Summer is drawing to an end, and just for little bit more time we want to cherish those sun-kissed days before the first colourful autumn leaves appear in front of our windows. So just right in time for that we present you the images of London based Valentina Gurian, who decided to spent her summer back home in Italy, capturing typical moments that characterize summertime in the north-middle of Italy.
“I’m Valentina, I’m 27 and I live in London but I’m originally from Venice, Italy. After spending the whole lockdown in the UK I decided to go back to Italy for a couple of weeks to spend the summer with my friends and family, I grew up close to the seaside and it’s safe to say the sea is one of the things I miss most and I always tell my English friends about how summer in Italy is special and unique, so I brought my analog camera with me to Venice and Riviera Romagnola to try to catch the typical moments that characterize summertime in the north-middle of Italy; midnight pasta, old people sunbathing, crosswords at the beach, drinks by the canal. All these things could look traditional and part of a routine for Italian people still living in the country but living these moments for me after I moved out of Italy made me appreciate them like never before, especially in these weird times we’re going through, I think that taking a moment to enjoy the most simple things is really bliss.”
Pictures were shot with Olympus m1.
Valentina also has an analog diary called Quarantinemagazine