Feed Your Soul

Ready, Set, Siena

I’m all packed up and ready to make the leap to Italy today with a layover in Amsterdam that I plan on taking full advantage of with a long city walk. It’s time once again for the Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) event & Festival in beautiful Tuscany. I’m looking forward to meeting photographers around the world and reuniting with friends from Pistoia to Switzerland … Continue reading Ready, Set, Siena

Death Row at age nine: Sadegh Souri documents Iran's 'Waiting Girls'

Death Row at age nine: Sadegh Souri documents Iran’s ‘Waiting Girls’

Death Row at Age Nine: Sadegh Souri documents Iran’s “Waiting Girls” Continue reading Death Row at age nine: Sadegh Souri documents Iran’s ‘Waiting Girls’

Capture of the Day: Majid Saeedi

Capture of the Day: Majid Saeedi

I met Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi at the Siena International Photo Awards event in Siena, Italy last October. I had already interviewed him for Street Photography Magazine, but it was an honor to meet him in person. I later wrote this piece about him for LensCulture: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/majid-saeedi-stepping-back-the-art-of-seeing As you’ll read in LensCulture, Majid has seen and been through a lot as a war photographer, a career he … Continue reading Capture of the Day: Majid Saeedi

Photographer Profile: Luca Bracali

Photographer Profile: Luca Bracali

FujiLove Magazine recently published an article I wrote on renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali. Over the past year, I’ve traveled the world interviewing amazing artists like Luca who are dedicated to making a difference in the world. For them, being an accomplished practitioner & commercially and/or artistically successful isn’t enough. The common denominators between them are passion and a strong desire to … Continue reading Photographer Profile: Luca Bracali

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

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

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

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!

Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.

Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.

Renowned Italian photographer, journalist and explorer Luca Bracali has announced his 2017 workshop schedule, with locations including India, Norway, Namibia and Iceland, among others. I met Luca in Italy while attending the 2016 Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) Contest event and the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival and quickly learned that not only is he a talented photographer, but extremely passionate and dedicated to his … Continue reading Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.

Feed Your Soul

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

Luca Venturi: Passion and A Vision

Luca Venturi: Passion and A Vision

“When I’m behind my camera I think nothing but taking a shot that will remind me the same emotions I’m experiencing in that instant. It the only time when my mind is as free as it was when I was child.” -Luca Venturi Is there anything better than something amazing built from scratch, beginning with nothing but an idea? Luca Venturi, an amateur (and really, … Continue reading Luca Venturi: Passion and A Vision