Brett Lloyd may be from the north of England; however, his latest work acts as a love letter to the city of Naples in Italy, a place that has captured the photographer's heart for many years. Featuring 135 new black and white photographs, Napoli, Napoli, Napoli meditates on classicism, the cathartic power of the sea, and the city's ancient backdrop - profiling the beauty of the place and its surroundings from sunrise to sunset.
The Mörel Books-published work accompanies an exhibition that opened in Paris on 10 November, falling as part of Paris Photo week and is scheduled to follow suit in Milan, New York and London. Delighted at the coming together of what Lloyd deems as a passion project, the photographer commented:
'I am thrilled to release this book, which is the culmination of over 12 years of passion for the city and its people. The book is for the friends I have made over the years in Naples who have generously shared their home with me'. The pages themselves also symbolically embody a day in Naples, made clear by the exhibition featuring 24 framed photographs, with each number representing a day spent on the city's waterfront.
As well as the book launch, Lloyd will be releasing specially designed t-shirts promoting local businesses, from which 100% of the proceeds will go to support the non-profit organisation Friends of Naples for the restoration of historic structures along the city's coast.