Piano player on Saint Germain

Each city has a sound, and in particular the “classic” cities like Paris, have a definite sound or in this case music that one can usually identify with. For me, and perhaps many, it is French Jazz. We found this particular band playing on Saint Germain one morning. If the information is …

Venice Carnival 2012 #8

On our second last day of the Venice Carnival 2012 Photo Tour, we all got up extremely early (and it was a Saturday) to head to Saint Marco’s square and make some portraits of the people in costumes. Well we all got up early, except me. I accidentally slept in …

Venice Carnival 2012 #7

  I could not help but stop and make a photograph of this person. The costume was incredible and she was very graceful. I spent a few minutes with her to get this shot which was taken on the very last day in Venice just before heading out to the …

Venice Carnival 2012 #6

  In my first post about Carnival, you saw this particular character but only the details on the dress. In this take, taken at the same time as the first shot, we can see the mask and the intricate flowers and accents that were part of her costume. We ran …

Venice Carnival #5: Who’s there?

  Meet Giulia, our model for two afternoons during the Venice Carnival Photo Tour. This is an image that came to my mind after spending some time with her on the first day. I had an idea for something dramatic and moody. My original idea was to shoot this at …

Venice Carnival #4

As I mentioned in the previous post, I wanted to post one more shot of this performer and costume. I think this one is even more dramatic. I used this image for one of the critiques, and there was a lot of debate about the window on the top right …

Venice Carnival #3

  While we had a model for two afternoons during our Venice Carnival Photo Tour, we had to take turns to allow each of us to get dedicated time. Bobbi suggested that while we waited, that we could practice with each other, or with the many costumed people walking all …

Venice Carnival 2012 #2

  While you see many masks during “Carnevale” in Venice, you also see many people in period (usually 18th century) costumes often as couples. This couple was just strolling near San Marco square on our last morning in Venice. Unlike other performers, these two seemed to be just enjoying the …