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  Venice is a photographer’s dream in January. You will find a lull in tourist foot traffic and Venetian women emerging snug in their long fur coats looking regal even when toting around their food trolley full of groceries in Rialto Market. Venetian light is like the texture of a cucumber that has been plucked from an ice bath: crisp and cool but with […]

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  • This is a really interesting perspective on creativity and gives lots to think about. Love to see were you are going with this. Regardless, Its wonderful to see your images of Venice, and I look forward to discussing all of this over a good strong coffee with you soon! Ceri xReplyCancel

    • candidsbyjo

      It’s something that I’ve been mulling over for a while but couldn’t really describe it until now. And yes, we are so overdue for a coffee date! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • That quote by duChemin rings so true, and I’ve been thinking a lot of similar thoughts recently. Sometimes when a photo appears on my IG feed, it could literally have come from 10 different people I follow. No originality. This year I’m focusing on quality over quantity and, as you rightly say, a different perspective. Really looking forward to seeing what you create in 2017 Jo!ReplyCancel

    • candidsbyjo

      Likewise Charlotte. It’s always refreshing to see your work so keep it up!ReplyCancel

Every December I tell myself the same old lies; I would spend the month working only on personal projects, ones that would refill my well of inspiration. I would practice new skills gleaned from the last twelve months and challenge stale notions of making a photograph. I would dedicate time to read books stacked next to […]

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On the first weekend of October Jess and I traded one island for another. We arrived in Mykonos bleary eyed from a 4AM wake up call in order to catch the first flight out of London but eager to start the first destination of our epicurean journey experience in Greece. Though I’ve never visited the Cyclades I knew to expect […]

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In Messinia, the southwestern part of the Peloponnese, I found the spirit of Tuscany in Greece. Specifically at Costa Navarino. It’s not just the curvaceous rolling hills or cypress trees lining the roads. Nor is it only the vineyards that cover patches of green land with olive groves that seemed to fill the rest. It was also […]

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