Freelancer photographer based in Portugal, I am an active and energetic who wants to learn, improve his skills and get involved in hard tasks which provide me, always, new motivations.
I have always been fascinated by Nature and through the field realated to envinromental studies attended during my years of University, I realized that Nature Conservation will accompanied me for my entire Life. It is our duty to undertake actions in order to preserve this planet, not matter at what cost, as the only living being capable of understanding such problems we should have more principles to protect the only thing we need to really survive, this Planet.
Along my Life I had opportunity to live and meet different cultural diversities. This certainly helped me also to see culture and understanding part of their habits and customs that at the same way of Nature must be preserved as symbol of each Nation instead to be subjected by the power of economic growth. In a certain way I see Nature and cultural conservation as a way to open the eyes on the World’s beauties we have, and that the Times were are living, are generting a sterile society in each direction, being uncapable of feel, act and observe. The industrialized societies today are too much focused on many material aspects of our lives, that have forget one simple thing...
We depend on Nature to survive and on diversities (cultural, ethnicity, gender) to thrive. We cannot act and forget one thing or another.
I hope that through my shots you can appreciate the way I represent Nature in itself with no human presence, as to show that it is already perfect as it is, and our duty is being capable of keep it like (or better) this for the days to come. Also Street-moments, portraits and other small glimpse of different societies accompanied my gallery, and they should be considered as equally important to understand these diversities with different eyes, to not judge or blame but rather to accept and enjoy it together.
Born in 1964, Andrea Benetti created and drew up the “Manifesto of Neo Cave Art” presented at the 53rd Venice Biennale, in the pavilion called “Nature and Dreams”, located at the Ca ‘Foscari University. Conceptually, the Manifesto is inspired by the genesis of art. In his works, Andrea Benetti cites, transfigures, plays, reinvents concepts and forms of Cave painting, creating an ideal bridge between the genesis of art and its contemporaneity.
He has collaborated and still collaborates to the realization of projects with various Italian and foreign universities, including the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Bologna, Ferrara, Roma Tre, Lecce, Bergamo, Bari.
These universities have carried out research on his art. Benetti’s works are present in collections all over the world. In addition to the museums of contemporary art in Italy and abroad and prestigious private collections, including the United Nations, his works are present in the Quirinale (seat of the President of the Italian Republic), in the Italian Parliament, in the Vatican, in various Embassies. For this reason, he was received at the Quirinale (seat of the President of the Italian Republic), in the Chamber of Deputies (Italian Parliament) and in the Vatican, where he met Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.
There are dozens of university professors and important art critics who have written about Benetti’s art and have participated in the projects that the Italian painter has created. For several years the encyclopedic entry “Andrea Benetti” has been present in Treccani (the most important Italian encyclopedia) and is translated into thirty languages on Wikipedia. In 2020, Benetti was awarded the 49th “Nettuno d’Oro” award, the longest-running and most prestigious annual artistic award in the city of Bologna.
I’m a Belgian photographer with a predilection for abstract and creative nature and landscape photography. Walking is the basis of my passion for photography. With the greatest respect for nature, I make creative images, whereby post-processing is reduced to a minimum. As a creative nature photographer I also love to make photo series with a deeper meaning.
You can’t break bundled branches
In the fall of 2020, I had made a series of photos in which I photographed trees in such a way that they formed either a nest or bundled branches.
Nests and Bundled Branches...
The Kenyan proverb ‘You can’t break bundled branches’ stands for the bond between people, even though we are sometimes far apart, a close bond cannot be broken. Feeling a certain connection, knowing you belong somewhere in a warm place, the feeling of not being alone.
Technique : Multi Exposure in camera, of 9 exposures each. These photos were made without a tripod, in free hand. No Photoshop is used in post processing.
Benny Van Der Plank
Dutch photographer Benny van der Plank frequently travels to Hong Kong to work on projects. His projects focus on social and sustainability issues in urban environments. He has been selected by GUP Magazine as a GUP New Dutch Photography Talent in 2022 and as a Fresh Eyes European Talent in 2021. He has won the Future Challenge of the Berlin Photo Week 2021 and has been finalist of the Sarajevo Photography Award 2022. His work has been part of international group exhibitions in Amsterdam, New York and Athens.
Aftermath Hong Kong Protests
For his project ‘Aftermath Hong Kong Protests’ he photographed the consequences of the protests in Hong Kong at the end of 2019. By then, clashes between police and protesters had become more frequent and increasingly violent. Hong Kong’s protests started in 2019 in response to plans that would allow extradition to mainland China. After the plans were withdrawn demonstrations continued and protesters now demand full democracy and an inquiry into police actions. In an effort to bring parts of the city to a halt, protesters took to forming makeshift roadblocks using metal railings, bricks from pavements and other items to use as projectiles. The umbrella has been used to shield against the pepper spray and tear gas of the police, thus has become a political symbol of resistance. The clashes have left an open wound on the daily lives of Hong Kong’s citizens.
