Relaxing in Ravello

Ravello is a romantic hilltop town overlooking the Mediterranean sea. It’s known as the Jewel of the Amalfi Coast and is only an hour outside of Naples. The drive to Ravello is breathtakingly beautiful as one passes through the coastal villages of Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. Read More ›

A Photographer’s Trip to Cuba

When one travels abroad with four amazingly talented photographers, there’s a great deal of pressure to create beautiful images and capture the essence of the destination. This is especially true when your destination is the one-of-a-kind nation of Cuba, and the photographers are Jose Villa, Joel Serrato, Bryce Covey, and Line Dittoe. We decided to take a “guys’ trip” in January of 2013, and on our ten-day adventure I learned a great deal about the lifestyle, the scenery, the people, and how easy it is to take great photos in such a beautifully rich environment. Read More ›

Food and Culture in Montreal

After making the drive from Boston to Montreal, we immediately familiarized ourselves with our home for the next few days by hitting the streets in search of a delicious meal. Having done our research prior to the trip, we were looking forward to trying as many of the amazing dining options as we could. After wandering down Mont Royal (the main street of the trendy Plateau Mont Royal neighborhood where we stayed), we happened upon a quaint little restaurant with the cutest decor and logo, Grenouille. We enjoyed a long, leisurely dinner before heading to Le Lab, known for its specialty mixologist cocktails. Read More ›

Venice in Black and White

About a year ago, I was lucky enough to travel to Venice with a group of equally enthusiastic female photographers, my Contax camera and a bag full of black and white film! Even on the bleakest of winter days, the colors of this beautiful city never cease to inspire me. But having been fortunate enough to visit Venice a few times before, I wanted to challenge myself to look at the city in a new way. At times it was very frustrating limiting myself to monochrome, but I’d wanted to get to know black and white film better and this was a great way to approach my frames differently. Instead of looking for color, I was looking for contrasting tones, strong lines and patterns. Read More ›