The Last Puppet Maker of Venice

The Last Puppet Maker Of Venice

Like a modern Geppetto, Roberto Comin slowly and carefully chips away at blocks of pinewood to make unique creations in his workshop in Venice. Without a shop window and betrayed only by a discreet sticker affixed to an anonymous iron gate, L’isola di Pinocchio is not easy to find. I didn’t know about its existence until a good friend of mine asked …

My Favorite Venice Photo Locations

My Favorite Photo Locations in Venice

Who doesn’t love Venice? And who doesn’t love to photograph Venice? For someone who visits Venice for the first time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the possibilities and risk missing some of the best locations. Over the years, I’ve ended up compiling a list of my favorite locations to which I return again and again to photograph them …

At the "Acqua Alta" Bookstore in Venice

Carnevale At The “Acqua Alta” Bookstore In Venice

This is the first in a series of guest post by Robin Yong. Robin is a travel photographer from Singapore who specializes in people portraits in locations like Italy, Ethiopia, Cambodia, and many others. Every year, he comes to Venice for the Carnival and has built an impressive collection of photographs and stories from that charming event. In this post, Robin …

Reparto Mobile Carabinieri

Reparto Mobile Carabinieri

Excuse the pun, possibly understandable only to Italians. The Carabinieri are one of Italy’s police forces and Reparto Mobile refers to a mobile, that is motorized, unit. Here, however, mobile… well, you know what I mean. I shot this in Venice, during Trey Ratcliff’s recent photowalk there. My attention was attracted by the four Carabinieri, who were intent on checking their smartphones, until one of them …

Canal Grande, Venice, Italy

Blue Hour Venice

Just a classic view of the Canal Grande in Venice, taken from the Accademia bridge. Shot at the blue hour, because there is no better time of day to convey the timeless romanticism of Venice. Equipment used: Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R. Exposure data: Six images taken at f/10, 15s, 200 ISO and stitched together in Photoshop.