I'm a freelance travel, lifestyle, architectural, landscape, and portrait photographer, a designer, and a travel guide in Massachusetts, and in Rome, Italy.
I am based in New England but work in Italy a few times a year. I love traveling for work and for pleasure. I shoot digital SLRs and full frame cameras, and my great love is my first love: analog photography. I shoot fine art films for Italian projects and for select clients. There is something in the color, tone, character, and mood of film, especially in beauties like portra, velvia, provia, CineStill, ilford and other fine art films which capture the enchantment of the most beautiful country in the world: Italy. Film tells another layer of the stories behind a face or a cityscape in between the shadow and the light of an image.
My literary travel site (and book photo project on Rome) is at alovelettertorome.com
My new book Chasing Beauty in Italy is available to pre-order HERE
I was recently widowed and miss my husband, Rian, dearly.
I dedicate my work and my books to our beautiful times in Italy together...
to him... for him ... always.
I would not have experienced and learned all that I have about the beauty of Rome and Italy without him. He was like having my own Classics professor with me in every museum and ruin and architectural tour, happily recounting the history and meaning behind every Classical line or war or philosophy snippet.
His tireless enthusiasm and passion for travel and for wisdom and for art and music and books and for hiking in nature and ruins and swimming in the seas and pools and lakes of Italia were what got me out of bed each morning and onto a plane with him to follow him on our next adventure.
He is greatly missed by his family and friends. This is for you, Rian.