I write things, and I like to snap pictures.
I love to shoot fine art films, especially portra 400 and velvia film slides and ilford b&w!
This blog began as a love letter to rome, a photoblog and travelogue of Italy, mainly (art, history, culture and literary-focused). It has travels to other spots, and some creative writing prose based on whims, moods, and ideas.
My travel writing is featured in the magazine Made In Italy, and in various travel guides, magazines, and sites.
I’ve been researching for an ‘off the beaten path, head stuck in the English Romantics’, European artists’ and American writers’ footsteps of the ruins, art, cafes & pastoral scenes of Rome (and Empire’) for years now, I hope to actually get a written manuscript (with some film shots) completed by 2017. Think a 21st century retracing of the 17th and 18th century Grand Tours.
Last trip to Italy was October 2016.
Next one is Europe / UK in Jan 2017.
Last trip to elsewhere in Europe was Spring 2016 to Berlin Germany and Dublin, Ireland.
Want to read a bit on how I see the cities of Italy?
Read the blog entries by: city/country hereWhy do I love Rome/Naples/Italy/travel so much?
Rome, and the extended Roman Empire in Italy, the art, history, architecture, landscape, people and culture represent everything I live for pretty much!
Italy is the perfect place to chase beauty, face death, feel life more intensely, see the ravages of time and space, and learn the philosophy of far niente (the art of doing nothing and being tremendously happy whilst doing it)
I grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, & the Plymouth and Cape areas by the sea.
Please link & credit me for my photographs. This is my passion project. I have them stolen very very often but I almost always find out. Thank you!
Beautiful architecture in Rome at the Piazza Navona. Portra film. Gorgeous Sorrento view of the bay and Vesuvius from my hotel terrazzo at the Excelsior Vittoria. Portra film.The Raphäel murals rooms at the Villa Farnesina in Trastevere, Rome. Special retro high color Kodak film.Flowers in the garden of the Villa San Michele on ana Capri on the isle of Capri. Velvia film slides.
The Keats Shelley House at the piazza do spagna. Portra film.Colossal close up, Vatican museum. Digital.Goddess at the Vatican. Digital.Caesar and ruins. Digital.Sorrento sweeping lush view. Velvia film slides.Amazing Roman church. Digital.Capri. Portra film.View of the faraglioni rocks, Capri. Portra film.Capri water. Velvia film slides.Rome at dusk. Digital.Naples alegway. Digital.Caravaggio in a Roman church. Digital.Byzantine touches in a Roman church.The golden hour. Rome. Color art film.Trastevere dogs. Portra film.Roman cat. Portra film.Twin cupolas. Popolo in Rome. Portra film.Capri la Scalinatella hotel view. Digital.Fresh fruit juice stand. Capri. Velvia film slide.