Italy is a wonderful place to be inspired by light, color or texture. I spent many hours wandering the streets of Rome when I was a boy and always loved the multi-layered walls of its ancient buildings. There is something powerfully nostalgic about revisiting the same street corners and half hidden doorways with their cracked, peeling paint and shafts of light exposing layer upon layer of history and daily life. Time Scales and The Lady, two of my favorites, were taken in the old Jewish ghetto by the Tiber where the original community extends back in time for 2000 years. Venice on the other hand is dominated by water and has a far cooler palette. Even its buildings – as in the example of Column Blues – have a watery feel to them.