Hue is stuck at work today, sitting in front of our glowing screens. Bummer. We would much rather be out frolicking in the world, looking at art, trying on shoes, and smelling trees. But, to paraphrase our favorite tautology, a deadline is a deadline. We have taken heart, however, that on this gray day, we have some beautiful photographs to look at from a beautiful, exotic place.
That place would be Italy, where Ron Amato, chair of FIT’s program in Photography and the Digital Image, spent part of June. Hue has spent the day looking at his pictures and sighing. With longing. Like, a lot.
These two particular images were taken in Venice.
Amato also took some mouth-watering pictures of food:
And, to boot, a few lovely abstract images that make Hue happy in the most indescribable way, like this one taken in the Giardini di Boboli, in Florence:
Hue is also quite interested in the blog that Amato put together called, “FIT Students in Italy.” It is nice. Between June 3 and 23, Amato taught a for-credit course for students studying photography. The group traveled to Florence, Milan, and Como, and along the way Amato gave the students who traveled there with him assignments in the form of a theme—“Old and New,” for example, meant the picture should include things that are…you guessed it. The students got to practice looking and framing and thinking about how to make a bodacious picture, and now you can look too. And look and look and look. Here are the photos from that course.