A well-dressed Venetian man exuding confidence and charm
Not many people know but I lived near Venice in a city called Treviso for 2 years. I know Venice quite well and the city holds a special place in my heart not only because Italy is the birthplace of my ancestors but because Italy as a whole is one of the most magical and magnificent places in this world. The whole country is so rich in culture, colors, history, people, and delicious food all around.
During my visit in Italy in 2018 photoshoot in San Mark’s Square in Venice, this Venetian gentleman was walking by and I asked for a photo. He said, yes and quickly got into position, then put his cigar on his mouth and his stick under his arm and looked at me.
I took 2 photos and it was just super quick. I was nervous and hoping my settings on the camera weren’t overexposed or wrong because I knew I had only a few seconds. But thankfully it was fine.
I thanked him and he walked away. The next day I saw him around the same time walking in the same area, looking super elegant like before, probably going to get his breakfast somewhere while enjoying the views of his magnificent hometown.
Venice is one of those places you will never get tired of the view. I thought he looked absolutely amazing and I was really nervous in case he said no. But you never know until you ask. This photo is something I really love because it shows this gentleman’s class, confidence and beauty in the most natural way. Makes me wonder what my grand parents looked like when they lived in Italy. Quite nostalgic in a way.
This is why people need to exist in photos. I wish I could track him down again and gift this to him or his loved ones.
If you happen to know him or have seen him in Venice please get in touch. He surely is a local and lives very close to the Basilica.
I saw him on St Mark’s Square back in May 2018 going towards the Grand canal. I know it is a long shot, but I’d love to get in touch.
If you haven’t been I highly recommend whenever you get the opportunity.