One of the hardest aspects of being an amateur photographer is getting your work out in to the public domain. Social media has been an absolute breakthrough over the last decade, but I feel that this alone will not help me reach my goals as a photographer.
Today I am launching a new project for myself, and I’ve called it “Well Hung”. In reality it is more than a project, it is an exhibition. I have started approaching some local businesses, mainly cafes and alike to display my photos on their bare walls.
If you would like to know a little more about my “Exhibitions” you can get more details here.
There are no cars, buses or motorbikes. The only mode of transport is by foot or by boat. This is Venice.
Very often on my travels I search for photos, but sometimes I forget to stop, breathe and enjoy the moment. I made a conscious effort to take it all in during my trip to Venice. I still took a lot of photos, but I also made sure to look without lifting my lens
I really appreciated the many masks you see all over Venice. Venetian masks have a long history of protecting their wearer’s identity during promiscuous or decadent activities. Now the Venetian masks have re-emerged as the emblem of Carnevale (Venetian Carnival), a pageant and street fair celebrating hedonism. In any case they add to the over all feel and colour of the city.
One evening after staying out late taking photos along the Grand Canal, I had a 45 minute ferry back to where I was staying. With the light all but gone and a rocky ride I wasn’t able to take any photos. So I sat down at the very back of the boat and took it all in. For that 45 minutes I was part of the scene; I saw some amazing architecture, I saw gondoliers catching up for a coffee after a long day at work and couples walking hand in hand over all of the little bridges.
But the thing that really sticks out is my memory of a little old lady sitting in her living room watching TV. The funny thing was that just centimetres from here couch, just on the other side of the living room window was this grand canal with boats whooshing past. Priceless.
It truly is a different world that the Venetians live in.
Sometimes while looking through my (what seem endless) folders I find a gem. This was the case tonight when I found this photo of the inside of Wawel Castle in Krakow. I was so disappointed with the weather on the day, but I think the clouds add something to the mood.