With so many other photo books done on Italy (including many found here on this Web site), why do another one?
The answer is simply this:
"You have to go to Italy!"
My mother-in-law insisted we go there. Having been there several times before, she said that it was the most fabulous place she had visited. We finally had the chance to do so in October 2007.
What we found was a country with more diversity than many larger countries. For almost two weeks, we traveled to five regions, each with its own uniqueness. Even so, they all shared the Italian zest for life, making us travelers from a distant land as welcome as though we were family.
Over 40 years of professional and creative photographic and graphic design/desktop publishing experience, including handling a wide range of corporate and editorial location and studio photographic assignments, graphics to illustrate presentations and both print and Web-based publications, logos and corporate identities and the creation of both speaker-support and self-running "kiosk" PowerPoint presentations, and Web-based HTML and Flash slideshows.
While the majority of my work has been done in the Northeast, U.S., I've also traveled to other parts of the U.S. and Canada, as well as overseas to Ireland and Italy. In recent years, urban and rural landscapes, nature and people have been my favorite photographic subjects.