The italian director of a museum in Florence asked me to do a portrait together with his 11 year-old son.
I did this picture in the private garden of the family. A lush tuscan garden in the Chianti area - just outside of Florence. On their terrace I saw this wonderful old wooden table and I´ve got the idea to let them sit together with a book. All white shirts and as a contrast to the ambiance - kind of reduced aesthetics. That´s also why I chose black and white. The summer green of the garden should stand back.
The black and white version of my picture keeps the focus on the 2 persons. Father and Son are much stronger here.