Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Graffiti. It’s the dominant visual image upon arrival at any train station in Italy. It's not surprising, since the first examples of graffiti could be found in Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.
During a recent trip to Italy, and with his nifty Sony NEX5 in hand, Ralph shot the daily Italian way of life from the vantage point of a visitor: from scenes of the street performers to those with the concert master; from the serene landscape passing by to the fishmonger making a sale. It was photo editor, Steve Henderson’s task to organize the footage and transform it into a coherent journey.
“I chose to edit in linear fashion, from the rapid and dramatic first impressions upon arrival at the train station, to quiet walks in the streets, dining at restaurants, the busy markets, and more. I want everyone to enjoy the journey vicariously and imagine that the stills at the end are those that you could have taken yourself,” says Steve.
The accompanying Vivaldi Concerto is a lively complement to the joyful atmosphere. The lute solo echoes the gentle flow of the Venetian waters towards the ending. Enjoy!