I think one’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes. I see no reason to paint but that.
Exploring the depth of my love for a place seems like an inspiring reason to take photographs too. There is more passion, more depth and emotion, when you turn your camera on something you love.
Piazza Banchi, the place where I buy my pink flowers when in Genova. Taken one winter's night, January, 2012.
(Note: this was taken after the sun had gone down. I spun my Canon EOS 5D MkII's ISO up to someplace around 6000 (thank you to Canon for this option) then handheld the camera to see what I might get without a flash or a tripod.)