Tre: Sicilian Trios

September 15, 201

We’re the Three Best Friends

That Anyone Could Have

We’re the Three Best Friends

That Anyone Could Have…

Stoop sitters in Sicily, copyright Jann HuizengaSicilian Children Sitting on Stoop, copyright Jann Huizenga

Three young Sicilian Men, copyright Jann Huizenga

Three old Sicilian Men, copyright Jann HuizengaSicilians Sweeping the Street, copyright Jann HuizengaThree Sicilian Men by the Sea, copyright Jann HuizengaThree Sicilians in Doorway, copyright Jann HuizengaClick to subscribe to BaroqueSicily.

35 comments to Tre: Sicilian Trios

  • catherine billups

    While having my hair done this morning (something I hate) I was delighted to see a 6 page spread in this month’s Italian Marie Claire by one of my favorite photographers and an old friend from Pennsylvania-Larry Fink. A purist, works only in black and white and does platinum prints. His book ‘The Vanities’ is from so the world of pure black and white photography has not disappeared. I think your book on Siciy would be great.

  • catherine billups

    Jann, I definitely think that we are in the digital age and photoshopping everything but that doesn’t change my preference for pure untouched photography. Unfortunately, I got my M.F.A. in photography before digital so I am in a time warp.

    • Jann

      Catherine, you have an MFA in photography!!?? Wow, I’m humbled, in that case! I know exactly what you’re saying about photoshopping, and feel pretty much the same way for the most part, though I can’t say I’m averse to a little tweaking.

  • Dennis Berry

    My favorite is the Randazzo. Big Sister is watching you.


  • Oh, you’re teaching us to count in Italian! As long as we don’t get into higher mathematics…although that last photo is some sort of bending of the counting rules, I think. Delightful, real, engaging observations as usual, janina…but nothing is usual here: it’s all so much better than usual when observed through your eyes and recorded through your lens.

  • cemal karahan

    Yes,Jann, the camera may work but it is not likely that we can find the films it needs.Cameras have changed, Russia has changed, Hungary has changed and Turkey has changed ,too….!

  • cemal karahan

    Actually ,these black and white photos of yours , Jann, introduce us nostalgic moments that we had before 1980’s, the date which we started using colour films gradually and in those times, using the camera I bought in 1970 (Lubitel , Russian )I had satisfactory amount of photos….! The film that I used were not American because of the size, it was Hungarian, Orwo. Thanks for the pictures, lovely…!

  • catherine billups

    Just to clarify my comment about Facebook, I have a couple of friends who are very fine photographers and show their photographs on their websites, in their newsletters and on FB along with information regarding their cooking schools, tours, etc. It is all part of the marketing of their products.

    I see your photographs as pure. You are not selling anything. More like Cartier Bresson.

    • Jann

      πŸ™‚ Catherine, that’s very sweet of you to say. But I’m not sure how much longer the “pure” thing will last! πŸ™

      I’d love to put together a book of Sicily photos in the future am looking into other creative outlets…

  • catherine billups

    Glad you are not on Facebook where the photos shown are not at the level of yours: It would be like showing in a gallery of painted velvet.

  • Pina Marra

    And I love the second picture, the one with the three children sitting on the step…

  • Giovanna VOLPE

    Ciao, you have caught “the italian way of life!!!!!!!!!!!!” MERCI

  • It’s like your photos are a mini-essay — they say so much. Poetry in photographs. I so look forward to your posts.

  • Gian Banchero

    What I really like about your photos is that unlike many photographers you shoot the subject face-on, not the back of their heads, hence presented are photos with extra depth. Grazie!

    • Jann

      Back of their heads? πŸ™‚ I’ve shot plenty of those, too (usually by mistake)! For every decent photo I shoot, there are 100 baddies! Thanks a million for commenting.

  • —I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS. Superb.
    I love the three young good lookin’ guys. Oh La La. x

  • Jann, you’ve done it again! You’ve inspired your readers to come up with their own story behind each of these wonderful captures! Again, I have to say the black and white is really effective in conveying the atmosphere of these shots. My favorite is the one with the little guy with the broom! Love it! πŸ™‚

  • Fabulous theme and amazing photos… you continue to delight with your endless creativity and truly gifted eye.

  • Ciao Jann! Lovely photos. No words are necessary they speak volumes by themselves. If you ever decide to jump into Facebook I have a “Diario di una studentessa matta” page where I love to share lovely blog posts this one…in fact I have shared with my readers several of your lovely posts!


    I’m also posting on twitter these days but only in Italian! 140 words in Italian a day is good practice! (italiamelissa) jump in the water is fine! a presto! Melissa

    • Jann

      Hi Melissa–thanks so much for sharing my posts. Your blog is a fabulous place for advanced learners of Italian to hone their skills! I can’t imagine twittering in English, much less Italian! BRAVA!

  • I love these photos, Jann. They are so Sicily. I especially like the energy in the the photo of the three young menβ€”the third (of course!) photo from the top. The three Musketeers. Susan

  • Sam

    I love that tough guy with a broom in the 5th photo.

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