So, dear hearts, I’m back from two weeks away in Tuscany – and a few days getting over an epic forty-four hour journey across the world (involving only one lost bag containing all my camera lenses, thankfully recovered), my usual chronic jetlag and the most amazing creative high.
Nonna Agata would like to inform you she doesn’t need yoga, she has a herb garden
I was attending the very first Plated Stories workshop, taught by Ilva Beretta and Jamie Schler, the two genius ladies behind the award-winning Plated Stories blog – and the combination of top quality food photography and food writing instruction, new and unbelievably talented friends, the stunning location of the agriturismo where we were staying, and our trips out to some of the most beautiful hilltowns in Tuscany, served to nearly make my head (and camera) explode.
Guido and Silvia wonder where the heck they parked the Vespa
I’m still processing my thoughts and processing the exactly 2,000 photos I apparently took while I was there. If you’re not in the market to see hundreds of pictures of Tuscany over the next few weeks, I would quietly exit stage left now. Believe me I will understand.
When you think of Tuscany you think of dreamy landscapes and ancient buildings, and yes, we saw our fair share of those. What I hadn’t realised was the amazing scope it holds for street photography. Here are a few of the little ‘Tuscan Stories’ I encountered.
“Tell that bitch I didn’t want to be invited to the wedding anyway”
Francesco and Lorenzo briefly consider not being gay
You know what they say…. big camera… big ice cream
Antonella wistfully remembers that time she nearly got a part as an extra in La Dolce Vita
‘Hey Mummy, go faster, we can’t let her win again’
‘Tell those tourists that if they want anything else to eat they can flippin’ well cook it themselves. Stronzi!’
Federica wistfully remembers the days when her husband still bought her flowers
‘Wonder if we’ll still be friends when we grow up’?
‘Isn’t it amazing that we’re still friends after all these years!’
Lots more Tuscan street photography (and more photography of every other possible description) to come! I’m going to be milking this trip for MONTHS! I bet you can scarcely stand the excitement.