My most recent visit to Italy was in September 2011. The country was in the throes of one of the worst economic crises in its history but, at the same time, was celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unified Italian state.
The idea for this book occurred to me after this most recent visit to the country. In the course of a total of 11 visits to Italy I had captured many thousands of images of various regions of the country and it seemed like a good idea to put together a collection of my favourites. At the same time I have tried to include some to illustrate different aspects of Italian history and culture. In addition, I have used as many images as possible that are different from the straightforward postcard type views. This volume will appeal to all Italophiles and neutrals alike.
The images were taken over the period 1986-2011 on colour transparency and print films and, during the 2011 visit, on the digital medium.
Leonard Ferguson has been a keen amateur photographer for over thirty years. His particular interests are landscape and architectural photography.
FOUNTAINS of ROME Published October 20, 2015
ROME: Published April 26, 2015
Cities of EMILIA-ROMAGNA Published January 27, 2015
México: Colonial to Modern Published May 22, 2014
México Published March 29, 2014
Italian Journeys: Northern Italy Published January 27, 2013
In the Shadow of Vesuvius Published December 31, 2012
Into the Digital Age Photographs 2010-2012 Published November 30, 2012