Based at Lock Studios in Bow, East London, Ed Braidwood (aka HIYAFOTO) is a published and exhibited freelance photographer with many years of experience in film and digital formats. Ed uses a wide range of camera equipment to cover formal and informal styles of photography, including portraiture, studio, street and documentary. Born in East London and a photographer since his teenage, photography is his passion and he always carries a camera with him.
Hamid Sultani was born in 2001, graduated in 2019 and intends to study Visual Arts which he discovered his interest in, especially photography which he is continuing to learn professionally. He has participated in several photography workshops which some of them held by “iFA” Institute-Francais-of-Afghanistan with international instructors and artist. Since then Hamid’s work has been exhibited around the world.
Activity on base of art career for me is like to explore undiscovered world. I’m trying to know photography from its own different forms of photography to be empiricists. Presenting my mind world by using each contemporary genre in standard form, but the reality is that contemporary thinking and thoughts are more important to me than photography. Because I want to think and think with photography and invite my audiences to spend time, go deep, think and focus on concepts. That’s why most of my works is subjective and abstract. Society, people, architecture are my favorite concepts to work on.
Afghanistan has a traditionally cultural society which is usually a barrier for its people, especially the young generation which just by reading books they can fly out of the box full of undesired traditions and believes. I am one of those who well understand the difficulties in our ways that make us stuck in routine and cannot move forward. As a representative of the young generation with mentioned feelings, I raised to illustrate these difficulties through my photographs and I see this endeavor an escape from what they don’t want to a place that they think they deserve to be.
Raised in Milan, Ingrid Strain graduated in Philosophy and Cinema (1997). In Berlin (1994-2000) he studied acting and dance theater, gaining awareness of the expressive potential of the body in the visual arts, in particular in photography, where technique gives way to research, understood as a communication through images of a state of mind, contingent and unrepeatable.
She currently deals with photographic projects that do not exclude contamination with other disciplines such as sculpture, painting and installation.
• 1998, Der Morgennebel (installation on 3 rooms), Ikaron Theater, Berlin, Germany • 2018, Solids and Compounds (photo exhibition), Milan, Italy
• 2018, NN Eva (photo exhibition and installation) Milan, Italy
• 2021, 130000 From earth to sky (installation, Flashmob), Milan, Italy.
Winner of ArtFullFrame’s “Summertime 2022” Photo Contest.
Ioana is a visual artist and independent photography curator based in The Netherlands, who has also a background in science and research. She started to photograph in her twenties and has joined later the Photo Academy of Amsterdam. She has been involved in the organization of (international) photography events and exhibitions. She is also writing reviews about photography exhibitions and artists and at the same time enjoys exhibiting herself. She participated in various international group exhibitions in The Netherlands, Germany, US, UK, Italy, France, Australia, India and upcoming exhibitions (2022) will bring works to Belgium, Italy, UK and Spain. She is currently represented by Monat Art Gallery (Madrid). Work: mainly portraits and still lives with a twist, having a fascination for the Japanese photography, the Old Masters and early 20th century movements.
Lorenzo is a twenty-two year old photographer from Rome. He graduated from the Triennial of Studi Storico-Artistici(Beni Culturali) at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. He is a student of the master’s degree course in Art, Valorisation and Market at the IULM in Milan. He exhibited a photograph of him at the exhibition held in Italy at the Civic Museum of Villa Colloredo Mels in Recanati “Italian Landscape, The infinite between Incanto and Scar” curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. He was co-author in the project “Il Legame con la storia libera l’immaginazione” with the contribution of MIBACT and MIUR and in collaboration with the Liceo Classico Statale Ennio Quirino Visconti of Rome and with the artist Gea Casolaro and the Restorers and Curators Valeria Merlini and Daniela Storti. Lorenzo received the certificate from the MoMA after attending the “Seeing Through Photogtaphs” course in 2020. His dream is to work in the field of art from both a managerial and cultural promotion and enhancement point of view.
I am Martina Lana, from Rome, Italy.
I started taking pictures on film in 2010 using a Pentax MX from 1983, then in 2017 I decided to go digital and I bought a Canon EOS 700D, which has been my camera since last may, when I equipped myself with a Nikon D850.
Immediately after going digital, I almost wanted to shoot only in black and white, inspired by the masters of the past: I studied History and Critics of Cinema at University and I think this influenced my vision in this way.
In the last two years I tried to fully experience colour and a study of my equipment and post-production programs made me develop a totally different vision.
Portraiture interested me a lot in the last few years: I loved to depict my models like they were part of a larger story, like I was narrating a smaller moment that is actually part of a wider view.
In the last year my life completely changed. I worked a lot on myself trying to understand who I am and, of course, this influenced my way to shoot pictures and to edit them. I am now focused on dark photography,
especially dark naturalism and reenactment photography: I found myself deeply connected with Nature and History and I think that the dark style combines both very well and it helps me talking about the specific historical time period I love and feel part of.
