Last year I was lucky enough to attend the Ostuni Workshop (see the site here) in Puglia, Italy.  The whole week was a sheer delight from meeting lots of incredible photographers, eating delicious Italian food and not least, enjoying the glorious surroundings of the Masseria Montenapoleone, which was our base for the duration of the course.  Masseria Montenapolene is a family run hotel and renovated farmhouse like no other.  The food is grown in the extensive fields and gardens that surround the main house and cooked in the beautiful restaurant by a chef whose talents are quite frankly, out of this world. The whole place radiates an almost unexplainable ethos of generosity, self sufficiency, love of the land but at the same time offers all the luxuries of a 5 star hotel.  Around every corner is a beautiful surprise, whether it be a wall of drying chillies or a secret garden filled with green glass bottle-lanterns or a swimming pool that Conde-Nast would happily have as a front-cover feature.  It was a wonderful, happy time and the workshop was fabulous.  This blog post is already well overdue but I plan to feature a part two very soon with images from the workshop but for now here are just a few of the many, may things that enchanted me in this place.  Oh.. and the wonderful thing?  I get to go back and second-shoot a wedding here in September with the extraordinarily lovely Claire Penn… yep, that’ll do me :) 2015-07-21_0008 2015-07-21_0006 2015-07-21_0009 2015-07-21_0004 2015-07-21_0010 2015-07-21_0003 2015-07-21_0001 2015-07-21_0005 2015-07-21_0002 2015-07-21_0007