Receiving my film scans this week was like a second mini-trip to Italy. Unlike digital photos, which you can view a thousand times throughout the trip, looking through the film several weeks later, brings to memory places and moments I had forgotten. I ambitiously packed 40 or so rolls of film to Italy and for the first few days in Venice, I religiously brought my medium format with me everywhere. But eventually the fatigue of my shoulders got the better of me and by the end of the trip I was shooting mostly digital and phone pictures. That is my poor excuse for why this post is mostly images of Venice, Siena and Tuscany and none of Ciqnue Terre and Lake Como. But I promise another post with more photos of the missing locations shortly!
One of the fun experiments I tried in Venice was photographing with a high sensitivity black and white film both at night and during the day. It turns out that my film loved the lights reflecting off the water in Venice’s flooded San Marco Square, and I think, captured its magical aura perfectly.