LEICA AMBASSADOR | FORMATT-HITECH FEATURED ARTIST | ABIPP | EP
Always been passionate about the Earth and its beauty, through the photographic medium I aim to transmit with my images not just the reality of a landscape but the emotions that a place and a moment in time awaken in me. From the grand landscapes to the smaller details to the action of nature on man-made artefacts, wherever I find something that inspires me I stop and carefully study the scene in front of me. Finally, I take out my camera and begin to take pictures. That’s what moves me, what I am constantly looking for.
I strongly believe that a photograph cannot express anything without an artistic vision to inspire it. However, even the strongest of visions cannot be expressed at all without the support of a solid photographic technique. I enjoy every step of the photographic process, from capture to editing to creating and holding in my hands the final prints. Nowadays, people look at photographs mostly on digital screens; personally, I think that a photograph really comes alive only when printed. It’s only when I hold a print in front of me, painting-like on a heavy, slightly textured sheet of photographic paper filled with a strong, intense and powerful image, that I know I have succeeded in recreating the emotions a scene awoke in me.
Vieri Bottazzini, July 2017