Tropea, Calabria Dinner, Film Photography by Bill Wierzalis
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Tropea, Calabria Dinner
This typical dinner setting in an alleyway begs you to pull up a chair and experience "dolce far niente" (doing nothing and enjoying it) which it seems like the Italians are born with. Laundry hanging out, parked motor bike and green chair for the head of the table all state, "This is the Italy I love!"
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About the Artist:
Shooting with my 1972 Nikkormat 35 mm camera, I embrace the lost art of film processing and printing. I’m keeping it alive by teaching a beginning and an advanced class of color film printing at Full Circle Fine Art Services in Baltimore. With so much digital imagery in the world, my students love the slowness of this hands on process and the mystery of the darkroom.
I’ve been fortunate to share my images and stories with many at art festivals and quite a few ask, “Do you only do photographs from Italy?” I’ll mention that I also have images of Baltimore and when I show them photos of Mt. Vernon Place, they’ll say; “Oh, I thought that was Paris!”