The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed many of the trips I wanted to take this year. Europe is still banning travelers from the USA, so the Old Continent is off-limits for the time being. There are some benefits to this forced grounding – I found the time to process some of the photos I’ve taken over the years that were waiting for… my retirement, probably, before seeing the light of a computer screen.

I am starting a series of posts showcasing these images. I hope you will like them – and maybe they will entice you to travel there when the pandemic is over.

The first posts are images from Burano – a small island in the Venice Lagoon renowned for its colored buildings and the famous Burano lace. Photos from May 2018. Enjoy!

For 14 years, the Kansas City Fringe Festival has brought together aspiring and established artists to create a Babel Tower of picturesque, loud, funny and uncensored art. I have been one of the festival’s many volunteer photographers for the past eight years, and I have enjoyed recording this unbelievable art scene that takes over the city for two weeks in July. I created the “Fantastic Fringe” series from some of my artists’ photos, using image manipulation to create a visual extension of their performances, as I perceive it. The images are part of the Visual Arts Exhibition at Union Station in KCMO, which runs from July 15 to July 29, 2018. Enjoy!