About Italian Rome

Is There Such a Thing as Perfection?

Is there really such a thing as perfection when it comes to creativity?

This was a question I was asked in an interview by 99U Adobe Magazine for an online article on the art of creation and how we as creatives strive for perfection.

You can read the full article here at 99U.Adobe.com which also includes interviews with other photographers on this subject. Continue reading.

Chef Fulvio Pierangelini’s Rome

Being a great seafood lover, I thoroughly enjoyed photographing this Rome piece for Australian Gourmet Traveller in the August ‘Italy’ issue.   Home-grown chef Fulvio Pierangelini, of the Rocco Forte Hotel Group, including the Hotel de Russie in Rome and the Hotel Savoy in Florence, takes writer Kendall Hill on a culinary journey through his eternal city.. When in Rome…. Continue reading.

Dante Alighieri Divine Comedy

Italian Libraries – Biblioteche

Without doubt one of the most interesting photo assignments I’ve shot while in Italy – the hidden treasures to discover in Italy’s exsquisite libraries.

The highlight no doubt for me was photographing Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, original edition published in 1472 at the beautiful Biblioteca Angelica in Rome.

You can read the full article in the New York Times here and view more photos in my Italy Image Archive.

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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.

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.

Rome, Pantheon, Roses, Susan Wright Photographer, Rome Italy

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.

Graffiti, Rome Soccer, Rome colours, Susan Wright Photography

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.