"I love the black & white I love the play of light ... His angles wide & tight Each moment feels so right Defines Italian style by only his decision I love the speedy little cars the hip coffee bars the sleek women in Positano" ~ Lyrics to "Cinema Italiano" from the movie Nine
Last week I was in Toronto visiting friends and family. I had a chance to walk around some of my favourite neighbourhoods.
Kensington Market: I used to live near here when I was a student at the University of Toronto, and Sunday afternoon strolls to pick up fruit, veggies and cheese were common. I haven't been here in probably 15 years, so it was good to see that many of the classic shops are still there (like Cheese Magic and Courage my Love).
Chinatown - the place to go for happy meat and dumplings:
Centre Island: Whoa. Did I have major flashbacks to my childhood while visiting the island. This place is a 70s time capsule.
Gracia and Peru were guests at a wedding that I photographed last summer. They contacted me recently for a one-year anniversary shoot. I was thrilled they chose me as their photographer to mark this special occasion. Here are a few of my favorite photographs from that day.
It was a much cooler and much rainier May than is usual for Italy. But Venice is imbued with such a wonderful atmosphere when it rains, and I thoroughly enjoyed wandering the wet city streets armed with my umbrella and my camera.
One day, I was caught in a heavy downpour under the awning of a cafe. The owner graciously invited me in for a free espresso to wait out the rain. Thank you Italy for such a lovely time.