Luca Moretti is an Italian photographer who was born & lives in Tuscany. this past summer he took a series of photos on Elba, an Italian island close to where he lives. it took me straight back to holidays i have been lucky to have in Italy and elsewhere on the Mediterranean coast. what’s nice is that it seems like there aren’t any tourists in these shots, just locals enjoying their summer holidays. time for a gelato in the sun methinks.
Living in front of the sea is not just like being surrounded by it, to reach an island is another thing. The idea of escaping or going elsewhere, also if very near to home, only an island can give it. Elba Island is near to my place; during the clear days, when Tramontane or Mistral winds blow, I can see it also from my house and it is usually enough. But this was the longest summer, so one day I decided to take the ferry and to be surrounded by Tyrrhenian sea.
see the rest of his work at his website.
photos by Luca Moretti