Photo Essay: Lake Garda, Italy by Simon Bray

"There is a sense of calm that overwhelms you upon being in such close proximity to a significant mass of peaceful water such as Lake Garda. For me, it’s a sense of awe that supersedes any response I may have to man made marvels, to art or music or architecture, something that aids the sense of one’s place within the grander scheme of things. [...]

It was a desire to encapsulate and treasure that calm blue-ness in it’s many undulating forms that prompted these images, taken during a period of seven days, many as part of the ‘Four Lakes Drive’ circling Lake Garda." - Simon Bray

Lago d'Idro
Lago d'Idro
Lake from Riva
Lake from Riva
Riva del Garda
Riva del Garda
Sirmione Castle
Sirmione Castle
Salo
Salo
Lago d'Idro
Lago d'Idro
Sale Waters Edge
Sale Waters Edge
Lake Garda from Peschiera
Lake Garda from Peschiera
Sirnione Tree.jpg
Sirnione Tree.jpg
Lago di Valvestino 2
Lago di Valvestino 2

Simon has collated a selection of the images taken around Lake Garda into a publication titled 'Italy'. A5, 24 page, uncoated 120gsm paper. 1st and only print edition of 75. Hand numbered.

The book is available with free UK shipping from: www.simonbrayphotography.bigcartel.com

Simon Bray
Simon Bray

I'm Simon Bray, a landscape and documentary photographer. I'm currently working on two projects, a landscapes collaboration with an artist, and a documentary project exploring loss and grief. I live in Manchester with my wife Sarah and I also manage The Anchor Coffee House.

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