In 2004, my husband and I took our honeymoon in Italy. Not only had I taken a huge personal step by getting married, but I had also taken a huge professional step by delving into digital photography for the first time.
The images in my Italy Series were thus shot with a romantic vision–the rich and romantic artistic, cultural, and historical joie de vivre that is inherent in the people, the land, the food, the architecture, and the arts.
When I initially took these photographs, it was merely to document our travels and new life as a couple, with no thought as to selling them as a professional artist. Therefore, all of these images were shot with sharp focus. However, thanks to the flexibility and near limitless possibilities of the digital darkroom, I decided to put this series together again with a new romantic focus. To do this, I created a softer focus, making them more romantic, more timeless–a bit more vintage. I’ve listed most of this series as 8″ x 10″ prints on Epson Velvet Fine Art paper, which lends a museum quality vintage look to each print. Other sizes are available, up to 11″ x 14″, so please contact me or visit me on Etsy to customize your order if you prefer a different size.
I will continual add more images to my Italy Series beyond this posting, so please stop by often and check them out.