Salina is a small Italian island off the coast of Sicily, one of the chain of volcanic Aeolian islands that Mt Stromboli is part of.

Two extinct volcanoes define the topology of the island, which is no more than about four miles wide, with five small villages dispersed along the coast.

I rented a remote house there for two weeks in the autumn of 2010, attracted by the propect of switching to a different rhythm, allowing myself to explore, read, cook, and meditate.

These series of photographs and writings are the result of my experience, punctuated by my meandering imagination, and quest for seafood.

* Note, the images seen here were produced by a digital/analog workflow that allowed me to post them to the internet from my digital camera without the aid of a computer. The artifacts you see are a legacy of that process. View my archive for the conventionally processed photographs