Dreams of Italy become reality as photographer Jim DeLutes takes you on a visual journey throughout Italy. Travel from the northern region of the Dolomite mountains to the far southern region of Puglia. These photographs will not only allow you to view these wondrous places but you will actually feel the centuries old, deep seated beauty of this country that is the birthplace of the Renaissance.
Forty pages with 49 color images.
As a young child, it seemed magical to me that a moment in time could be captured on film. I was fascinated with the photography in Life and National Geographic magazines. In my mind I would put myself in the photographer's place and wonder how and why that particular scene had caught their attention. Although I was nineteen before the first roll of film was shot, I had always imagined the world through the rectangular shape of the viewfinder. Through the years tens of thousands of images have been shot and the awe and wonder of capturing moments in time has only increased. Whether it is the simple splendor of a nature scene, the fury of a lightning storm, a trip through Italy or the intimate encounter with a flower, my hope is that people will feel the desire to 'walk' into my photos, either visually or emotionally. With the ability to portray a timeless wonder in my photography, I hope to share the magic of capturing a moment in time with others.