This is a photo that I can't use for work. My photos for the University need to focus on the students and their experiences abroad. These two don't have much to do with that, but this image tells a great story. Or at least it could. It's hard to say from a glance what's actually going on here.
In reality, it's just two italian men taking a moment away from 16 american college girls chasing a dog around a small plot of land in central Italy during a truffle hunt. They're the owners of the company which uses this land to cultivate the highly sought after fungus that is a truffle. They're probably talking about where to get a coffee after the hunt. But that's not the story the image tells. Their body language looks too dramatic. They aren't making eye contact, and the younger man is turned away. The setting is mysterious and vague. I love the abundance of neutral tones, and the way the scattered leaves almost makes a pattern out of the ground they are standing on.
The title 'Tartufi Bianconi' is a slight play on words. Tartufi bianchi are the highly prized white truffles whose excessive price tags have earned so much fame for the truffle as a sign of prosperity. Bianconi is the last name of the family that runs the company and means big white. These two men work for Tartufi Bianconi. The older man is a Bianconi himself.