From the waterfront at St Marks (San Marco ) looking toward Santa Maria della Salute
Raining in November I had time off from my shoot at the Rialto Bridge and came across this sign,little was open ,just waited for the umbrella man
Early morning on Grand Canal I spotted this moving bouquet.After a few shots ,I ran ahead and positioned myself where I hoped he would pass. Luck or just good timing ? This image was selected by Creative Review way back and has gone on to be used world wide as a stock image for clients such as BA,United Distillers and for the Healthcare industry .This was the start of a love affair with Venice ,she is still as beautiful as ever and I look forward to returning soon.
A shot from my 'Dream of Venice' series , Exhibited in 2014 at Calumet ,Drumond Street London NW1.
Using a tilt shift lens I shot this after waiting for a suitable gondolier was framed in the far window .
From the Grand Canal waters edge
Seagulls are a great connection to the sea , which seems somewhere else form Venice .however it is on the sea in a lagoon .
Ferro - front section in metal on Gondola - a symbol of Venice .
Evening and the lights are illiminating the canal side path.
Venice on steps of the San Giorgio Maggiore
Toward the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
symbol of Venice
St George in St Marks Square entrance
From Giudecca early morning sunrise looking over to Venice and the silhouettes of the Basilicas my hero Turner would approve .
These horses are reproductions of those inside San Marco Basilica - to protect the originals .
The classic Gondola with San Georgio in the background ,a cliche ? Yes ,but what a place. Never wanted a ride as I love the Taxis and Vaporetto ,as the Venicians do .
It is often the unexpected that grabs you ,In Venice the eye is overwhelmed ,everything is seen as a child, It is almost painfull ,but oh so wonderful .
twilight and the mystery of Venice, so many stories & . films are set in this city, its atmosphere is so evocative and so unique. Don't Look Now - the film directed by Nicolas Roeg, with Julie Christie & Donald Sutherland based on a Daphne du Maurier novel, is still the most powerful and certainly in my top ten films, if you see it - you will never think of Venice without a certain suspision that there is always a mystery that will never be solved.