VIEWS OF ITALY
Photography by Gary Grunner
For almost 30 years I have been photographing Italy… It’s country side, cities, people , events, sun sets, street scenes, wineries, doors, window views, food, chefs, markets and just about anything that caught my eye.
At first in the early 80’s I would lug 3 camera’s all different formats, with different lenses, bags of unused film, bags of used film that needed to get to a lab or brought back to the states, it was a lot to carry . Looking back the images that I have collected are priceless to me and document such an enriching part of my life. Today the old Hassablads, Bronicas and Nikons sit on a shelf and in it’s place are my Digital cameras that have saved me thousand of dollars on film, I do miss the hours of being in the dark room creating those images but today I spend the time in a Starbucks or café in Italy working on my images on my Mac… Life is good!
Four times a year we hold our annual views of Italy photo contest we except one of your photo’s that depict the special theme we have chosen. This year our themes are;