Lemons, Lantern and Stromboli

A limited edition Aeolian Island dreamscape

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Lemons, Lantern and Stromboli

This view of Panarea by Adam Butler is available in any custom size in a single panel up to 240 x 500cm. Please contact me for details

I initially shot Lemons, Lantern and Stromboli on film in 1996. I envisaged it to be a pair with my “Lemons, Bottle and Stromboli” image which I had taken the previous year. The images work perfectly as a pair and in fact many collectors have bought both of these images together. I am pleased to say that this image has proven over the years to have been one of my most popular and best loved images.

My inspiration for Lemons, Lantern and Stromboli were the luscious colours, along with the textures and contrasts of light The yellow forms and tones of the lantern and the lemons are in balance each other, with the fulcrum being the conical and perfectly symmetrical shape of Stromboli on the horizon. The streaky clouds add interest and dynamism to the otherwise pure, unadulterated blue of the Mediterranean sky. See more of this series in my Aeolian Still Lifes gallery.

I used my trusty Hasselblad 500C/M camera for this image, with the superlative Zeiss Sonnar 150mm lens. This is the camera used on the Apollo space missions for those iconic Moon landing images! It houses a square format 6 x 6cm film, over 4 times larger than traditional 35mm film size, therefore giving the resulting images incredible quality of fine detail and richness of colour. Something I love and try to replicate today using mirrorless digital cameras by my preferred use of tilt shift lenses.

I was awarded the special prize for photography for this image at the SAAC exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh in 1996. Something I am very proud of!

Bougainvillea, Terrace and Stromboli



Lose yourself in the Mediterranean and the very essence of the Aeolian Islands with Adam’s sunny and unique collection of the pristinely beautiful Panarea

Limited edition

This image is in a limited edition of 100.

Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity which also signed, numbered and dated.

All of my prints are signed with edition number and title beneath the printed area, which you can decide whether or not to show when mounting and framing. See a video of me doing this.

Acrylic glass prints will have a small and faint embedded digital signature at lower right or lower left.

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Each print is either printed by me, or in professional labs in the UK or Europe, and each is carefully checked before sending it out to you.

Your print also comes with a lifetime guarantee*.

Unframed prints are shipped out to you in cardboard tubes, framed or mounted pictures in specially made crates.

*Assuming they are not left in direct sunlight or in excessively humid locations.

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I always have a selection of images in my house in central London that you can come to see in real life before committing to a purchase. Contact me to arrange a viewing.

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