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notes on italy, 3

May 26, 2011

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as you can see, evenings in camogli were incredible.

and the best part? the prospect of dinner ahead… i had one meal at cucina di nonna nina which is in san rocco (mentioned yesterday), where everything is made in-house, and i had a plate of ravioli di pesce (seafood ravioli) that made my eyes roll back in my head. another night, after negronis by the harbor, we had dinner at ristorante da paolo in the center of camogli. some house vino bianco, followed by more hand-made pasta, and then i ordered a whole local fish baked in salt. it was swiftly and expertly de-boned at the table by that lady you see above, an older, kind woman who was clearly running the place. i felt like i was eating in the home of someone’s nonna.

these restaurants are unassuming, there’s nothing fancy, but they’re welcoming and vibrant. the focus is on the food, as it should be.

  1. May 26, 2011 6:55 pm

    I am daydreaming…

  2. May 26, 2011 7:00 pm

    These are all so incredible, but that top photo? yowza.

  3. May 26, 2011 7:12 pm

    man! i´m loving your italian views!

  4. May 26, 2011 7:35 pm

    that is one heavenly set of photos. just gorgeous! i esp love that first shot-such a great lead in of what’s to come…

  5. May 26, 2011 7:37 pm

    The shot with the shutters open and the view beyond? Stunning.

  6. Christie Brewster permalink
    May 26, 2011 7:38 pm

    Stunning pictures Brian. ‘Notes on Italy 3’ is by far my favourite so far. Love the first picture in this set. Keep them coming!

  7. May 26, 2011 7:49 pm

    Damn!! These are excellent.

  8. May 26, 2011 7:56 pm

    you are killing me.

  9. May 26, 2011 7:57 pm

    Looooove the first one, such a gorgeous peek through….so nostalgic :)

  10. May 26, 2011 8:13 pm

    I am simply blown away by this Italy collection of yours. They just keep getting better.

  11. May 26, 2011 8:15 pm

    Oh my god these are stunning Brian. I love the first one especially.

  12. May 26, 2011 9:32 pm

    Well, Congratulations for another “Feel Good” post

  13. May 26, 2011 10:17 pm

    well, you know… it looks ok…

  14. May 27, 2011 12:12 am

    Um…yes please. The roses shot makes my soul flutter.

  15. May 27, 2011 12:18 am

    ps. just found you, just flipped through your book. i officially love your work. thanks.

  16. May 27, 2011 12:24 am

    these italy photos are incredibly good. you’re killing me as i sit here w/ a cold turkey sandwich.

    can’t wait to see more! amazing

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  18. May 27, 2011 4:46 am

    idk if you respond to questions, but i was wondering what the price range of the meals you had at these restaurants were? the photos make make me want to try these places firsthand (:

  19. May 27, 2011 5:45 am

    Love this home feeling so much~

  20. May 27, 2011 6:18 am

    Oh god, I can almost smell the summer air. Beautiful photos, as always.

  21. May 27, 2011 8:51 am

    I had the pleasure of spending a 3-day weekend a couple years back in Italy to shoot a wedding. The prospect of dinner every evening, was indeed one of the highlights. I came back with a totally new approaching to cooking Italian.

    This series has been truly amazing!

  22. May 27, 2011 9:11 am

    Beautiful views Brian, that sea is making me dizzy! And the pasta al pesto.. oh man!

  23. May 27, 2011 9:23 am

    These photos literally just made me moan aloud. Thank you :)

  24. May 27, 2011 9:47 am

    I really really like your photos about Italy. So beautiful and wonderful.

  25. May 27, 2011 2:58 pm

    The light in the first photo is magical. It looks like a Maxfield Parrish illustration. Really beautiful.

  26. May 30, 2011 5:13 am

    I lived in Italy for 2 years… you are spot on with your observations. I’m happy to re-live some memories through this post… but now I’m sadly not satisfied with my burrito. :)


  27. May 30, 2011 8:43 am

    amazing shots brian! were you using FujiPro 400H on all your italy photos?

    • May 30, 2011 9:46 am

      thanks fran. i didn’t use any fujipro 400H actually. i shot all different films – portra 160, portra 400, fuji reala 100, kodak ektar 100…

      • June 1, 2011 5:36 pm

        interesting! most of them came out with almost the same tones or was it the scanning? stunning images!

  28. June 13, 2011 12:44 am

    such beauty in these, love them

  29. July 15, 2011 1:16 pm

    thank you. i have wonderful memories from years ago in camogli and these images are bringing tears to my eyes.


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