photos are a collection of intimate portraits and
landscapes shot along the Mediterranean coast during the summer.
It’s a very personal series, and forms part of our first photo
book. They should take your mind to places – like Sicily, Hydra and
Formentera – that you can feel and smell just by looking at
And although the world is changing fast, life under the sun is
still about simple pleasures. In the Mediterranean it’s easy to
disconnect from your daily routine. The slower pace of life seems
to have an effect on the mind: the most normal things – such as
having a conversation with a stranger, smoking a cigarette or
drinking an ice-cold white wine – feel much more charged.
Europe has such a varied coastline, and the places we visited
were a mix of resorts with a cultural relevance and legendary
islands with history. But we also ventured to places which were
completely off the beaten track, like Filicudi, one of the
lesser-known Aeolian Islands. We spent a week there, and even some
of our Italian friends were totally clueless when we asked if they
knew of this place.
Meanwhile Hydra in Greece has a long history as an artist’s
escape – it’s just over one hour from Athens and has a lively
cosmopolitan atmosphere. We decided that this would be the perfect
place to have our official book launch and open-air exhibition
(coming in September) – right under the sun and in a place that
cannot fail to inspire.