In 2010 after years of traveling to Puglia I finally went to Matera in Basilicata. I had my opinions of what to expect but nothing prepared me for the haunted presences I felt in this surreal city carved into the hills.
I captured some of my favorite photos from the trip in an antique shop under an arcade as we walked into town to meet our friends who had stayed the night before. In fact, Juliet bought the most lovely amber glasses that became our main candle-holders in our home in Houston.
I only spent 1 full day in Matera, and I will certainly be back as it deserves much more time and attention. In the meantime, I will look at my photos and wonder whose ghosts haunt each image. Please check out my FLICKR stream for more Matera
The final few images I will leave without caption as the memories in these photos I have no way of deciphering and I feel privileged to have only experienced and photographed.