vbd70

vbd70

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

Musician by training and lifetime long photographer, I am a Formatt-Hitech Featured Artist, as well as Qualified Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP) and European Photographer (EP). Starting in 2016, I have been a Leica Ambassador and Leica Akademie Italy instructor, and a Certified by Leica photographer from the start of the Certified program until I resigned from Leica in December 2018. Since April 2018, I am Artistic Director of “The Art of Landscape”, a project dedicated to Fine Art landscape photography I developed together with ImagOrbetello Photography Festival.

During a two-decades long solo career as a classical music artist, in the early 2000’s I started working as a professional photographer, working mostly with 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, living in Istanbul I pursued my passion for street photography, and it is my street work that got me my first solo exhibitions in Italy, Turkey and Finland.

In 2010, following a month-long trip to the Southwest USA, I fell in love with landscape photography. Leaving both people photography and music behind, 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 and Fine Art printing. Since then, my Fine Art work has been published and exhibited internationally and is part of various private collections.

With 25 years of University 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. Most importantly, I keep studying photography every day, fascinated by how much there still is to learn.

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