A model shoot in Venice was my dream for many years. I love this city, however I was wanting a photo story that goes beyond St. Mark’s square and its immediate surroundings, the part of Venice favoured by the hundred and hundreds of tourist who too often seem to ignore how fragile this city is, and how it needs to be respected and protected. We met wonderful locals that took us into their hearts. Our wedding shoot was taken far from the maddening crowd taking in the unusual glimpses into unknown corners of the city all this contributed to illustrate the layers that Venice has, it’s the café owners, the chic locals, the decaying doors, the empty squares, photos of areas that cannot be grasped when touring the city a few hours and quickly embarking on a cruise ship, Venice is a city of discovery, as my wife puts it, “it’s like finding a surprise party around every corner”