Category : Belle Outdoor

Art Photography Inspiration: Katherine Mansfield’s Novel “Bliss” comes to mind.

Art Photography Inspiration: Katherine Mansfield’s Novel “Bliss” comes to mind.

Art Photography Inspiration: Bliss Bringing together literature and art photography. The location is in a gorge, in Vulci on the Tuscan - Latium border, that I consider my private Eden. Working on the image later I thought the model looked in a state of bliss and the Mansfield story came to...

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The inspiration behind art photography. Le Spectre de la Rose.

The inspiration behind art photography. Le Spectre de la Rose.

Poetry,  music and painting,  all converge in this photo-shoot, setting the mood for the final image. This picture had its origins in the sight of a freshly painted blue boat on the shores of Lake Bolsena which reminded me of a painting by Carl Moll, a mysterious, unsettling picture of a blue...

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Moonshine

Moonshine

  The location for this picture is a nymphaeum, the so called Diana's Bath in a cliff beneath the Pope's summer palace at Castel Gandolfo on the shores of Lake Albano near Rome. The ravages of time and the depredations of robbers as well as legitimate excavators have left it a dripping,...

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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

  A remarkable feature of Italy is the amount of  history simply abandoned to nature. A walk in the woods can lead to a ruined church with peeling frescoes, even entire towns abandoned and overgrown or as here a Renaissance sculpture park outside Pitigliano constructed by the once powerful...

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