Wine photography is just one of the artistic elements to photograph while traveling in the South of France. Ancient doors, rustic shutters, wildflowers and colorful facades keep the eye in the continual movement to capture the glory. Could there be something better to capture than this? What about a story?
As a tour guide, I get to see people in their “lifestyles” as I go from one village to another. I consider this a perk to my job. Capturing simple life moments reminds me to enjoy my own simple moments. It is also one of the perks of travel; to see different lifetstyles. It opens up our senses, our awareness and, quite often, gives us inspiration when we go home to live the little things.
Whether it be a facial expression, a gesture, a look or even a bodily stance, there is a story behind the scene ready to be embraced. There is so much to see when travelling, other than the sites marked out in the guide books (or your private guide).
Take a little journey in Provence through a few of my own shots. This is my 2016/17 collection of “lifestyles” in Provence.
Sometimes people ask me what my favorite season is in Provence. I usually say spring as I love the wild flowers but when October comes around I am at awe with the ruby reds and golden yellows. An October tour in Provence provides stunning colors and a quieter, less busy touristy atmosphere.
Yesterday morning, while walking the ancient Roman road near my house in Cavaillon, I stumbled upon more than ancient ruins. Not just one, not just two but a handful of lavender plants here and there. Surrounded by pine trees, thyme and limestone blocks from the Roman quarry I couldn’t help to marvel at this hidden lavender holding on to its fading purple flowers as if to give the curious wanderer one more treasure before winter arrives.