Tuscany, its familiar scenery has become almost synonymous with Italy itself! Tuscan farms, rolling hills and cypress trees all characterize this region in the heart of Italy. But there is something about the quality of light on the landscape that makes it a special place for photographers. I visited the region once briefly in 1998 on my first trip to Italy and briefly again in 2005. But it was not until the fall of 2014 when I had time to explore the region with a car for a week that I truly saw the real character of the place.
Although the changing colors can be fundamental to the composition of many photographs of Tuscany; it is the light, shadows and tonalities that are the true elements. When a scene is reduced to black and white, the structural bare bones are these elements.
In this collection of images, I have tried to capture the subtle tonalities and interplay of light and shadows on the land. Some of these images were taken years ago with black and white film and others are more recent and are the product of digital conversion of images captured in color. In either case, I have tried to convey the feel of that special quality of light that is uniquely Tuscany.