Venice Sunrise, Film Photography by Bill Wierzalis
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Getting up before dawn in August, I was hoping there would be very little boat traffic on the Grand Canal. That was the only way to get the reflection off the water of Santa Monica della Salute, an important church built as a thank you note after the plague.
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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!”