Umberto D'aniello - Capri

 Capri, Italy 2005

Shot by photographer Umberto, on the island of Capri in the facility of a magnificent hotel. That summer I was visiting my artist friend singer/songwriter and diva of accordion, Nicole Renaud. At the time she was in residence at the Villa of Baron Fersen, which life inspired her to compose 'Les Amants Solitaires'. A festive Baron from the 1920's, who was host of numerous mundane erotic avant-guard  balls, filled with poetry, opium interludes and lover's despair. One night, he raised to his lips a goblet of champagne laced with cocaine, his last breath drifted away on the breeze...