. And if […]
Tweet One morning Stephen and I were out and about in Firenze looking for people, we came across this furniture restoration shop in a narrow back alley. We were allowed inside, even if he was rather busy. He indicated that we could photograph while he was working. This was one of the moments I wished […]
Tweet I arrived early in Pisa before the workshop, and I had been informed that Stephen L Starkman also would be arriving early. So I had contacted him in advance and we had decided to go out and shoot together on the friday evening. Walking down a narrow street he discovered a hole-in the wall […]
The shop looked very empty when I peaked inside, and there was no-one to be seen. The smell of freshly cut wood was however irresisible, so I tiptoed inside.
Tweet He came running across a square in Lucca, wearing this wonderful hat that I feared would fly away any moment. The worst that can happen is that he says “no”, so I shouted: “Wow! Hey! Can I take you picture?” And he immediately stopped, as if there never had been any rush at all. […]
I met Ugo outside a church in Lucca.