and I was only falling in love      Verrō is a journey inward; into a landscape, into a mountain, into the water, into the self.  This is no dark night of the soul, rather it is what comes after, when one moves from darkness into the light.
       
     
  oh my love      Over the summer of 2015 I photographed obsessively throughout Florence and, more specifically, the Boboli Gardens, using my YashiKa mat 124g.  At the time I was not focused on what the work was about.  I was simply exploring my love, the city of Florence and the great garden within her, in my favorite way--with my camera.  But upon leaving Florence and carefully printing these images, I began to see that the work I had made was much more than an homage to my great love.  I was once told that every photograph is a self portrait.    Her body is  is then my most honest self portrait- a view of how Florence has held me, and how I hold her.    Her body is  is available in book form  here .
       
     
  I know where you go    Toffia, Italy, 2015  Created over the summer of 2015,  The Becoming.  explores how identities, histories, memories, and dreamings are embedded within a landscape and how the body activates, reads, and interprets all that is contained within a place, through an examination of my own personal relationship with Italy, my second home for the past seven years.     The book of  The Becoming  .  is available to be purchased  here .