I have a new found love for French cuisine and culture after a recent photo shoot for the New York Times travel section on beautiful Bordeaux and the Medoc region in south-west France.
If you are dreaming of warm, sunny, summer days by the sea, take a virtual journey to Ponza in this article that I shot for Australian Gourmet Traveller last summer.
Just a short train and ferry ride from Rome, Ponza and the neighbouring Pontine islands are a must for anyone wanting to experience a true Mediterranean treasure. Continue reading.
Last year was jam packed with amazing assignments in all regions of Italy and beyond. In the next few blog posts, a sample of some of the published works; the places, people and experiences from my travels. To begin, a taste of regional cuisine for Virtuoso Life Magazine - from Liguria and Veneto in the north, to Lazio and Sicily in the south and everything in between. Continue reading.
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. 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 must simply have the old houses renovated.
We met with Ferrarello and many of the enthusiastic new homeowners to learn more about the project and how this sleepy little town is waking up. Explore the full gallery of images here, or read the story for Air Berlin magazine here. 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’. Continue reading.
A recent photo shoot for Australian Gourmet Traveller, photographing Sting and Trudie Styler’s stunning, 16th century estate; ‘Il Palagio’ set in the picturesque Chianti hills. Read the full article here and plan your very own visit to the rockstar’s Renaissance retreat on your next trip to Italy. Continue reading.
What an inspiration – chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana, in Modena.
I had the pleasure to photograph Massimo for a recent article in Jetaway magazine.
Full of contagious, positive energy, passion and enthusiasm, it is no wonder he has earned 3 Michelin stars and his restaurant; Osteria Francescana voted 3rd in this year’s, World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Continue reading.
Napoli – Full of life, colour, chaos and of course … great street food!
Together with journalist Isobel Lee, we sampled some of the best street food on offer and met the passionate Neapolitans creating their traditional street snacks.
My favourite - Taralli; a savoury biscuit made with lard, black pepper and toasted almonds – delicious!
Here is a snippet from the story or read the entire article online here at Wizz magazine.
Words and photos © Susan Wright
Travel, editorial and portrait photographer, Rome, Italy
To behold the architectural marvel of Rome’s magnificent Pantheon, is truly something, but to experience this with a million rose petals cascading down from the centre oculus ….. well words simply can not describe! Continue reading.
I’ve always wanted to participate in an Italian Infiorata (flower festival) and this past weekend I was lucky enough to experience this spectacular visual treat.
Lubriano, a small medieval village north of Rome, celebrates the Festa della Modonna del Poggio, every spring with the laying of millions of flower petals, followed by a religious procession. Continue reading.
Venice is a city so besieged with holiday makers; you really do need to know where to go to eat well and to enjoy a more authentic cultural experience.
Some great tips in this article on where to eat, weather it be savouring authentic Venetian cicchetti, sweets, coffee or sumptuous 3 course fine dining, in the heart of Venice or on a secluded island in the picturesque lagoon. Continue reading.