Jun 30, 2014

Imperia, Italy

While in the south of France last month I took a side trip to Imperia, Italy which lies along the Ligurian Coast on the Italian Riviera. Imperia was created by Mussolini in the 1920s when he combined Porto Maurizio, Oneglia and surrounding villages.

Oneglia has a colorful harbor with a variety of eateries lining it. Yachts and fishing boats share space in the harbor.

Porto Maurizio is a hilltop medieval village overlooking the Mediterranean.

You can easily spend hours wondering its steep alleys and back streets. 

Both tend to be less visited than some of the more tony neighbors, such as San Remo. This is part of their appeal in my opinion.  They are worth a visit if you happen to find yourself in the vicinity.

These are a few the images I took while there.

May 30, 2014

Promenade des Anglais Nice France

I spent about two weeks earlier this month photographing the Cote d’Azur. Based in Nice, France I traveled up and down the coast to Cannes, Cap D’ail, Menton and Monaco among other locales. 

These photographs are a few taken of the world famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

Signature blue and white umbrellas line this stretch of coast.

The signs for beaches show the artistry of a bygone era with vintage fonts and design.

The boulevard is lined with aristocratic architecture from the Belle Epoque era when European nobility summered in this part of the world. The Hotel Negresco is the grande dame of Le Belle Epoque architecturally speaking and the icon of Nice.

I also took a side trip to Imperia on the Italian Riviera. More photographs to come.

May 21, 2014

Bird’s Eye View of Monaco

I’m back from the Cote d’Azur and editing photos. In honor of the Grand Prix this week pictured here is a bird’s eye view of Monaco and the decadent Hercule Harbor.

I was happy to discover this panoramic view of Monaco on this trip as I’m always on the hunt for new or different angles of well photographed locations. This perspective of the principality gives you an idea of just how small it is.

Apr 29, 2014

Cote d’Azur Bound

I’m flying to Nice, France later this week where I will be based for about 12 days photographing the Cote d’Azur.

I love photographing this part of the world before the summer crowds descend. Beautiful towns and cities along the coastline with medieval villages perched above create the perfect work environment for a travel photographer.

A side trip to Imperia, Italy is also planned. Photos and words to follow.

Apr 20, 2014

Classic Macau Exhibition

I’m excited to be part of a group exhibition, Classic Macau, which opens Friday at the New York Academy of Art. Last December the Macau Government Tourist Office invited 10 U.S.-based artists including photographers, painters, illustrators and videographers to spend several days in Macau, China to capture their impressions of this unique destination.

Classic Macau will be up at NYAA’s Wilkinson Gallery in Tribeca from April 25th through May 6th. After its New York run the exhibition will travel to Los Angeles where you can see it at the Samuel L. Freeman Gallery from May 16 – 18.  If you are in New York or Los Angeles during these dates stop by if you get the chance. You can read more about the exhibition here.

Mar 26, 2014

New Macau Gallery

I’ve added a Macau gallery to my travel photography site. It features a selection of photographs taken on assignment for the Macau Tourism Office.

The former Portuguese colony, which has been crowned the gambling capital of the world, was handed back to China in 1999 and is a fusion of cultures.  The focus of this assignment was to capture the cultural heart and soul of Macau, which lies beyond the decadence of its glittering casinos.