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Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth of confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
Edward Steichen, Time magazine. 1961.

These pieces are a selection from a body of work that was created in Italy during the summers of 2007 and 2008 and the fall of 2011. The underlying theme of the work was to make images that held a timeless quality that emphasize isolation and anonymity, which are themes of interest found throughout my work.

The Italian Renaissance term chiaroscuro (light-dark) is used to describe an artistic technique, which incorporates the contrast between light and shadow to define depth. For this project, I attempted to use these elements to create interesting compositions while focus (or lack thereof) guides the viewer through each image.

Circo Massimo. Roma, Italia. | Circus Maximus. Rome, Italy.

Circo Massimo. Roma, Italia. | Circus Maximus. Rome, Italy.

Colosseo. Pompeii, Italia. | Coliseum. Pompeii, Italia.

Colosseo. Pompeii, Italia. | Coliseum. Pompeii, Italia.

San Felice dal Vagnari. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | San Felice from Vagnari. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

San Felice dal Vagnari. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | San Felice from Vagnari. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

i Passi di Via Maro. Matera, Italia. | the Steps of Maro Road. Matera, Italy.

i Passi di Via Maro. Matera, Italia. | the Steps of Maro Road. Matera, Italy.

Passeggiare sulla Via Coronato. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | Stroll along Coronato Road. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

Passeggiare sulla Via Coronato. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | Stroll along Coronato Road. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

Colosseo di Roma. Roma, Italia. | Roman Coliseum. Rome, Italy. (interior)

Colosseo di Roma. Roma, Italia. | Roman Coliseum. Rome, Italy. (interior)

Sicurezza. Napoli, Italia. | Security. Naples, Italy.

Sicurezza. Napoli, Italia. | Security. Naples, Italy.

Basilica di San Nicola. Bari, Italia. | Saint Nicholas Basilica. Bari, Italy.

Basilica di San Nicola. Bari, Italia. | Saint Nicholas Basilica. Bari, Italy.

il trullo. Alberobello, Italia. | the trullo. Alberobello, Italy.

il trullo. Alberobello, Italia. | the trullo. Alberobello, Italy.

Piazza di Siena. Roma, Italia. | Siena Plaza. Rome, Italy.

Piazza di Siena. Roma, Italia. | Siena Plaza. Rome, Italy.

Colosseo di Roma. Roma, Italia. | Roman Coliseum. Rome, Italy. (exterior)

Colosseo di Roma. Roma, Italia. | Roman Coliseum. Rome, Italy. (exterior)

Prato della Valle (Il Prato). Padova, Italia. | Prato della Valle. Padua, Italy.

Prato della Valle (Il Prato). Padova, Italia. | Prato della Valle. Padua, Italy.

Citta Vecchia. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | Old City. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

Citta Vecchia. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | Old City. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

Vecchia Stazione Ferroviaria. Manfredonia, Italia. | Old Train Station. Manfredonia, Italy.

Vecchia Stazione Ferroviaria. Manfredonia, Italia. | Old Train Station. Manfredonia, Italy.

Fuego. Monte Sant'Angelo, Italia. | Fire. Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy.

Fuego. Monte Sant'Angelo, Italia. | Fire. Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy.

la Gravina. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | the Ravine. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

la Gravina. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | the Ravine. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

Le Murge. Spinazzola, Italia. | The Murge. Spinazzola, Italy.

Le Murge. Spinazzola, Italia. | The Murge. Spinazzola, Italy.

Chiesa Santa Maria delle Domenicane. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | Saint Mary's Church of the Dominican. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

Chiesa Santa Maria delle Domenicane. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | Saint Mary's Church of the Dominican. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

Por Gio. Isola di San Michele. Venezia, Italia. | For Gio. Saint Michael's Island. Venice, Italy.

Por Gio. Isola di San Michele. Venezia, Italia. | For Gio. Saint Michael's Island. Venice, Italy.

Casa dei Gatti. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | The House of Cats. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.

Casa dei Gatti. Gravina in Puglia, Italia. | The House of Cats. Gravina in Puglia, Italy.