Venice and its Lagoon

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The photos date from 1970 to 1990. Serge Bassenko spent 20 years shooting Venice and its lagoon. For love. His pictures show the moving and inner Venice of the Venetians at the time: quiet winding alleys, small canals only accessible by boat, the wild
and solitary lagoon, deep night gently illuminated by mysterious lanterns...


The photographs were shot on traditional films and the cameras
used were 1930 Zeiss Contax 1 and their marvelous handmade Zeiss Jena 50 mm lenses. There are neither fakes, filters nor color alterations. The
shooting conditions were often difficult:
by night, in rain, fog, freeze and frost...
"I tried to photograph the soul of Venice."

• Photos of Venice (by day in color)
Ancient Venetian Palace Gondolas Campo Santa Giustina Quiet little Canal Santa Maria Formosa
• Photos of Venice (by night in color)
Fenice Bridge by Night Night on San Giovanni e Paolo Canal Foggy Night at San Giovanni e Paolo Venetian House at Night Night at Campo Manin
• Photos of Venice Lagoon (in color)
Foggy Lagoon Ancient Lagoon Boat Cason Montiron Little Plants of the Lagoon Ca Salina
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