Oct 222014
 
Rewind: The Bear in the Canal interview on Leica Camera Blog

Rewind: The Bear in the Canal Interview Leica Camera Blog Ipa Award Deeper Perspective The Back Story Everything in this series was shot in a squero (Venetian boatyard) that was started by Roberto Tramontin’s great-grandfather in 1884. My presence was lack luster at best and believe me, I’m not in when it comes to Venice. [more...]

Oct 192014
 
2014 Ipa International Photography Award | Adam Marelli

2014 Ipa Award | Adam Marelli Invisible City & Bear in the Canal Matera & Venice, Italy   Introduction Photography competitions are a strange breed.  They come in almost every variety from the town fair to international art recognition.  To an outsider, it may be difficult to determine what a competition actually does and what [more...]

Jul 222014
 
Social Media for Photographers: Facebook

Social Media for Photographers Social Media for the Anti-Social Part 2: Facebook   Introduction A while back, on Facebook, I heard a quote… QUESTION “If you could tell someone from 100 years ago anything about the future what would it be? ANSWER “I have a small black box I carry in my pocket that has [more...]

Sep 102012
 
In ITALY

Hey Everyone, We arrived in Italy without any problem, in spite of the Lufthansa strike.  I have a bunch of new updates that will be going up over the next few days.  The NYC workshop was a wonderful success.  We had an excellent group of photographers and the weather worked out perfectly.  I am in [more...]

Aug 142012
 
WATERMARK

Venice Preparation Watermark | JOSEPH BRODSKY | The reflections of Nobel  Prize winning author Joseph Brodsky capture the mixture of emotions that any outsider  feels when they come to Venice. Caught between fascination and  alienation, Venice is a city that  continues to baffle us and seduce our senses.       Preparation for Venice My [more...]

May 152012
 
Italy Workshop Announcement

Introduction to Design/Composition in Street Photography Workshop Venice & Verona ( ITALY )   A Secret Tradition Come explore the sun drenched side streets of Venice & Verona in a truly unique photography workshop.  We will retrace the footsteps of the “Grand Tour” which was the foundation for any serious artist in the last three [more...]

Mar 192012
 
John Singer Sargent

The Origins of Street Photography What exactly is street photography and when did it begin?  Was it the 1950’s or  was it the 1930’s?  Did it have anything to do with the  invention of the 35mm?  The roots of street photography extend  back the 1400’s when painters became interested in daily scenes.  Lets have a [more...]

Jan 272011
 
Leica Travel Guide

Eating In Venice There are three comments you will always hear about Venice; Its sinking, its expensive and the food stinks.  This is a half truth perpetuated by day trippers who have not cracked the Venetian code. Where To Eat: Introduction The Venetian menu is seasonal, much like the rest of Italy.  The kitchens take [more...]