In March 2011, I made my first independent trip overseas to Italy; this meant a lot to me both on a personal and spiritual level. I had been dreaming of traveling to Italy since I was in high school; I’ve always held a fascination for the ruins of ancient Rome.
At the time I made my trip, I was spiritually and emotionally drained. I needed a jump start to carry on with the next phase of my life; a life giving, spirit renewing infusion of good energy. This was my trip of a lifetime; I came back refreshed, renewed and ready to change my life for the better.
I took thousands of photos during my two weeks abroad, from your typical sightseeing to my own style of storytelling photos. I’ve always found art in the most commonplace scenes; for me, it is a matter of perception and almost anything can become art. In photography terms, it’s all about lighting, angles and composition.
Each photo has captured a moment in time never to be duplicated and always remembered.
The following photos are just a sampling of what I like to call “found art” I captured in Italy, including random shots of the colorful people I encountered – which in my eyes is art in and of itself. Each person has their own story; every time I look at these photos, I imagine a new and wonderful story to be told.