View of Caltagirone from La Scalinata, 2006.
A view of my hometown, Caltagirone, the city of ceramics. If you see Sicilian ceramics or even Italian ceramics the style most likely originated here. I posted photos of Festa Di San Giacomo (patron saint of Caltagirone (where my name comes from)) on my blog a year or two ago when the staircase is lined with candles that creates a beautiful image.
I can post for days on things I shot in Italy, I’ll leave it at this though!
Lago Di Como Bathers, 2006.
I went to Lake Como as a child and always wanted to return. Luckily on a field trip when I was working at the Guggenheim in Venice we went to Villa D’Este in Como to see a Magritte Exhibit. Afterwards to escape the heat we snuck into a country club and jumped off their docks into the cool water of Lake Como.
Taormina Greek Ampitheater concert. 2006.
I came back here in 2011 during the same visit that I just mentioned to see this during the day. By far one of the most beautiful amphitheater’s ever built. I saw a concert here with my cousin and remember off in the distance you could see Mount Etna erupting.
Italy VS. France World Cup Final Game, 2006. Venice, Italy.
Now that it is June and finally summer, the realization that this might be the first summer in a very long time that I may not return to Italy. Last year around this time I was preparing to embark on a journey from Barcelona to Venice by boat. In a nostalgic and sentimental mood I have been going back to very old shots from when I was living in Venice and also traveling throughout Sicily. Not only it has made me miss Italy but also shooting on my 4x5 and 35mm film cameras.