What you see on the screen is always just the tiny tip of an enormous planning iceberg. I still find it amazing, how much work actually goes into getting a few simple shots “in the can.” Alas, its the details that matter and there are plenty of them, even if its a “simple” independent shoot like ours. My mom’s cousin, Maria (or as everyone affectionately called her Zia Mari) was our home base and guardian angel in Illorai – feeding and lodging us, telling us stories; with humour and love, she was a very big and invaluable chunk of the making-of iceberg. Grazie Zia Mari!
Back in 2011 when this project began, I was lucky enough to trip around with my dad (and some new friends!) while they were all there, back in the old country, on a government sponsored trip. If you’re in this picture or if you know someone who is, please get in touch!