Art of Landscapes
The Tuscany Dilemma
When you visit a honeypot location, should you shoot the tried-and-tested classics, or look for something new?
Bas Meelker faces up to the reality of photographing in Tuscany.
It is early April and I am in the air, on my way from Amsterdam to Florence. In under two hours, I will be landing in a place that is not only of one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations but also one of the world’s photography hotspots: Tuscany. Who wouldn’t be drawn to the warm climate, stellar food and wine, and, of course, the classic Tuscan landscapes? With its rolling hills, beautiful villas and epic light, it’s a landscape photographer’s dream. Or is it?
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