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 twenty years old. Since then I've visited many other parts of the country, and 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 enthusiastically photograph in Venice, but not in Rome where I've been twice without exposing a single frame.