Lucignano is a beautifully preserved small medieval town in an elliptical shape, with a lovely legend about a ‘love tree’ which promises happiness to married couples (which is why many Italians choose to get married here!). It is a gothic masterpiece which took 120 years to complete and can be found in the municipal museum. In 2010 the film “Certified Copy” with Juliette Binoche was filmed here.
Film | Kodak Portra 400 & Fuji Pro 400H
Lab | UK Film Lab
Rosie Reports. I am a 31-year-old Dutch photographer/journalist but divide my time between Holland and Italy (Tuscany) where I run B&B Casa Capanni (which is also a wedding venue) with my family and friends (who also divide their time between the two places). In Holland (Amersfoort) we also run a concept store, called ‘Capanni Lifestyle’, with products inspired by and used in the B&B, such as furniture and bed linen, but also accessories (both fashion and home decor) and clothing by designers such as Magnolia Pearl and Les Ours. We live a bohemian life in Casa Capanni and everything in the store reflects that. We love authentic, handmade, honest products. We also do interior decorating projects. The B&B is a beautiful holiday destination but also like a showroom in which you can spend the night; it was decorated by Capanni lifestyle’s interior designer (who is my mother).
I do the photography, PR, and website design amongst other things for Capanni (and of course I work in the B&B, which includes making beds!). So I also have my own company, which combines photography and journalism (I write for a Dutch magazine). Last year I discovered film photography and have been hooked from the moment I pressed the shutter of my ‘new’ Mamiya M645 1000S. I love the sharp f1.9 80mm lens that came with it. Nowadays, I also own a Mamiya 645 AF. I shoot both digital and analog, but I must admit that I think nothing can compete with film photography, especially when it comes to medium format cameras. I am what they call a ‘natural light photographer’ and nothing captures the light quite like film. I consider myself very lucky to live in Tuscany as a photographer/writer as there is no lack of inspiration here.