About Italian Sicily

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.

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.

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.

Sicily, free houses in Gangi

Sicily – Free houses in Gangi

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.