This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty—this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.
— Thomas Mann

The colors of Venice are seductive and ever changing. Bright colors romp and dance in the reflections of Venetian waterways. Muted colors peek through the gauze of Venice’s fog. Graceful colors of a centuries’ patina mix indescriminately with the gaudy spectrum of mass tourism and graffiti.

Black & white photography removes this vibrancy and transforms the cityscape by reduction. Venice feels older, denser, and more mysterious. Modern pedestrians becomes congruous with the ancient stones around them. Everything merges into a unique sensory experience that’s unique to this city.

Venice in black & white just feels right. The city has good bone structure and seems more handsome in monochrome. But, there is no right or wrong—Venice in color is a feast for the senses. For more of that, see our gallery, Venice in Color.

All the prints in this series are available for purchase. They will be featured soon on our online store. In the meantime, if you are interested in obtaining one, please contact us via email or via our contact form. All prints are printed with the finest pigment-based inks on archival museum-grade paper.

 
 

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