Photoessay: Venice in 2012 / by Martin Siggers

I've always believed in the value of going back to your older work and looking over it - it's an important part of our growth as artists and a reminder of what's gotten better and what still needs to be done. With that in mind, here's a fun little throwback to my trip to Venice some five years gone. At the time I was shooting with my long departed Olympus PEN E-PL1, without a doubt the most...affordable camera on the market at the time. Paired with the plastic fantastic kit lens and Olympus's truly awful 17mm f/2.8 (to this day one of the worst lenses I've ever had the misfortune to use), it was hardly what you'd call a cutting edge setup, but I'm still pretty happy with a lot of the shots I bought home. The benefit of another half decade of experience means I'd do a lot of things different now of course, but I think these images hold up pretty well. Enjoy!