Local Color: Rione Monti

This is a little photo essay about one of my favorite neighborhoods in Rome, the Rione Monti. Stretching from the Forum across the Esquiline and Viminal hills, the neighborhood of Monti has an ancient legacy and charm to spare. As old as the Eternal City itself, Rome’s first rione was the birthplace of Julius Caesar and … Continue reading Local Color: Rione Monti

An Instameet on the Caelian Hill

Last Sunday some of the lovely Instagrammers in Rome put together an afternoon photowalk on the Caelian Hill. It's always fun to meet other local photographers, and Instameets seem to draw out the friendliest people. This was the fourth I've attended, and I can't recommend them enough. As you shoot your way through town in … Continue reading An Instameet on the Caelian Hill

Elsa Schiaparelli’s “Shocking Life”

"I went up into the rarefied skies of my most fantastic imagination and set off cascades of fireworks. Fantasy and ingenuity broke forth, with complete indifference not merely to what people would say but even to what was practical. I sought only an absolute freedom of expression, and a daredevil approach, with no fear."   … Continue reading Elsa Schiaparelli’s “Shocking Life”

Fashion Note: Dangerous Digits

I love rings. My hands feel strange if I'm not wearing one. I've amassed a collection of gaudy cocktail rings over the years, most of them salvaged from thrift shops and antique stores, and I usually go for the multi-color and sparkly variety. Lately I've toned it down a bit though, opting for simple and … Continue reading Fashion Note: Dangerous Digits