Fabrizio Giacomelli – Analog noise technique to bring back to life impressionistic photography
My experience in the photographic sector dates back to the seventies. At that time, what would later become my first and only job began.
It was 1972, after my studies, the doors of an advertising photographic laboratory opened which introduced me to the wonderful universe of image processing, then evolving into a great passion for photography.
The company founded by the Ferrarini brothers (sons of art) collaborated with the major Italian advertising agencies providing a highly specialized service at the time. The professional training of the founders had been acquired at Arnoldo Mondadori Editore in Verona, the world capital in those years of printing and pre-printing.
The passion for painting inspired by the masters of French Impressionism of the nineteenth / twentieth century and by “Pointillism” has slowly infected my vision of artistic photography in this direction. In those years the analogue photo allowed me to give vent to creativity through the extreme variation of high ISO sensitivities, which for normal photography was a disturbance “the famous photographic grain” which was considered a defect, for me it was an added value for achieve the desired effect:
A PHOTOGRAPH WITH A PICTORICAL EFFECT.
Later the advent of digital would then change this wonderful analog world, transforming the way of photographing with all the positive and negative aspects of the case.
A professional career of 50 years, which has allowed me to explore everything that is before, during and after the photo shoot with 360-degree experiences in graphic arts, pre-press, photographic printing, manual photo retouching and processing of images, before and after the advent of integrated electronic systems DTP (desk top Publishing) and then landed as a photographer in the world of high fashion for the leading company in the sector: CLX Europe eClerc Company.
Collaborating with the most famous world brands such as: Gucci, Fendi, Versace, Bottega Veneta, Golden Lady, Boucheron, YSL, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo, Bulgari, Brunello Cucinelli, Sergio Rossi and others, I have traveled through the obligatory conversion of the new millennium of photographic world, from analogue to digital and the progressive but inexorable oblivion of the printed media increasingly threatened by the advent of the internet and social media.
In 2019, with the artistic collaboration of Dr. Dominic Man-Kit Lam, world-renowned scientist, artist and philanthropist, I exhibited some of my works at the Venice International University, China Experience Papillon in Venice as part of the 58th International Art Exhibition.
“The gold leaf” work exhibited in Venice was chosen by the English charity Le Ciel Foundation and auctioned by Christie’s in exhibitions in New York and London in 2020.
Now I continue this passion of mine with enthusiasm, to obtain images that can arouse new emotions.
Via Erice 5 – 37069 Villafranca di Verona Italy
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