Whether of teenagers making the most of their long-awaited summer break, adults blending in with the quaint, sun-kissed beaches of their native Naples, or elderly spending their day between a game of cards and a refreshing dip in the sea, the photographs garnered in this volume are a love letter to the beauty that lies in looking, and looking carefully. Stuffing your eyes with wonder every day as if it were your last.
In Wright’s exploration of the Italian destination, beaming glimpses of the Gulf of Naples are juxtaposed with riveting scenes capturing the ferment that propagates from the industrial port, located in the southern part of the city, all the way to its beating heart and beyond, up to the leafy top of Capodimonte. In his eye, the miniature, urban sanctuaries dwelling in the creeks of the oldest streets of Napoli are just as telling of the infectious feel of the town as the natural coves of its bay and the joy unleashed by the youngsters diving in its crystal-clear waters.
Sam Wright discovered his passion for photography while capturing DIY punk performances in pub basements within his hometown of Sheffield. His approach to photography is grounded in storytelling, fostering connections with individuals and locations, and discovering elegance in the mundane and often overlooked aspects of life.
Sam's work is characterized by a meticulous, stylized, vibrant, and tangible approach that he employs across a range of personal, editorial, and commissioned projects. His photography is rooted in a deep appreciation for stunning light, whether it is naturally occurring or artificially produced.
Sam's creative achievements have been acknowledged by respected awards and galleries such as The National Portrait Gallery, D&AD Awards, Lürzer's Archive, Creative Review, It's Nice That, Palm Studios, and The AOP Awards, among others.
This product ships week commencing May 15th 2023.