Harry’s Bar, Venice: Punch

The on-line drinks magazine, Punch, commissioned me to shoot a feature
for them in Harry’s Bar: home of the Bellini cocktail, it’s a place
that’s left unchanged since the 1930s. I was pretty ill with the flu
that day and working without an assistant so I packed light with just my
little Fuji x-pro2 and a single flash. The full story can be seen here.


Manfrotto

I’m really pleased to anounce that Manfrotto have asked to become one of
their Ambassadors. So I’ll be writing articles for their School of
Xcellence and testing some of their equipment over the coming months.
The first article, on food photography can be seen here.



Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese


Earlier this winter I was commissioned by Australian Womens Weekly to
shot some portraits of Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese at her home, a
beautiful 15th century palace, on the hills near Rome.


Niké Arrighi has had an amazing life. She was born in France, grew up
in Australia, became a model and film star working with Francois
Truffaut in the 1970s, married Paolo Borghese, an Italian prince, and
lived with him in Hong Kong before moving back to Italy to restore the
family palace. She is now an artist, producing paintings and etchings
with clients including the current Pope.


Niké was a great character to photograph, charming and relaxed. I spent
a day shooting her in different locations around her home, working
together with my assistant. It was extremely cold in there so she kept
us all warm with hot wine throughout the day. A lovely lady.






HOME & INTERIORS

As always I’ve been photographing a lot of interiors these days, mostly for architects, hotels and high-end real estate. It’s a side to my work that takes me to some amazing places. Here’s a quick sample including Palazzo Garzoni Moro in Venice, Tenuta Santi Giacomo e Filippo in Urbino and a stunning private villa in Asolo.


WINE SPECTATOR (USA), Amarone, Valpolicella

I shot a couple of stories for the American magazine, Wine Spectator in the past few months. This one was published recently, looking at the production of Amarone wine in the Valpoicella region, in particular the Dal Forno, Tedeschi, Quintarelli and Bussola wineries. I even got a taste from a €250 bottle of Dal Forno’s Amarone which was quite delicious.