BetterPhoto Member: Diane Epstein


member since July 09, 2004

Diane Epstein, M.A. is a photographer specialzing in images of Italy and has made Rome her home since 1995. She assists individuals and private groups with their creative pursuits, offering creative coaching, photo and culinary journeys in Italy. She also does private photo shoots in Italy including "As the Romans Do Culinary Adventures", where she goes to the outdoor markets, piazzas, and hidden treasures, bringing to life the culture of food, recording the experiences of those who have chosen to taste, feel, touch and see Rome as the Romans do.

Diane has had several solo photography shows in Italy including exhibits at the American Academy, the Belgian Ambassador's Residence, John Cabot University, and Il Chiostro Boccarini in Amelia, Umbria, and has recently been hired to shoot the Venice Biennale. Visit Diane's more extensive photo gallery at: http:www.ItalyTravelandPhoto.com

-Diane Epstein

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Pantheon Light

Pantheon Light
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Synagogue Sunset

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Paris in the Rain


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Rosso Reflection

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I Beg of You

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Pomodori Freschi

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Ancient Door Knob

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 Roman Cauliflower

Roman Cauliflower
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Cappuccino Anyone

Cappuccino Anyone
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Aventino Fountain

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Lacey and Blue

Lacey and Blue
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Ambassador

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A Sacred Corner

A Sacred Corner
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Sunflower Field

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Bio

"With my camera in tow I often leave my home without a destination. I wander over the stone bridges, through the narrow, crooked streets of Rome until I find myself in a magnificent piazza. While observing everything around me it is as though I have a sixth sense, a new perspective. I become aware of the flush in the woman's face as she hangs her laundry in the window sill above, the golden crack in the fresco wall, the shadow that reflects through the archway in the ancient courtyard, the light that illuminates the fabric on a street artist quietly entertaining people, or the bountiful fruit in the rickety, wooden stands that beg you to partake of its sweet, juicy pleasure.

I never thought I could live in a big, bustling city until I came to live in Rome. Perhaps it is the water that keeps me here. It continually flows over the weathered, naked stone, and reaches a part of me that at other times is inaccessible. The arching fountains suddenly appear out of nowhere, appeasing my thirst and filling my spirit. It is always the colors -- the burnt apricot, tangerine, corals, and saffrons against the azure sky -- that warm me, that keep me awake and satisfied.

I am touched by the simple genius of a worn down mosaic floor or the texture and grandeur of the immense Roman columns. I am continually surprised by what I discover around every turn, and it is difficult to imagine ever running out of things to see and photograph in the Eternal City and it's splendid surroundings.

When I am overwhelmed by the chaos, the noise, and constant movement, I slip into a courtyard or back alley, or I escape to the sanctuary of my home, gather all the tasty vegetables, fruits and herbs I have collected at the markets to enjoy the culinary delights that Italy has in abundance".

I am available to do commission work in Italy, including historical monuments, piazzas, fountains, outdoor markets, food and characteristic Italian people and settings for web-sites, design projects, exhibitions, events, advertising campaigns, collectors, as well as private photo tours and retreats in Rome and the Italian countryside.

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