LEICA AMBASSADOR | FORMATT-HITECH FEATURED ARTIST | ABIPP EP
Vieri Bottazzini (Italy, 2016)
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.
Vieri is an expert and prepared photographer creating images of huge “scenic” impact to which one cannot remain indifferent. Vieri’s technique is perfect, his aesthetics are sophisticated, his choice of timing accurate and his search for original compositions is incessant.
Historica Wetzlar Italia
Viewing the landscape with an artist’s eye, Vieri travels the globe capturing the raw emotion of the world’s breathtaking vistas. His photography is passionate and powerful, and his images – ranging from cityscapes to deserts – highlight the earth’s natural beauty.
British Institute of Professional Photography
Vieri is a wonderful photographer whose images are always profoundly moving, personal and touching at the same time.