Color Awards

I just found out from a friend that I got a bunch of awards at the recent international coveted ‘Color Awards‘ (can you believe they do not even send you an email to let you know when you win?!?). So drinks on me next time we get together!

Here are the winning images:

2nd Place in ‘Silhouette’ with an image from Tucson (AZ), from one of my long trips across the US Southwest. Those in turn are somewhere between a silent meditation and an homage to the childhood trips I would do with my mother and brother.

Nominee in ‘Portrait’ with my fire spinning buddy from Koprivnica in Northern Croatia (they actually put up an entire Renaissance fair for me to photograph: one off the dream list!)

Nominee in ‘People’ with fishermen on the Drava river in summer

Nominee in ‘People’ with an image of a welder inside the ‘Viro’ sugar factory in Northern Croatia. Incidentally, this image is also featured this month on ViewFind in an amazing article.

Nominee in ‘Nude’ with a portrait of Julia

Nominee in ‘Nature’ with an image from my regular trips through the US Southwest (this one in Utah). This image is now part of my just released new series ‘(Dis)Connected’

Nominee in ‘Nature’ with an image of reflections in the Lofoten islands in Northern Norway

Nominee in ‘Architecture’ with an image from the ‘Viro’ sugar factory in Croatia (this one also featured on ViewFind article)

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Dia de los Muertos in San Francisco is a wonderful blend of old and new, of religion and new age spirituality, of southern and northern cultures. As such, it speaks to my multi-ethnic background (eg: catholicism growing up in Italy, playful paganism living in California, etc). This is a little homage.

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Three huge shows coming to Croatia!

Nicolò will be showing two different series, together for the very first time; ‘Once we were here‘ and ‘Rest Areas of US South West’.

There will be 45 large prints (36″ wide) displayed at the show.

This show will then move to three different cities in Croatia:

  • May: Koprivnica art museum
  • July: Split (Diocletian’s palace, set of ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series)
  • September: Virovitica Art Museum

Projects will also be featured June this year at the 24th general conference of the International Council of Museums in Milan, IT.

Nicolò will be providing a workshop: Photography in the Age of Social media, and give several talks, including the Antun Nemcic Gostovinski’ Elementary School as well as developing a new project: Croatian Castles.

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‘Back to School’ updates!

As summer draws to an end and we all slowly get back to business, here a few updates on what we have been up to:

Come say hi and have a toast on us if you are in the 'hood, we would love to see you!

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New images from Norway & Italy

I have some excting new images from Norway & Italy to share with you. Well, at least I can keep you some company during your Monday morning coffee!!

Click on the links below to be directed to the individual galleries:

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Fine-art: New Work + Summer Updates

Back from business travels, remodel finished, I have finally been able to focus on my own work (you have no idea how good it feels). I have therefore lot's to share!

 

NEW WORK

Finally got around pulling together my two key projects from last year (and an old one as well). Have a look and tell me what you think:

  • Peregrinations II: Place
    Our sense of identity is shaped by our environment. But what happens when we change our perspective? Do we start to notice global patterns? Does it help us see the universal beauty of our world? Or find our place, as individuals, or communities? I am personally always fascinated by the similarities in aerial views of nature and cities. Both of them make me feel a little insignificant. And at the same time ironically the distance helps me find myself.

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  • Collaborations: Finestra Anima
    How do we define identity? Personality? Attraction? We classify people we meet on a small set of fairly universal parameters: age, gender, occupation, religion, etc. Yet true connections come from a deeper almost subliminal level, often obscured by value judgements based on the above mentioned parameters. This installation inverted the process of discovery of 'strangers' by removing all external references and indicators and only showing larger than life close-up images of eyes of a wide diversity of people. Each group of eyes is multi-faceted and backlit, confronting participants with multiple giant staring eyes in every direction, day and night.

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    Art installation at 2013 Burning Man: 4 pieces, 16 pairs of eyes, retro-lit, solar powered, with individual notepads for participants comments and reactions.

  • Pilgrimages I: Spiritual Journey (2007)
    There is an image in my mind of a magical distant world, mysterious and beautiful. A place far away from what I am used to, both in space and time. I had never seen it, just a mental creation after innumerable books and movies and stories. Until last morning, when I woke up to realize that it was here, all around me, real.

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AWARDS

  • The Fence
    I feel very honored that some of my new work was selected for The Fence exhibition in New York and Atlanta. The Fence is a 1,000 feet outdoor photographic installation that originated in Brooklyn and is now spreading throughout the US. If you happen to be in either city this summer, I highly recommend visiting this show.

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  • American Photography 30
    For the 2nd year in a row, my work was selected and is featured on American Photography 30.

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SHOWS & GALLERIES

  • PPAC
    Peregrinations was selected for the 5th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition in the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Look for the very large print!

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  • San Francisco MOMA 'Artist Gallery'
    Various prints from Passages II: Rest Areas + Passages I: The Road + Peregrinations I + Losses have been selected to be part of the collection of the San Francisco MOMA artist gallery. They are now available to lease and/or to purchase.
  • RAYKO
    'Once We Were Here' has been selected for 'The Perimeter of the World' exhibition at the Rayko gallery in San Francisco. Join me for the opening on August 6 at 6-8PM.

 

REVIEWS & FEATURES