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Catania – Sicily

A recent assignment for the New York Times took me to the very colourful and vibrant Sicilian city of Catania.

Sicily is one of my favourite regions of Italy to photograph purely because it is so rich visually and very theatrical.

I found the contrasts of the city quite striking – taking in the sights, smells and banter of the early morning Mercato del Pesce or Fish Market, through to the glitz and glam of the evening’s performance at the exquisite Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini. Continue reading.

Macedonia wedding festival Susan Wright Photographer

European Festivals 2018

I had the wonderful opportunity last year to travel across Europe to document 3 of the 9 festivals published in this year’s  New York Times feature; ‘Celebrate 9 European Festivals worth travelling for’.  

The Jasmine Festival in Grasse, France, The Wedding Festival in Galicnik, Macedonia and The International Truffle Festival in Alba, Italy. Continue reading.

Trieste, Italy

Getting well off the tourist beaten track for a great photo assignment in the beautiful city of Trieste on the border of Slovenia, for the New York Times.

Check out the story here and view more photos in my online Italy Archive here:

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Ponza Paradise

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.

Italy Regional Cuisine

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.

Tuscany’s Off-Season, a Hidden Gem

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.

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.