It’s our last day here and I’m both sad to leave Camogli, and excited to be moving on to Venice, a city I’ve wanted to see and photograph for a long, long time. And with that longing comes expectations and the rollercoaster of wrestling through those expectations to get through to the other side where I can see the place as I see it, unconfined by the postcards I’ve seen, and the images I’ve got in my mind. Never easy. But when you let yourself just go through the process it’s much better than easy, it’s exciting and gratifying, and like meeting – and falling in love with – someone. I’ve heard Venice is easy to love and can’t wait to see her.
So I’m leaving you with this one. You know how I say “shoot what you love”? Well I love this scene. And I loved the colours. And I was drinking a glass of Vermentino with the team at the time. So it doesn’t get much better than this. But this guy was everywhere and his accordian made my ears bleed and if I hadn’t grabbed my camera to shoot him I’d have run down the street instead, with my fingers in my ears yelling, “Make it stop, dear God, MAKE IT STOP.” So it’s a mercy there’s no imbedded audio in this one.
Off to Venice tomorrow morning. Wish you were here.
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