Venice Reflections

In September, the ancient and beautiful city of Venice, Italy, inspired me to begin including cityscapes to my blog’s current photography repertoire. It often seems like another life, but before relocating to a small town of Tulum on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, I had always been an urban dweller. As such, the experience of suddenly living in close connection with nature drastically enhanced my understanding of our existence and its interconnectedness with the planet and entire universe. Therefore it’s not surprising that as a reaction, main focus of my photography during this time of enormous transition predominantly dealt with subjects directly or loosely connected to nature. Two years later, I’m getting used to the continuously changing sky and the ripple effect of that experience is now expanding my field of vision to focus on previously excluded urban subjects. With my new eyes I’m looking back at cities and trying to make sense of how I’ve changed.

It’s premature to say what shall be revealed in this process, though one thing is certain – I’m completely fascinated with cycles of light in urban spaces. From New York City, to Chicago, to Venice, to Brussels, to Bruges and Antwerp this fall, I noticed myself mostly paying attention to how depending on location of the city, its seasonal weather and structural patterns, the positioning and angle of the sun control the qualities of shadow, mood, culture and flow of local life itself… Incidentally, I think it’s quite appropriate to begin the series with my images of Venice, thus paying homage to the city whose natural lighting has inspired artists of every generation.

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