29 Sep Michela in Siena

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Siena is a classic Italian hilltop city steeped in history and bathed in golden sunlight. Here are 18 photographs of my friend Michela shot on the streets of this magical medieval city in the heart of Tuscany. It was 31°C and there were quite a few tourists around on the main streets so we kept out of their way on the far more glorious backstreets.

1. I love the textures, details and stonework in Siena. The play of light is fascinating to watch and changes happen so quickly when the angle of sunlight to the walls is acute. Within a minute or two, our light had changed.

The event: Day 3 of 5 on my Tuscany adventure workshop 2019
Location: The back streets of Siena, away from the crowds
Model: Michela Bartolini or LaMico, a friend of mine from Rimini
Photographs: Damien Lovegrove
Camera: Fujifilm GFX50s, GF32-64mm and GF110mm lenses
Post-production: Capture One (no use of skin softening or body reshaping software)


2. Michela has a fun, bubbly character that is a joy to capture. I chose this doorway for a shoot because of the reflected sunlight and the patina. I love how Siena’s stone and woodwork match Michela’s hair and skin tone.


3. The tourists were loitering in the shadows, keeping out of the afternoon sunlight, so we had this area to ourselves.


4. Classic tunnel lighting can be found all over Siena if you know where to look. There are a thousand years of decay and wear on the walls of

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