26 Oct Tuscany recce for the 2020 workshop

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Here is a collection of about 70 photographs taken in Tuscany, mostly on my latest recce mission. I’m putting the finishing touches to this September 2020 workshop and the last parts of the puzzle are to find shoot locations and test models. The shoot locations are now sorted and I’m still considering the final two model options. Ultimately, Blaise, my PA will shortlist and choose the models.

Every year I am drawn to Italy and Tuscany in particular. The majesty of the ancient hill top towns throughout the region make beautiful punctuations in the landscape. The rolling open fields near Pienza offer instantly recognisable views dotted with sumptuous villas surrounded by cypress trees. The climate is wonderful and so too is the light. There is a visual warmth everywhere I look and that excites me. It is a subtle but welcome contrast to the cool crisp light of the UK that I have endured for most of my life.

01. Martina relaxes on the terrace at our Villa, the luxurious Podere Bugnanese. She will be joining us for one of the four shooting days of the workshop.

The villa complex we will call home for this workshop lives under the banner of Hortulanus, meaning gardener, and the grounds are beautifully designed and maintained to the highest standard. There are formal rose gardens with fish ponds, a wonderful infinity pool and grounds that seamlessly extend into the olive grove and vineyard. At every turn there are wonderful picture making opportunities and I

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