Ghosts of Pompeii
Photographs by Vince & Lynn Mattina
by Vince Mattina
About the Book
Photography & insights on the city of Pompeii. The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in the year AD 79. The eruption buried Pompeii under 13 to 20 ft of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2,500,000 visitors every year.
In 1987 I graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design with a degree in illustration & minor in fine art. I am an print designer and art director in O.C., Ca. With over 2 decades of experience, I have designed and directed everything from packaging and identities to advertising campaigns and marketing campaigns. I specialize in package design, concept development, and strategic branding. I am also a published photographer, a sculptor currently on display at the Muzeo Museum and have had my digital collage in a local gallery.