About the Book
This photo album is dedicated to the diversity and variety of floral colours and shapes offered by the Muskokas on a warm August day in summer 2009. I once read that "flowers are how the earth smiles", and judging by their vibrancy, there was a lot to smile about that day.
Most of the photos were taken on the grounds of Beverly Woodroffe and Henk Tiesma's country home in Foot's Bay, and at the "Artful Garden" exhibition grounds near Bracebridge, Ontario. I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed that day.
Maurizio was born in Torino, Italy and landed in Canada in 1979 to attend college in Victoria, BC. After attending university, he eventually made Toronto his home town. He started developing an interest in photography early on, experimenting with black and white film and development techniques back in his early days of high-school. After a hiatus of several years, he returned to photography when early digital compacts started to become affordable. A few years ago he graduated to a Canon G9, and more recently a Nikon D90 DSLR. He hopes that someday, perhaps when retired, he might turn photography into more than a hobby. For now, he makes his living in Toronto as an IT executive in the healthcare sector. His other passions include travelling with his wife Jill, his two children Elena and Gabriel, cars, and wine. He generally prefers to shoot landscapes, nature, rural and urban architecture. All photography featured here was taken with his Nikon D90.