Lonely Planet book – ‘Italy – From the Source’

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.

Amalfi lemon producer, Luigi Aceto, Susan Wright Photographer

Amalfi Lemon Legend – Luigi Aceto

I’ve met some truly amazing people with inspiring stories on my travels in Italy.  One of those – Luigi Aceto, the legendary lemon producer on the Amalfi Coast.

View photos and read his remarkable story here in the latest issue of Iberia’s Ronda Magazine. Continue reading.

Sting and Trudie Styler's villa Il Palagio, Tuscany, Italy

Il Palagio – Sting’s Luxury Tuscan Villa

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.

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Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana, Modena

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.

New Ways to Fall in Love with Rome

‘New ways to fall in love with Rome’ – that’s the title of an article in the latest issue of Lonely Planet Traveller – and that is exactly what journalist Oli Smith and I did on our recent assignment in the beautiful, eternal city. Continue reading.

Naples – Street Food

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.

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Words and photos © Susan Wright

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Rome’s cascading rose petal ceremony

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.

Lubriano Infiorata – spring flower festival

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 – La Cucina Veneziana

This was a great shoot in Venice for Thomas Cook Travel Magazine, working with talented food stylist and writer, Alice Adams.

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.

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Italian Artisans – Glass blowers of Murano

I recently ventured to the beautiful island of Murano to meet and photograph master glass blowers and discover the intriguing and secretive world of this fascinating, ancient craft. Continue reading.

Made in Naples

Bold and vibrant Naples in Italy’s south, is synonymous with great pizza but unfortunately, also for corruption and pollution.

Surprisingly the city is also a thriving hub for Italy’s manufacturing and industry.

Nestled on richly fertile land beneath the imposing Mount Vesuvius, Naples is a haven for expert craftsmanship and manufacturing. Continue reading.

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Rome in Monochrome

When I think of beautiful black and white images of cityscapes and urban street scenes, Paris is the city that immediately comes to mind. The eloquent lines, textures and architectural forms, beautifully enhanced in monochromatic tones.

Rome on the other hand, for me, is a bold statement and expression of colours; indicative of the city’s vibrant personality and rich character-filled city streets and districts. Continue reading.

New Book Release – ‘Rome Secrets’

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It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of my new book, ‘Rome Secrets: Cuisine, Culture, Vistas, Piazzas’.

Ten years ago, I packed my suitcase and bags of photographic equipment and bought a one-way ticket to Rome, Italy.

I am often asked why I left the golden, sunny shores of Australia to move to Italy, to a completely different culture and way of life and to a country so steeped in tradition.  Mostly, people assume it was for love – for a charming Italian man.

The truth is – it was for love!  Love for a city, a country and a culture, that have captivated and intrigued my imagination. Continue reading.

Rome – Artisans of the Monti district

Wander the narrow backstreets of Rome’s Monti district and discover a new breed of talented, female artisans, creating innovative, contemporary designs from ancient, artisanal techniques. Continue reading.

Rome’s newest rooftop restaurant, 0-300°

One of the trendiest hotels in Rome has opened a gourmet rarity – an Italian restaurant that doesn’t serve pasta. 0-300° Cold and Grill will be gracing the rooftops of The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma near Piazza del Popolo, which boasts one of the most panoramic terraces in the whole city, taking in the dome of St. Peter’s on one side and the towers of Trinità dei Monti and the French Academy on the other. Continue reading.