and Mediterranean Dreaming
Panarea and the Aeolian Islands:
Few places on the planet are as evocative of summer, joy, colour and happiness as the Mediterranean Sea coastline and especially its islands.
And the dramatic Aeolian Islands, forged by volcanic action that is still very much active today, are amongst the most unique and beautiful of the Mediterranean.
Panarea is the smallest of the Aeolian archipelago, a tiny dot in the ocean. It is a carefree, barefoot island of aching beauty, a paradise of whitewashed houses with colourful bougainvillea-lined terraces boasting some of the world’s best views of the sea, and clear skies with the brightest stars you can imagine.
It is truly the jewel in the crown of Italy’s myriads of stunning islands.
I have been photographing Panarea for decades, and there I find the quintessential Mediterranean vistas that I look for, with its unique qualities of light and colour which you can see on this page.
These images of the Panarea and the Aeolian Islands will imbue your home or office with light, and fill your lives with colour and happiness, enhancing your soul with that earthy and unique Mediterranean spirit and joy of living.
Illuminate your interiors with colours, light and joy
Whitewashed walls fringed with pink bougainvilleas, columns standing out against a sapphire blue sky, deckchairs placed on terraces overlooking the sea, colourful fishing boats on the jetty, lemons on a table.
The photographs from my Panarea collection will fill your life with sizzling Sicilian sunshine, joy, colour and happiness.
I strive to not just take images: I create dreams, I raise emotions, I evoke the Mediterranean and its ancient seafaring cultures to life.
See the collection of the most dream-like of Mediterranean images
See a fuller collection of my Panarea and Aeolian Island images on my Lightroom Gallery (external link)
Black & White images of the Mediterranean Aeolian Islands
I have also a sizeable collection of black and white images of Panarea and the Aeolian Islands which I have shot both on film as well as digital, over the past 30 years.
There is something immensely evocative and elemental of graphic aspect of monochrome that I find fits so well with the light of Sicily’s islands, with the deep tones of the skies and the dazzling whitewashed cuboid and Euclidian forms of the architecture.
Although most of my favourite images are in colour, I am still particularly fond of the aesthetic of black and white and I will always continue to evolve it.
These images are available as either unframed fine art prints on Hahnemülhe art paper, or ready to hang
as acrylic glass prints on an aluminium base, with or without a frame.
If you need to have the print shipped, an unframed print is the best option. They are museum quality archival giclée prints on Hahnemülhe fine art paper. Rolled up in a tube, they’re easy to send to anywhere in the world.
Acrylic glass prints
These are superlative, ultra high resolution prints, with the print bonded between 6mm of acrylic glass, and an 3mm aluminium dibond base. An aluminium bracket is on the back for hanging. They look sleek and modern with no frame.
Should you require a more classic style of framing with a mount and glass, then get in touch.
Beautiful Images of this most unique of islands
“Photographs to take your breath away”