Italy

Picking the Moment

Picking the Moment

Tweet When in Italy in May Jay and I also went to Verona. I’d seen the Elliott Erwitt exhibition and suddenly saw dogs everywhere. It was a quite windy Sunday morning. i had already noticed these two guys approaching each other. Or rather the dogs pulling the two men in. I chose the final image […]


A Desktop Wallpaper from Pisa

A Desktop Wallpaper from Pisa

Tweet As some of you know my friend and photography mentor David duChemin fell off a wall in Pisa on Easter Eve during a workshop. Yesterday David finally left the hospital in a wheelchair. And he posted a new wallpaper, joking about the situation so I figured I’d pick up on that :-) This shot […]


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 […]


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.


The Frame Maker in Firenze

The Frame Maker in Firenze

Tweet This morning I was out shooting with Christy and we talked a lot about the wish to get the image versus the pleasure of meeting people who have a passion for what they do. Once you are comfortable shooting people you start to relax and actually be more present in the situation. More able […]


The barber in Lucca

The barber in Lucca

Tweet I guess it is no surprise that I like barber shops, as they are full of mirrors! I passed this very busy barber shop in Lucca, and was trying to nod “Buongiorno” in the door and point at my camera to suggest I shoot an image from the doorway. I thought I got a […]


I heart Lucca

I heart Lucca

Tweet Knowing that David was in good hands, we set off to Lucca. The beauty of this little town made me speachless and one evening while the rest of the team endulged in wine tasting I just walked around town alone. Well never alone of course, the camera is always with me. Late in the […]


Framed in Pisa

Framed in Pisa

Tweet Huge thanks for the get-well wishes for David I will make sure he reads them. Jeffrey Chapman wrote a more detailed explanation on his blog so read that for further details. I was not the only one thinking he should not jump over that wall but hopefully he will not press charges for me encouraging […]