Welcome to the site of travel photographer Mathew Lodge. Mathew’s vivid and colorful travel photos have appeared in books, magazines and newspapers including National GeographicFrommers’ Guides, The Telegraph and The Guardian. Prints of his photographs decorate wineries, restaurants, hotels and private homes world-wide, including Olive Garden restaurants across the US.

Mathew’s main specialization is travel photographs of Tuscany in Italy, Paris and Eastern France, the UK (England and Scotland) and his home town of San Francisco and Barcelona in Spain.

This site contains a selection of Mathew’s photographs in the Portfolio section and the full set of stock images is available for commercial licensing. If you want to purchase any photograph then you can do so here. Contact Mathew for commercial image licensing for electronic and print publishing, or if you prefer visit my page at Alamy Images.

For stock image buyers looking for Photographs of Tuscany, check out the galleries of high resolution Tuscany photographs. These are hosted at Tuscany Stock Images, a site that makes it easy to quickly find quality Tuscan stock photos for websites, books, newspapers, magazines, decoration and other commercial usage.


What's new?

Updated mobile wireless blog post

I’ve just revised one of the most popular blog posts on the site, around how to use your cell phone in Europe. It’s been updated with the latest information on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile plans and the latest smartphones. The good news is that now it’s cheaper and easier than ever to use your phone in Europe.

BBC History Magazine Lindow Man image

The January 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine carries an article on The gruesome remains of prehistoric murder victims uncovered in Europe’s bogs and is illustrated with a photo I took of 2000-year-old Lindow man, found in a peat bog in Cheshire and now in the British Museum. “The man’s death was carefully orchestrated to extract the maximum pain, terror and public drama”, the article notes.

Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation

Oxford University Press’ new Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation includes a photograph I took in Montepulciano, Tuscany of a small shrine to the Virgin Mary. According to the book, the photo illustrates “the distinctive character of Catholic devotion”.

Tuscan Jousting photo appears in national UK newspaper

This photograph is of the Giostra del Saracino (Joust of the Saracens), held every year in Arezzo, Tuscany. It dates back to the 16th century as an important civic and social event for the city and continued for hundreds of years. The photo appeared in one of the major British daily newspapers (the agency doesn’t specify which one, just that it has a print run up to 2 million copies).

Recent blog posts

Going wireless in Europe: what you need to know about cell phones and tablets

Advanced mobile phone usage in Lucca, Italy Part 1 of 2 articles: the second covers cellular data in Europe Last updated: October 2017 To many Americans, staying in touch with a cell phone or tablet while in Europe can seem difficult and expensive. But …

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The story behind the picture: Villa Vignamaggio

Every great photograph tells a story, but I often find it interesting to read the story behind the photograph — and hence this occasional series of posts. This time it is the turn of an image that has frequently appeared in books and magazines, includ …

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The simple five-step guide to renting a Villa in Italy or France

Renting a villa in Italy, France or Spain isn’t just for millionaires. Perhaps surprisingly, villa rental can be more reasonable than staying in a hotel, especially if you’re a family a larger group (though being a millionaire does help if you want to …

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