Burano, Venetian Lagoon, Italy

I was last on the tiny island of Burano 12 years ago, still working with film; a Hasselblad Xpan and Nikon F80, both loaded with Fuji Velvia ISO 50 or 100. Now it is such a different photographic landscape, working with digital means I could begin my pictures at ISO 400 to cope with the overcast conditions, and then as it brightened up, get back to an optimum ISO of 64-100. Back when I was shooting exclusively on film I would have been constrained to either carrying a tripod everywhere, or having to work at uncomfortably wide apertures. Nowadays a visit to somewhere as unique and colourful as Burano is more of an Instagram shoot than anything else, for most young visitors. The buildings were originally painted in such a variety of colours to help their fishermen find their way home on the regular foggy days encountered in this part of the Adriatic Sea.

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Front door, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Traditional fans for sale, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Traditional fans for sale, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Reflections of house in canal water, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Reflections of house in canal water, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Cushions with Venetian design on display, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Traditional Italian cakes on display at bakery, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Traditional Italian cakes on display at bakery, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Reflection of colourful building, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facade of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

'Blue House', Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

‘Blue House’, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Naples, Italy

Vespa Moped, Naples, Italy, Europe

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Until the middle of the nineteenth century, Rotterdam was a modest town in the shadow of Dordrecht, Delft and Schiedam. The dam in the river Rotte, from which the city took its name was built around 1270. The railway links … Continue reading

Semana Santa in Seville

I travelled down to Seville during Easter to document the Semana Santa processions which take place every year in the Andalucian capital. Here are a few of my favourites, will also add a curated selection to the Projects gallery on … Continue reading

Berlin

I spent five days in Berlin last month, a city that has been on my list for a long time. After the devastation caused by Allied bombing during the second world war, much of the city was rebuilt with a … Continue reading