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Untitled - Limited Edition of 10
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Untitled - Limited Edition of 10 Photograph

Michele Pero

Italy

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This is a picture from my portfolio "Geotermica potenza" (geothermal power) I begun shooting in Tuscany, Italy, in the year 2011 and continuing to date. This specific image is representing a cooling tower for the hot steam that springs from underground, in the region of "Colline metallifere" in Tuscany. I like the look of these plants, especially because they are fitted in a area of Tuscany covered of hills and woods, very green and also quite uninhabited. The geometry produced by the shape of the tower, blended with the silhouette of the pipes, makes me thinking at some alien space ships ready to take off from the Earth, But I was in a wild range in Tuscany. The picture was taken with a 4x5" view camera on infrared black and white film, printed on silver-gelatine classic black and white fiber-based paper by myself in person.

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Photography Print:Black & White on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:10

Size:19.7 W x 21.5 H x 0 D in

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I took my first picture in 1984 and became full time professional photographer in 1992. Throughout the years I could make a wide range of experiences in the fields of commercial photography and photojournalism, as well as in the school system with my own courses and, later on, with my own school of photography. How did it all started? I was introduced to darkroom by photographer Attilio Di Bacco, an expert photographer of my town and, above all, a master darkroom printer. Attilio taught me all the photography tricks and trade secrets so I began my journey into the world of black and white photography. Throughout the nineties and the first years 2000 decade, while I was studying biology at the University of Florence, I began working with a commercial photography studio. My work for the studio would help me to become an expert in all professional photographic techniques. In the same years I was carrying out documentary photography. In 1996 I completed my most important reportage of the times: Albania’s Albanians. Later retitled ‘Albania Felix’ by ‘Sette’ magazine Italy’s first photo-editor Amilcare Ponchielli, it was acclaimed for being the first photo essay on Albania that showed the human side of the country. My Albania, a poor, yet happy country, ‘normal’ in its being different from our culture, went against the trends of photojournalism. Indeed, unlike the most hit photojournalistic subjects such as sad and dirty faces of street children, the despair of the poor and urban neglect, I regarded my subjects with impartial eyes. I was able to go beyond preconceived ideas and stereotypes and thus capture an unexpected reality. A testament to the effectiveness of such an approach to photojournalism came from Giovanna Calvenzi’s assessment, the photo-editor of Lo Specchio magazine and currently one of the top photo-editor in the world: ‘I see you are not a talker. You are not like your colleagues who go on and on about the stories behind their photos… - I replied: – If I had wanted to talk, I would have become a lawyer. I believe a good picture should speak on its own.’ - She bought my photo essay and I got my first commission with her. My photographs have been featured and republished in all Italian newspapers and magazines. They have also been featured in numerous magazines in the world. My series of photographs of Kosovo has been critically acclaimed worldwide for their originality.

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