summer, to celebrate my thirtieth birthday and the beginning
of my third year as a
self-employed photographer, I headed overseas to start my fine
art portfolio. What you
see here are some of my favorites from three weeks in Italy.
tried to go without preconceived ideas of what and how I should
shoot. Instead, I
walked through towns watching people and noticing details.
I chased after light,
sometimes waiting for things to be just right and sometimes
rounding a corner to an
unexpected surprise. These are the moments I wanted to catch
so I could travel back and relive them again.
From the monks walking the streets of Florence to the old men
who spent an afternoon
in the center of San Gimignano enjoying life, this was my experience.
I simply caught it
the way I was compelled, documenting the things and people
that made my first trek
through Italy an experience like entering Narnia. No obsession
with the details, no
staging of the composition or the casting and directing of
the people. Just clicks of
the shutter to help my mind remember the beauty and sweetness
of life in Italy.
spend the majority of my time professionally working as a
high school senior portrait
artist. Other interests include engagement, pregnancy, infant,
children, and wedding