Travel in Tuscany awakens thoughts of wandering hills and verdant panoramas. With such stunning landscapes comes hordes of eager tourists. To escape the relentless crowds and see another side of Tuscany, travelers might consider visiting the region in its winter off-season, as I did while on a shoot for the New York Times. My trip led me to the Maremma district… Continue reading.
Last July I ventured to Sicily with Aussie journalist, Josephine McKenna to photograph the village of Gangi, a small town in the Sicilian countryside that’s making big waves. To breathe new life into Gangi’s waning population and a tired economy, local mayor Giuseppe Ferrarello arranged to have the town’s many abandoned houses given away for free. The catch? The new homeowners… Continue reading.
A few hours before I boarded my flight to Australia for my Christmas holiday, I found myself in the Prime Minister’s office here in Rome, preparing for a portrait session with the dynamic Italian leader. As far as politicians go, Matteo Renzi is quite a charismatic man, and I thoroughly enjoyed this rather hasty photo session for the Financial Times. All… Continue reading.
This time last year I embarked on a massive assignment for Lonely Planet, photographing chefs and cooks from all regions of Italy and their favourite local dishes. The results of which have now been published in the recently released cookbook series – ‘From the Source – Authentic recipes from the people who know them the best’. ‘Italy From the Source’… Continue reading.