"Parlano Con Il Cuoco" - They Speak with the Cook

Capturing the beauty of Italy and its people often demands photography that is rendered in color. For example, how could a person fully appreciate the explosion of color on the island of Burano, a short vaporetto ride away from Venice without color? Then there is the rich, verdant hills of Umbria, countless dawn and sunsets…the list goes on. All photos are copyrighted by Jed Smith of ItalyWise and cannot be reproduced without the artist’s consent.



These signs seem to be a dying breed here in Italy, steadily being replaced by modern versions. I'll take history over sleek modernism in [...]



This one is giving a good dose of it. I love capturing facial expressions like this woman's which seems to be full of opinion [...]


Il Giornale

A man parks himself on the steps outside of a bar in Sulmona, Abruzzo, engrossed in the daily news and surrounded by color. © [...]


On the Lookout

This capture is from a day with shepherds high in the majestic mountains of Abruzzo. Here, a sheepherding dog minds his charges with great [...]


Mr. Yellow

I love it when color stories emerge organically. Capturing this image required me to chase behind this man (furtively) like a true member of [...]