JUST BACK (ALBEIT BRIEFLY) AND INSPIRED AFTER A FOUR WEEK BREAK IN ITALY

I’m back in Australia after a four week break in Italy (what an absolutely amazing country), with much to do before I end the year.

First up is a two week assignment in South Africa, then I return to shoot New Zealand before winding up the year in Vanuatu for their respective tourism authorities. There’s two books to finish up, photo libraries to build and assignments to schedule for 2016.

As I wrote earlier, I left the cameras and work behind for most of my time away, using only my I-phone to fend off the ocassional cravings which proved a worthwhile exercise; I return rejuvenated, keen to capture some exceptional images and – I’d like to think – enhanced as a photographer having immersed myself in the refined sense of ascetics that could only have come from visiting Italy and appreciating, first-hand, the Italian civilisation and the work of its many gifted artists.

I’ll be interested to see how the experience shapes my work.

Reason to be inspired. The ceiling fresco at Borghese Gallery, Rome

Art that inspires. The ceiling fresco at Borghese Gallery, Rome

Below: A collection of the previous posts featuring the I-phone images I captured of Italy.