Guest Post: Tuscany’s Hidden Gem by Michela Ricciarelli

I had the great pleasure of visiting the magical Tuscan city of Pistoia in March when I traveled there with renowned Pistoian photographer Luca Bracali. Michela Ricciarelli is lucky enough to also claim the charming Medieval town as her birthplace — and who better than a passionate local to provide authentic insight, photos and travel tips. Thank you, Michela! Pistoia, Tuscany’s Hidden Gem: More than … Continue reading Guest Post: Tuscany’s Hidden Gem by Michela Ricciarelli

24 Hours in the Eternal City

So much has been written about what to see and do in Rome, so I decided to skip the tourist information (though here’s a great article here about some interesting city facts) and simply post a few “detail” images from my recent visit. It was my first trip to Rome and I took it all in with wonder and joy. Rome is truly, as one friend … Continue reading 24 Hours in the Eternal City

Perched on the Wild Edge of the World

In Norway’s historic Lofoten Archipelago village of Nusfjord, strips of codfish strung on poles near the harbor flap in the arctic wind like prayer flags. Here in the islands, cod caught during the run from the arctic’s Barents Sea to Lofoten spawning areas in late winter is still cold-air cured for “stockfish” in the old way, on long wooden racks out in the open, as … Continue reading Perched on the Wild Edge of the World

To See the World in a Grain of Rice: Conservation & Global Food Security with Luca Bracali

I worked with renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali on a recently published piece for LensCulture Magazine on conservation and global food security in Southeast Asia and am very pleased to share it here. The featured photograph (seen below) is titled “Harvest Time” and was named first place in the category: “Cultural Value of Man’s Relationship with Food” in the 2015 Siena International … Continue reading To See the World in a Grain of Rice: Conservation & Global Food Security with Luca Bracali

Bonne année: New Year’s Inspiration & Pro Perspective from photographers Valérie Jardin and Karen Hutton

Top photographers Valérie Jardin and Karen Hutton dish on choosing quality over quantity, the year’s crazy-making moments, honoring what you love & the downside of too much chocolate cake. “Hit the Streets” is Valérie’s highly recommended podcast on street photography and so much more. I look forward to seeing both of them at the upcoming FujiLove LIVE event in NYC Feb. 25-26. //html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4961887/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/87A93A/ When life … Continue reading Bonne année: New Year’s Inspiration & Pro Perspective from photographers Valérie Jardin and Karen Hutton

Top International Photography Competition Early Submission Deadline is Jan. 15!

One of the world’s top photo contests has announced its early submission deadline: Jan. 15, 2017 Continue reading Top International Photography Competition Early Submission Deadline is Jan. 15!

PDX Trending in Japan

As someone who grew up near Portland, Oregon, USA, the current hipness is interesting to me. I started taking the bus alone into Portland from my small farming town of Sherwood just to go to Powell’s City of Books, which is now a tourist destination. I still have some of the books I carried home on the bus in recycled brown paper grocery bags. I … Continue reading PDX Trending in Japan

Feed Your Soul

I returned to the U.S. recently from an amazing adventure to Boston, Paris and Siena, Italy where I reported on the Siena International Photography Awards Contest and Siena Art Photo Travel Festival. I interviewed photographers and editors along the way and had the chance to chat with Street Photography Magazine editor Bob Patterson about the experience. Take a listen on the podcast: http://streetphotographymagazine.com/feed-your-soul-through-street-photography/ Watch these … Continue reading Feed Your Soul