From the Archives: People of Venice, Italy on March 21, 2009

A few weeks ago my friend Rachel of the blog Love, Rachel and I met up for happy hour and quickly started in on our favorite topic: travel. Rachel is a great photographer (plus overall great person), and just posted about her travels to London for the 2012 Olympics. Go check it out!

"The Students"

"The Students"

I was inspired to go back through old photosets from my travels and rediscovered one of my old series from my first trip to Italy called, “March 21, 2009.” With a nod to the great Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt, this series of candid black and white portraits explores the daily comings and goings of people in Venice one particular day in March.

"The Tourists"  This pair refused to speak or look at each other over breakfast. I can only imagine what the fight was about.

"The Tourists" 
This pair refused to speak or look at each other over breakfast. I can only imagine what the fight was about.

"The Man on his Walk to Work"  After proceeding to get lost in the back side streets and alleyways running alongside the canals, I came across this man who appeared to walking to work. It was bitterly cold that day and I watched as this man paused on his walk to stand in a sunny patch on the bridge for a while. 

"The Man on his Walk to Work" 
After proceeding to get lost in the back side streets and alleyways running alongside the canals, I came across this man who appeared to walking to work. It was bitterly cold that day and I watched as this man paused on his walk to stand in a sunny patch on the bridge for a while. 

"The Man at the Rialto Market"

"The Man at the Rialto Market"

"The Woman at the Top of St. Mark's Campanile"  Everyone dispersed around the viewing area at the top of the tower, St. Mark's Campanile. This woman came alone and watched i vaperetti for a while before quietly making her way back down to Piazza San Marco. 

"The Woman at the Top of St. Mark's Campanile" 
Everyone dispersed around the viewing area at the top of the tower, St. Mark's Campanile. This woman came alone and watched i vaperetti for a while before quietly making her way back down to Piazza San Marco

Also (not in Venice but from the same trip), here’s one of a cabby who fell asleep in front of the Duomo in Florence. 

"The Man and his Cab"

"The Man and his Cab"