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.


MASTERS COURSE: ViFX

I’ve been asked to run an occasional two-day workshop on interior photography and lighting as part of the Masters in Architecture and Digital Design at ViFX near Vicenza. Aimed mostly at professionals involved in rendering and digital design, I’m showing students how to work with light to bring a sense of depth and narrative to their interior and product rendering. It includes a day of theory and a day or practical work in a desgin showroom. The first course was completed in December and then again in February 2017. Kep an eye on the ViFX website for future courses.



QANTAS AIRLINES

An assisgnment I had for Qantas Airlines last year has just been published in their Travel Insider magazine. Together with the chef, Nino Zoccalli, of the Pendolino restaurant in Sydney, his sommelier Cristian, and the South African writer Catherine Marshall, we made a trip from Naples down through the Amalfi Coast and on to the vineyards of Pugli and Lecce.

Here’s a small sample …


SIME BOOKS: Sweet Venice

A book I worked on last year with the writer Alessandra Dammone has just been published. Sweet Venice (ed. Sime Books) with 80 or so recipes, looks at the culture of ‘pasticerie’ in Venice and the surrounding area. It took me about three months, on and off, to cover all the material and it was shot in various locations around the city including Cafe Florian and the lovely Bauer Hotel.

http://www.sime-books.com/articoli/sweet-venice/1750



TRAVELLER’S WORLD (Germany): Ornellaia Winery, Tuscany

This is a story I shot earlier in the summer down in Tuscany for the German magazine, Traveller’s World. I spent a wonderful couple of days at the Ornellaia winery in Tuscany, one of the most prestigious producers in the country. Apart from the great wine and hospitality, they also commission an international artist each year to produce an artwork based around a bottle as well as a permanent installation at the winery.