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Gelato

In an afternoon haze of warm sunshine and cold white wine I was struck by this man's childlike enjoyment of his ice cream. His closed eyes heighten his sense of pleasure and the shadow cast by a running boy calls this old man perhaps to his youth, memories freshened by taste buds. For me, the scene was quintessentially Italia. From his carefree seat in this salt air battered doorway, the mindfulness and pleasure of living in the moment, and his body confident swimwear this was a moment I had to capture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2017
Photo Location: Vernazza, Italy
Camera: Canon EOS 750D
Copyright: © EDDIE SMITH