Lives in Italy San Ginesio, Italy
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at https://vieribottazzini.com
Joined on Dec 13, 2004
About me:

A musician by training and a self-taught photographer, I am Leica Ambassador, Leica Akademie Italy instructor and Formatt-Hitech Featured Artist, as well as Qualified Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP) and European Photographer (EP). Starting April 2018, I am Artistic Director of “The Art of Landscape”, a joint project with ImagOrbetello Photography Festival dedicated to Fine Art landscape photography.

During a two-decades long career as a solo artist in classical music, in the early 2000’s I started working as a professional photographer, photographing mostly musicians, from classical to rock and pop stars, and actors. My work has been published by Rolling Stones, Cosmo, Trendsetter and Abitare among others. As well, while living in Istanbul I worked intensely with street photography, and thanks to this work I got my first solo exhibitions, in Italy, Turkey and Finland.

Since 2010, I moved for good from interpreting a musical score to interpreting the world’s most spectacular landscapes through my camera: combining my lifelong passion for photography with my love for nature and the wilderness, I decided to dedicate myself exclusively to Fine Art landscape photography. Since then, my Fine Art work has been published and exhibited internationally and is part of various private collections.

With 25 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. My favourite destinations are Iceland, Scotland, Spain, England, the American Southwest, Turkey and, of course, Italy where I settled in 2014 after living 15 years abroad.

When I am not around the world photographing, teaching Workshops, lecturing or adjudicating competitions, I work on my photographs, prepare my Fine Art prints and write reviews and articles about photography.

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  • Created discussion thread Last light at Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset
    Last light at Kimmeridge Bay, in Dorset. I truly love exploring and photographing the ledges at Kimmeridge for detail work, they are so inspiring and I find them always rewarding, with almost any ...
  • Probably, "blindly" is the key word here... :) Best regards, Vieri
  • John, it seems to me that someone here doesn't know much of what he is talking about. 1. The photo is not underexposed at all. If anything, the red channel is a bit overexposed (the last spike to ...
  • Thank you very much indeed, Al, glad you enjoyed it! :) Best regards, Vieri
  • Perfectly put, Irakly, thank you very much. I couldn't have explained it better :) Best regards, Vieri
  • Sure thing! Would be great to get together and finally put a face to a name :) Best regards, Vieri
  • Glad you enjoyed your time in Italy! :) Next time you are here, drop me a line! Best, Vieri
  • Replied in masterful
    Art, thank you very much indeed for your comment, that is truly much appreciated - I am glad you enjoyed Tuscany and its amazing misty light! :) Best regards, Vieri
  • Thank you very much for your comment Josh, I am glad you enjoyed it! :) Best regards, Vieri
  • Thank you very much indeed Irakly, I am glad you enjoyed it! :) All the best, Vieri
  • Created discussion thread Misty sunrise in Tuscany
    A couple of days ago, during the Workshop I am leading here in Asturias, we were talking about Tuscany and its amazing landscapes: I immediately started thinking about the beauty of this land in ...
  • Thank you very much indeed, I am glad you enjoyed the B&W and composition here! :) Best regards, Vieri
  • Thank you very much indeed David for your comment, much appreciated - I am glad you enjoyed it! :) Best regards, Vieri
  • Created discussion thread Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
    One of Dorset's most spectacular bays is Seacombe Bay, here portrayed at sunset. It takes a very pleasant 30 min downhill walk to get there, and the place is so amazing that it makes the walk ...
  • Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it! :) Best regards, Vieri
  • Well, the Leica T with the 24-90mm is definitely front heavy. I never used such a combination, but trying it on my Leica CL I definitely know what you mean :) Best regards, Vieri
  • Thank you Irakly, glad you enjoyed it! :) Best regards, Vieri
  • Created discussion thread Gatklettur under the storm, Iceland
    Iceland's basaltic rocks, shaped by the power of the weather, feature incredible shapes: this is Gatklettur under the storm, a black & white image created in Iceland during a Workshop I led there ...
  • Created discussion thread Crumbling cliffs at sunset
    The Crumbling Cliffs at Valahnukamol in Iceland are a wonderful source of inspiration, and I love to explore them to find cracks with shapes complementing or mirroring the sea stacks and the ...
  • Created discussion thread Corfe magic
    One magic morning in Dorset (UK), working on the silhouette of Corfe Castle, with the sunrise light scattered by the mist. Leica SL, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm @ 27mm and Formatt-Hitech ...
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