Orvieto holds its own grandor in the architecture and rich cultural background. While there was an abundance of beauty; from narrow streets, beautiful churches and historical palaces, I decided to mostly focus on my interactions with the proud city’s people and my film camera. There is something quite special about the relationship between film photography and the subject it is capturing.There is no going back and deleting that shot because there is no instant gratification with analog photography. The settings I choose, the stance I take, the composition I see forming and eventually capture, rests in that film forever. I had to be particularly aware of my environment as to avoid missing any given instant while shooting with my film camera.
Although I had to wait a week to finally see all the shots I took on my film camera, you can imagine how wonderfully pleased I was to see such unique moments and people from my developed roll. I can only hope that others who visit always take the time to find those unrepeated, quirky seconds of time whether it is through your camera or your eyes alone.
My name is Jaycee Grider and I am from Reno, Nevada, USA. I study journalism back in the states at my local school: the University of Nevada, Reno. For the next three months, I will be living here in Viterbo as an exchange student and I’ll be traveling around Italy as well as surrounding countries. Thus far my travel abroad experience has been wonderful. Viterbo already has a very special place in my heart.
Mi chiamo Jaycee Grider e vengo da Reno, Nevada, USA. Studio giornalismo negli Stati Uniti presso l’Università del Nevada, Reno. Per i prossimi tre mesi, vivrò qui a Viterbo come studente di scambio e viaggerò in Italia e nei paesi circostanti. Finora la mia esperienza di viaggio all’estero è stata meravigliosa. Viterbo ha già un posto molto speciale nel mio cuore.