Maurizio Cecchini is an Italian London based photographer whose work in worldwide locations has produced striking and revealing landscape photographs set in Asia, The Americas and Europe and Scotland.
Maurizio has returned from exhibiting his work in Bologna and Rome - Italy, where his series of photographs around Traditional Fairy Tales and Religious subjects references classical painting in its composition. However, set in a contemporary context they subvert expectation.
The Maternity Man is a controversial vision of the Maternity. A Midwife Angel lost the white wings and got black wings to support the birth ! A Business Woman is making money and “hou- sewife” husband giving a birth ! Social media everywhere ! A picture of New generation family where love is everywhere for everybody no more differences between sex roles.
Religious overtones, Gabriel’s wings are of no help in this situation, they have to be ripped out ,like the birth, it will be brutal, ripping, grasping holwling, what horror is before us?
Some may say, since the beginning of time every childbearing woman has wanted men to expe- rience the painful reality of childbirth to prove they are ultimately the stronger sex , but what if, and are they equipped? It’s a worrying assault on every level, but fascinating, and greedily we want more, to be there watching, and listening we can’t be anything but completely drawn in to this scenario, even to imagining the biology of how it could happen? what is going on down there?
I am an amateur photographer. Graduated in Physics at the University of Bari, I worked in the field of Information Technology in Rome, in a defense industry.I like to travel, and since 2008 I have started photographing during tourist trips, finding satisfaction in taking landscape photos and documenting travel experiences. Later I joined a photographic club in Tivoli (Rome) which gave me the opportunity to compare myself with other experiences, and to develop interest in other photographic fields, such as street photography, nature, architecture, details.
Winner of ArtFullFrame’s “People at Work” Photo Contest.
In her practice Nadia incorporates photography, video, and performance. She received a master’s degree in Art Communication & Design from the Royal College of Art, London in 2003. In her work, Nadia investigates the relationship between the photographer and subject, often working with strangers and exploring the nature of connections being made.
Intimacy and trust between artist and sitter are key elements in her practice and fundamental to the viewer’s relationship to her portraits. Reappearing themes in her work are gender identity, the female body and movement.
In her series Pink Nadia Nervo explores the issues of gender, with a focus on the power of pink and its cultural connotations with femininity - pink is to women what blue is to men. Can we reclaim pink as gender-neutral?
A Chef that takes photos, or a Photographer that cooks either way it’s all about the food.
My love of food started over 2 decades ago when I began my career as a chef. In recent years this has also been in the form of photography. As a chef I believe in quality ingredients and letting them speak for themselves. I take the same approach in photography.
I took this image a few years ago in 2019. At the time my inspiration came from the classic fairy tales. I wanted to use apples instead of people.
A wife, a mother, Indian born and settled in the UK.
Photography was initially a hobby just to capture special moments but has now become a passion inspiring and fulfilling my life.
I love to do portraits, I have also covered weddings, christenings and many events but was drawn to classical dance forms.
Having done extensive photography, my niche would be a South Indian dance form called Bharatanatyam which has fascinating costumes, jewellery, intricate moves and expressions.
Through my photography I am able to bring this ancient art to a wider audience and keep a part of my culture and heritage alive for future generations.
Capturing a moment
Photography has always fascinated me but never had the means nor courage only photographing my daughters milestones. My passion grew as my daughter’s dance interest started progressing. I also started to document my father in law’s rapid deterioration with dementia. whiles documenting my dad in law I was asked by the nursing home residence and families if I would take photographs for some of the residents and their families is how I started my photography journey.
I believe in simplicity Capturing special moments and emotions to last a lifetime. In this short period of time I have collaborated with many talented photographers covering from special Birthdays, Christenings, and weddings to photography exhibitions as well as numeric charity events.
I am also an ambassador for Art full frame who are specialists in photography exhibitions around the world. My aim is to simply freeze a moment that Will wow you for years to come while keeping the natural beauty without making it look unrealistic is my vision.
At this exhibition I am exhibiting two pictures of Bharatanatyam by students of very talented guru SMT Anusha Sajeev.
Vladislav is born 1956 in Ústí/Labem place in Havířov, Czech Republic.
My way of photographic creation is based on the simultaneous work on several genres of different ensembles, over longer periods of time.
From the age of 10 amateur photographer:
• Graduate of Institut výtvarné fotografie in Opava - 1980-82
• From 1988 – 90 photographer promoting CEZ in Ostrava
• 1990-2007 Freelance photographer
• Teacher of photography at Střední škola služeb a podnikání Ostrava 2007-2020
• Teacher of photography at Vyšší odborná škola mediální tvorby in Ostrava 2020-21.
The offered images are from a larger file called “Space between the Past and the Future”.