My wife Rebecca and I were lucky to spend three weeks in Tuscany after we had stopped at Lake Como for a few days. We stayed in Poppi (where we got married) for a while and then moved on to the beautiful Val d’Orcia valley.
It’s incredible to think about how much I learned about life on this trip. I learned about how important it is to simplify as much as possible, to cut out negativity and enjoy good simple things. I learned about how little material things I need to be happy. It’s actually even less than I had awareness for already. And I learned about following my destiny. I learned about how effortless and wondrous every day is if you are able to spend it with the person you’re made for. I feel incredibly blessed and thankful for my wife, more than I could ever express with words.
I also cannot believe how addictive this travel bug is. We had been gone from home for so long and even I was really looking forward to being back towards the end of the trip, I also couldn’t wait to pack up and go again the next time. What a dream come true it would be to be able to invest a whole year realizing the book project I am planning since months now and thinking about so much. I have so many ideas about it already and I cannot wait to start working on it.
I felt so much confirmation this year that photography is what I am supposed to do and share in my life. The world is so beautiful and I love to tell people about it through my work. It almost feels like wasting my lifetime to not do it with all my heart and soul.
All the images below were taken with the Hasselblad 503CW and the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 on Kodak Portra 400, scanned and processed by Richard Photo Lab in California: