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A Leica Ambassador and Leica Akademie Italy instructor, I come from a long career as a classical musician traveling around the world always with a camera on my side. Professional photographer since 2005, from 2010 I combined my passion for photography with my love for nature and the wilderness by dedicating myself… Read More
A Leica Ambassador and Leica Akademie Italy instructor, I come from a long career as a classical musician traveling around the world always with a camera on my side. Professional photographer since 2005, from 2010 I combined my passion for photography with my love for nature and the wilderness by dedicating myself exclusively to Landscape photography. With 20 years of teaching on my back, I firmly believe that Workshops are the best way to share my enthusiasm for photography and for the Earth’s beauty with like-minded people. During these years, I worked in the American Southwest, Scotland, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Turkey and, of course, in Italy where I settled in 2014 after spending 15 years abroad. Associate of the prestigious British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP) and European Photographer (EP), my work has been published and exhibited internationally and is part of various private collections. When not around the world photographing, teaching or lecturing I spend my time printing my work and writing equipment reviews and articles about photography Read Less
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Always passionate about the Earth and its beauty, through the photographic medium I aim to transfer on 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 the forces of nature on man-made a… Read More
Always passionate about the Earth and its beauty, through the photographic medium I aim to transfer on 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 the forces of nature on man-made artefacts, wherever I find something that inspires me I stop carefully studying 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 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. Sadly, I understand that nowadays photographs live mostly on digital screens. Personally, though, it is only when I hold a print in front of me, painting-like on its heavy, slightly textured, crisp sheet of beautiful photographic paper and filled with a strong, intense, powerful image that I know I have succeeded in recreating the emotions I have been after.

Vieri Bottazzini, September 2016 Read Less
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