NYMPHS BECOMING CICADAS

Dried nymph shells remain attached to an olive tree after the nymphs have moulted and cicadas have emerged and moved into the upper branches to find their mates. Nymphs live for up to 17 years underground living off the sap of the roots of trees...

Gargano Promontory, Puglia, Italy

The Gargano Promontory in northern Puglia stretches about 65 kilometres into the Adriatic Ocean on the west coast of Italy. In 1995, almost all of the promontory was declared a national park including the Umbra forest. At 11,000 hectares, this is one of the largest forests...

SYMBIOSIS

Lichens are symbiotic communities of vastly different organisms that have evolved intimately together for billions of years. The fungus provides shelter, water and nutrients. The algae (or sometimes cyanobacteria) provides energy in the form of sugar from photosynthesis. Just recently scientists discovered that most lichens...

Show your self to yourself: Self-portrait Workshop
I know myself now, and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities, A still and quiet conscience. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII Is looking at a photograph of yourself difficult for you? Are you very self-critical? Would you like to change this?
The Italian Way

We came across a farmer sitting under a cherry tree on a trail that follows the Roman aqueduct between Colepino and Spello in Umbria. He said that he was having trouble keeping the birds away from his cherries so he decided to sit there and...

A Feather in my Step

I have just published my first book. A Feather in my Step is a series of self-portraits taken over a period of ten years. Each portrait marked a rite of passage on what I soon realised was a pilgrimage of sorts that ultimately became an...