Experiencing Tuscany with film just felt right. Of all of the places I’ve been, Tuscany has a quiet simplicity that I can’t seem to find elsewhere. It’s a combination of its traditions, its picturesque landscape, and peaceful way of life. Because of this, it was important for me to experience Tuscany through an art that’s as timeless as the region itself— film.
In a digital age of instant gratification with the potential for endless photos, shooting film was especially meaningful here because each shot required more care and attention to get it right the first time (at least for me, as a novice film photographer). With the extra seconds it took to plan, compose, and take each photograph, I had extra time to savor and appreciate a moment I might have rushed past.
In the way that film makes me slow down, Tuscany only reinforced that mentality. Whether a rolling hill or a single grape, everything is precious and timeless.
As a 2014 DaVinci Storyteller, this post was written in partnership with DaVinci Wine.