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And the winners are…

It was truly an honor to be part of this great international event and meet award winning photographers from around the world again this year in Siena, Italy at the Siena International Photography Awards ceremony & festival. Congrats to all of the winners and kudos to the event organizers, including Luca Venturi and his team, as well as Master of Ceremonies Luca Bracali and event photographer Ernesto Mangone. Bravo! 20 powerful, award-winning photos that will make you fall in…

Siena bound

I got into Florence, Italy very late last night & arrived at my room at Hotel Angelica near midnight. It turns out the lovely woman who checked me in after hours was Angelica herself.  This morning, after two delicious cappuccinos & a long walk, she sent me off to the train station (conveniently right around the corner) with hugs & kisses. Now that’s service!  She told me I look Italian & wished me a good journey.…

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 to Bangladesh. Home | SIPAContest | Siena International Photography Awards…

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 use their talents and skills for the greater good. Here…

Photographer Profile: Majid Saeedi

It was an honor to have the opportunity to share the colorful street photography of Majid Saeedi via LensCulture recently (all images shown taken via mobile). I met the Iranian photographer briefly at the Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) awards ceremony in Siena, Italy last October and followed up with this article on his amazing work and inspiring philosophy about the art of making images: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/majid-saeedi-stepping-back-the-art-of-seeing Read more about him and the work of British…

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 true calling — shedding light on environmental issues around the…

Luca Bracali Gives the Fuji X-T2 a Spin

There’s a lot to love about the October issue of FujiLove Magazine, including Italian photographer and filmmaker Luca Bracali’s test run of the new Fuji new X-T2. I’m looking forward to meeting Mr. Bracali later this month in Siena, Italy where he is a featured photographer with his collection of environmental photography in the 2016 Siena Art Photo Travel Festival  in conjunction with the Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) Contest. Bracali gave the X-T2 a…