Get Featured: Jez Sullivan
Jez shares with us a little journey to see a side of Venice that you would not see in the tourist guides. Check it out.
I’m a London based returning photographer. My late mother was a cinema manageress in England in the 1950’s so I grew up with Cinema. I did film studies in college. So I think theres very much an escapist aesthetic to much of my work.
I’d been to Venice before a few years ago & taken pretty much the type of ‘postcard’ pictures everyone does. Before I went this time I watched Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 classic ‘Don’t Look Now’. The film is about a couple who lose their daughter & travel to Venice for the husbands work. They encounter two sisters, one who claims to be psychic who has a chilling premonition.
Watching the movie before my trip, really inspired me to seek out the darkness of Venice & to avoid the cliched ‘Postcard’ images & instead look inside this ancient city’s stillness & sense of foreboding.
The work was shot digitally & as modern cameras are far better in low light now. i was able to work at high ISO’s and avoid using a tripod. I spent many nights walking around Venice, skulking in the shadows.
More of my work can be seen at my website www.jezsullivan.com
Thanks for sharing your work with us, Jez. I now have a hankering to go and shoot very old cities in low light.
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