A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.
— Arthur Symons

Intimacy with a place takes many years and many visits. There's something to be said for returning to a few places throughout a lifetime in order to really know them well. I have been traveling to Venice with my wife for some thirty years. And my camera has always been with me. It plays an increasingly large role in my understanding and discovery of this remarkable place known, in its heyday, as La Serenissima.

La Serenissima: The Most Serene. It's hard to imagine Venice being called that today, given the burden that mass tourism places upon it. But serenity, although elusive, can still be found among the calli, canals, and faded glories of this stunning place. Even in its noble decay, Venice is unsurpassed in beauty and intrigue.

This body of work is ever-evolving. Venice is one of the most photographed places in the world and it's taken time for me to get beneath the veneer of the cliché shots. It's hard to avoid them, the storybook views are irresistible. It's only after making the obvious and obligatory photos that one can find the hidden Venice; the place that speaks to the soul. So, on I go, returning to Venice again and again and finding more each time. The La Serenissima galleries will evolve with time as does my understanding and appreciation of this place.

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.