Archive for May, 2011

The Poster Shop

The Poster Shop

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 […]


The Blacksmiths.. and us

The Blacksmiths.. and us

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 […]


Every Girl’s Crazy ’bout a Sharp Dressed Man

Every Girl's Crazy 'bout a Sharp Dressed Man

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 […]


The Furniture Restorer in Firenze

The Furniture Restorer in Firenze

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 […]


The Jeweller in Pisa and a Nose

The Jeweller in Pisa and a Nose

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 […]


Carving and Restoration at Riccardos

Carving and Restoration at Riccardos

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.


A Chef in a Hurry

A Chef in a Hurry

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. […]


Ugo from Lucca

Ugo from Lucca

I met Ugo outside a church in Lucca.