"This is not the Riviera of billionaire superyachts and casinos, flashy sportscars, grand monuments and implausibly glamourous people, but rather a tale of one woman's love for this pastel paradise. Instead, you are led by a gentle hand on your shoulder guiding you to tread softly on the cobbled streets of preposterously beautiful old villages and marvel at lush countryside vistas. To take the path through that intriguing ancient arch or down those well-worn steps? This beautiful book is an invitation to breathe slowly, take as much time as you need, and simply dream...." - Amanda A., England

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I bring to you a collection of photographs from the French Riviera beach cities and the inland towns, taken in Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes, Vence, Èze-le-village, La Turbie, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Gourdon, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Grasse, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. This book aims to blur the lines between photography as Instagram snapshot and photography as art, while adding an element of poetry to every image. Get a taste of French Riviera beauty by watching the book trailer.

"Looking at Renata's photos, something strikes you at first sight and captures you. You can only discover the reason by analyzing them at different levels: the chosen subjects, the use of light, the construction of brightness, the colors and their shades; all elements not casual but sought after and wanted. All these elements merge and converge in a synthesis that is the characterizing and common imprint of each photo. It is an almost unreal atmosphere that emanates a serenity suffused with a veiled melancholy. The intimacy of living places, but devoid of human presence, the warm and impalpable color that is the common imprint refers to the desire for oneself for a peaceful solitude. Each photo offers the viewer a scenario that refers to that aspiration for peace, fearing that it is only a possible 'reality' in a world of fairytale tones. Renata, in my opinion, expresses with the photographic language a state of mind common to many. Above all, viewers will be attracted by her photos, even without understanding the reason for this attraction." - Matteo M., Italy

What a sweet collection of beautiful, colorful photos of Provence. Renata has a good eye for angles and scenes. You'll want to get this book for your coffee table! - Geni M., France

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