Italy has long been a favourite place to photograph for me. From 1996 on I made an annual trip to southern Tuscany, mostly in spring, occasionally in autumn, to photograph an area that for some years was the place I most looked forward to being with a camera. Times change and I visit Tuscany far less these days as other priorities and preferences emerged, but I still value those trips and some of the results I got from them, and a couple of the images here are more than twenty years old.
Since then I've visited many other parts of the country. In some I've found I can photograph, and in others I've been disappointed - sometimes in what I've seen, sometimes in my ability to make sense out of them with a camera. I can't explain why I can enjoy photographing Venice, but not Rome where I've had two otherwise enjoyable trips without exposing a single frame.