The Making of the Gondola

Did you know that gondolas used to be painted with the colors of the families that owned them, before 1630? I was only after the plague that ravaged Venice in that year, that they started being painted black as a sign of mourning. Did you know that a gondola is built using six different types of wood? Oak, elm, cherry, …

Photographing Greece in Black and White

In the mind of most people, Greece conveys images of color: whitewashed houses with dark green window shades against the blue sky and the blue sea, pink bougainvilleas hanging from walls, green-brown bushes dotting the hillsides, pink and orange sunsets. There is much to be said, however, for photographing Greece in black and white. During most of the summer, Greece is …

Passport of Seborga

Seborga, a village that is its own country

by Pia Parolin On the occasion of a 50 year anniversary of a friend, we wanted to organise something really special with a group of ladies. And in the year 2019, is there something more romantic than being received by a prince? And furthermore, receiving a passport of one of the smallest micro nations in the world? All of this …

A view of Assos from the kastro above

Kefalonia, a Hidden Greek Treasure

by Massimiliano Cremascoli In my mind the Ionian Islands have been, so far, a somewhat neglected part of Greece, lying as they are in the shadow of the more aesthetically beautiful archipelagoes of the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Sporades and the Argo-Saronic. I have to admit that my first foray to the Ionians, the island of Lefkhada, strengthened my conviction …

Patmos, a Glimpse of the Dodecanese

by Massimiliano Cremascoli Greece is an outstanding array of more than three thousands islands. There are six major archipelagos: the Ionian Islands, the Argo-Saronic Islands, the Sporades, the North-East Aegean Islands, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. Having travelled throughout most of them, I consider the latter two as the most appealing thanks to the harmony between landscape and architecture and …

A Foggy Morning at Kilchurn Castle

On my latest trip to the Scottish Highlands, I had made a long list of locations I wanted to photograph. Amongst the unmissable ones I had placed Kilchurn Castle, an ancient ruined keep that lies on a peninsula jutting into Loch Awe. The location is spectacular in itself, but even more at the golden hour, when the castle can be …

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset, England

The End

The podcast is dead. Long live the podcast. Just a short announcement to let everyone know that this is the last episode of my photography podcast in its current form. Starting January 2nd, 2019, this podcast will transform into the Closing The_Gap Podcast, a new show that I will be doing with my friend Fabrizia Costa. We plan to publish weekly …