Thursday, 13 May 2010

Gondoliers in Venice

Not having been to Venice since I was twelve, I wasn't sure what to expect. I've read stories that the only people left in town were the tourists, and that it was incrediby expensive.

I wondered how the people who actually worked there would react to us taking pictures.
The clue is to ask, of course. Some will say yes and some will say no.

I wish I'd hired a gondolier for an evening trip like Marco Ryan and David duChemin did. You can see David's blogpost from Venice HERE, and Marco's post HERE.

It felt like a contrast to Portofino where we were perceived as paparazzi's and people expected us to be there and expected to be photographed. It just confirmed that they were important.


  1. Jeg har ikke vært i Venezia siden jeg var 11 selv - så mye av inntrykkene er borte for lenge siden.
    Men synes du får frem stemningen veldig godt i disse bildene! Veldig bra!

  2. Tusen takk, Hege! Jeg MÅ tilbake.

  3. Har varit där ett par gånger och längtar dit igen när jag ser dina bilder.
    Härlig kontrast.

  4. I'm listening to the podcast "This Week in Photography" episode 152:Controversy and they featured an interview with David duChemin. He got on the topic of his trip to Venice and mentioned your name. He spoke VERY highly of your work and I can't agree more. Your style is inspirational!

  5. Jan: Tusen takk!
    Brian: You got me all curious now and I finally found it:
    I confess that I tab'ed forward to the interview. He is always interesting to listen too. Especially when he praises my work! Hahaha! Thank you, Brian.