In Italy, the poppies grow along the road sides. In bloom starting in April, they are historical symbols of victory, and peace.
Russell can be seen occasionally petting his Zeiss Ikon camera and quietly calling it, 'my precious', much to the discomfort of those around him.
Russell's Photography Equipment (updated January 2013)
Leitz Minolta CL
Zeiss 35mm Biogon f/2 ZM
Zeiss 50mm Planar f/2 ZM
Leica 90mm Elmarit-M f/2.8 (E46 Germany)