Power, Harmony, Elegance and a Huge Sense of space and Freedom which manage to fit together in total harmony in the same element, the Sea.
I'm so attached to the Ocean, that to some extent, the sea has been my guide throughout life and I think of the Ocean as both an example to learn by and a source of knowledge and inspiration.
It can seem to be larger than anything else, both empty and full at the same time, similar but never the same, its waves, as described by Jack London, are "the knights of the infinite sea army" bearing simplicity, elegance, power and freedom.
This project has been conceptually influenced by Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich and William Turner, their idea of being so small in front of the Nature as well as their evocation of the infinite, fits very well not only what I had in mind for this project, but, also my philosophical approach to life.
I decided to use BW to help me show the elegance of the element sea and to use the square format to compress the power as much as I could within frames.
My relationship with the sea derives from my passion for surf. After learning photography as a commercial photographer, I decided that mixing the two main passions in my life (the sea and photography) it would have been the best way to produce some personal projects on a more deep level than my daily commercial photography and, at the same time, don't feel guilty when I'm on the beach. I was born in Pisa (Italy) and moved to Australia when I was 23. This was where I had my first experiences of commercial photography and where, above all, I started to observe the nature around me from a very different perspective.17 years later, I divide my time between Pisa and Lisbon (Portugal) where I have found just the right balance between European lifestyle and Nature in a pure form.Today, I continue to work on some commercial projects and in the future, I envisage myself as a photographer on an eternal exploration of the worlds I hold most dear, amongst which, of course, is the Ocean.
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