It’s live in my print shop, one of my dearest images, the cover image of Italian Joy. It’s a 30cm x 40cm limited edition silver gelatin print of 30, signed and numbered, printed by Paris master printer Toros till sold out.
The Story Behind The image
I almost walked away from this photo.
I was in Naples and had been shooting all day. I was dog tired, light fading, legs and back aching and I still didn’t have the photo I wanted in the bag. I wanted something special, full of emotions and joy. I started to put my camera away and then made a promise to myself.. Just stay till the next scooter passes and then you can go.. And around the corner came these two with love in their hearts and happiness on their faces.. And when I printed this in the dark room I was the happiest girl on the block.
It became the cover of Italian Joy when it was published in 2004 as it symbolised the joy, happiness and freedom that I saw and felt living in Italy.
You can make it yours here.