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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.