Our individual images fill an entirely different need from the Catalog of the Most-Loved Places. Whereas the Catalog rigorously marches through a place documenting everything, our individual images search instead for the most intense beauty and meaning we can find in places, buildings, and the creatures that inhabit them.
I find beauty in very strange places sometimes. For example, I like to shoot at night, but also love the nimbleness of shooting without a tripod, the combination of which completely violates all rules of good photography. But results like the image above, while unconventional, can be striking. Another forbidden technique is shooting into the sun. While that can produce really bad lens flare and other problems, I've noticed that things really glisten with unusual light when sunlight just kisses off them on its way to the lens. Shadows can be dramatic as well. So have a look through these collections and see what you think. Each shoot has its own story, and its own character.
We have recently begun tagging our individual images with keywords in order to make it easier to find them. Also, if you download a lot of them, they come with the keywords embedded, so they're not just useful while you're hunting for them on our site, but also when you use them from now on.
You can purchase prints of individual images in any of the galleries below from our Zenfolio store. Zenfolio uses the highly-regarded Mpix lab for all their printing on your choice of several different papers, with several methods of mounting and/or framing.
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We arrived in Portofino for the first time just before nightfall, after riding the train from Milan to Santa Margherita Ligure and then taking a taxi from the station the last few kilometers along the coast road. We had no reservations in Portofino... we typically travel in Europe with no reservations, preferring to simply follow the beauty. …