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By |2015-08-28T12:28:12+02:00August 29th, 2015|Art & Photography, Photography Posts|2 Comments

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  1. Susan September 1, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

    The one good thing about this being too late to qualify? I can leave it super loose… and contest aside, my hope is that one day you might feel inspired to speak to the topic of HOME. I have many questions/angles under this umbrella about which I’m curious. Might one of them resonate? A few of them are:
    ~You’ve created many homes in many places, but presumably none of the others were brought into being like this one, which was conceived well before its actual birth. And as you face creating yet another home, does it mostly, simply boil down to “HOME is where the heart is?” – with your partner, in the new country you consciously coupled with over your native one?
    ~How (or has) your notion of HOME changed after all of the physical, mental, and spiritual work you’ve had to do and continue to have to do to make it your home?
    ~From what I know (though I very well may be mistaken!), prior to your move to Italy, your painting and photography featured far more foreign places and faces than domestic ones; it even seemed to me that your friends were photographed more frequently during shared foreign travels than during routine “real life” at home in the States. So now that the “foreigners” you’re capturing are your neighbors/country(wo)men, are you starting to see them differently? As the faces and places normalize over time, do you think you’ll once again be drawn to look more outside your home? In other words, how (or has) making “abroad” your HOME started to, in any way to any degree, impact how you’re seeing/identifying your subjects?

    Thanks for listening… and perhaps considering outside the realm of your cool contest. Xoxo

  2. Deborah August 31, 2015 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Ciao Dear Friend. I have often savored finding a holy place in Italy not in a local church or cathedral, but around a curve, in the middle of nowhere or at the top of the hill above Martignano. These “personal shrines” as we call them are beautiful testaments to someone’s life and they are usually “hidden in plain site”. We have often turned the car around to stop and appreciate the colors, candles, stones and statues of these sites. You would write and photograph a beautiful and insightful blog on some of these holy places nearby or throughout Italy.

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