Click to preview CARNIVAL: FROM VENICE WITH LOVE Photography by Dennis Griffin photo book

This book is the result of photographing the winter celebration of Carnival in Venice for three years. I included many new images from Carnival 2010 that I haven't previously published, plus favorites and some new pictures from Carnival 2008 and 2009. My goal is to share the grandeur and majesty of Venetian Carnival with readers, and hopefully, inspire them to visit Venice and experience Carnevale di Venezia first hand.


About the Author

Dennis Griffin
studiogriffo Newbury Park, CA, USA

Dennis Griffin, a photographer for 40 years, is a native of Southern California. He founded Studio Griffoto in 2007 to market his fine art imagery. His award winning work spans nearly four decades and encompasses nature and landscape photography, form photography, travel photography and digital imaging. Mr. Griffin’s unique style and eye for composition are clearly reflected throughout the broad scope of his images captured in California, Hawaii and other parts of the United States, as well as France, Germany, and Italy.

To quote the artist: “I have always been fascinated by the interplay of color, design, and the magical effects of light and reflections. From the early days working in darkrooms smelling of acetic acid to the present using the immaculate technology of inkjet printers, my goal of making artful images has remained unchanged...a desire to capture the interplay of light and color to create unique images of beauty."

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twozerowest says

Some very nice images here. I first became interested in Carnevale after visiting Venice and seeing the masks in the shop windows there. I enjoyed photographing the empty masks wherever the vendors would let me so much that I finally decided to go and see the festival for myself in 2010. Theoretically I should have been to my fourth one in February but alas schedule conflicts prevented me from going in 2011 and 2013.

If you're interested, my images can be seen on my website:

And also on Flickr:

Cheers, and again, Fine work!

posted at 07:15am Mar 11 PST


studiogriffo says

Thank you codyrachel for your kind comments. As you can tell, the masks of Carnival are one of my favorite subjects. Do you have a web site. I would love to see some of your masks.

posted at 07:13pm May 24 PST


codyrachel says

what a beautiful book - as a maker of masks ... I can only express my envy for your seeing them in person - they & your photographs are beautiful

posted at 08:28pm May 21 PST

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