LEICA AMBASSADOR | FORMATT-HITECH FEATURED ARTIST | ABIPP | EP
Passionate about the Earth and its beauty since I can remember, through the photographic medium I aim to transmit with my images the emotions that a place and a moment in time awaken in me, rather than its mere documentary aspect which, for me, holds no interest at all. 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 photograph: that’s what constantly motivates and moves me to continue along my path of photographic search.
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 and printing. Nowadays, we live attacked by millions of images, most of which have an average lifespan of a few seconds on a digital screen: personally, I think that a photograph really comes alive only when printed. It’s only when looking at a strong, intense and powerful image, printed painting-like on a heavy, slightly textured sheet of photographic paper, that I know I have succeeded in recreating the emotions that a scene awoke in me.
Vieri Bottazzini, July 2018