VIERI BOTTAZZINI

Vieri Bottazzini, 2020
Vieri Bottazzini, 2020

Vieri Bottazzini is an Italian Fine Art landscape photographer and educator, with a personal style rooted in pure photographic craftsmanship. Passionate about the outdoors, Vieri believes in honouring the majestic power of our planet’s beauty by creating his iconic images using unadulterated photography only. Through his unique black & white and subtly post-processed colour images, Vieri tells stories about the relationship between nature and mankind, exploring the concepts of time and of the surreal. Vieri’s Fine Art work has been viewed millions of times on social media and featured on leading publications such as Medium Format Magazine, LEMAG, Elements-Landscape Photography Magazine, and more.

Vieri leads truly limited attendance 3-people Workshops in places like Iceland, Scotland, England, the Southwest USA, Italy, France and Spain, where he fully shares his knowledge and his art with his Alumni. Vieri’s diverse and vast Portfolio is the culmination of over a decade of passion, love and craftsmanship, of months spent on the road every year, of hundreds of kilometres of hikes and most of all, of a lifetime’s devotion to the arts.

Through his work and tutoring, Vieri aims to inspire others to embrace their inner artist and find their own path to self-expression.

“Vieri Bottazzini’s photography is a poetic journey in landscapes of endless beauty, landscapes he could capture the inner spirit of, by going past their mere appearance in an aesthetic voyage of discovery of our planet’s deepest nature.”
Handbook, The Official Costa Smeralda Magazine

AMBASSADORSHIPS

Vieri is a proud Phase One Ambassador, f-stop Gear Staff Pro & Ambassador and a Qualified Associate of the BIPP. In the past, Vieri worked as Leica Ambassador & Leica Akademie instructor (2016-2018) and as Formatt-Hitech Featured Artist & Brand Ambassador (2016-2021).

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

– Life Behind (Hayatin ardinda)
Solo exhibition. 24.12.2005 / 21.01.2006
Akustik Gallery, Meclis-I Mebusan Cad. 157, Findikli – Istanbul, Turkey

– Istanbul’s streets and alleys (Istanbulin kaduilta ja kujilta)
Solo exhibition. 12.04 / 07.05.2007
Underground Photo Gallery, Kirkkopuistonkatu 9, lisalmi, Finland

– Life behind
Solo exhibition. 10.12.2008 / 10.06.2009
Studio Cascio-Ferraro, Via Lamarmora 40, Milano, Italy

– Life and economy in the streets of Istanbul
Solo exhibition. 13.04 / 12.06.2010
OpenMind gallery, Via Rovello 5 Milano, Italy

– Time (&) Matters
Solo exhibition. 03.10.2017 / 23.03.2018
Studio Cascio-Ferraro, Via Lamarmora 40, Milano, Italy

– Time (&) Matters
Solo exhibition. 11.08.2018 / 07.09.2018
ImagOrbetello Photofestival, Polveriera Guzman, Orbetello (GR), Italy

PUBLICATIONS

Vieri’s work has been published & featured by magazines such as Abitare, Rolling Stones, Cosmo, Medium Format Magazine, LEMAG – Long Exposure Photography Magazine, Elements – Landscape Photography Magazine, Handbook – The Official Costa Smeralda Magazine, Xclusive Photomag & more.

TEACHING

VIeri is a passionate teacher with an extensive teaching experience. During a career spanning nearly 30 years, Vieri taught college for 15 years, and since starting VIERI BOTTAZZINI WORKSHOPS in 2015, Vieri led over 55 Workshops all over the world.

MY PATH

“For nearly 20 years, I worked as a concert musician and taught college. I loved playing and teaching, I was well regarded in the industry, and I enjoyed my life. Then, in 2010 I spent a momentous summer month photographing the deserts of Southwest USA. In a way, my soul never left.

Losing myself in those endless spaces helped me finding my inner self and freed my creative energy. It pushed me to go deep under the surface to discover who I truly was and what I truly wanted to do. The extreme heat and the harshness of the landscapes toughened me, creatively, physically and mentally. I came back transformed.

Since then, I have been traveling the world telling stories of nature and men by exploring the concept of time and playing with the thin line between real and surreal. Through my photographic interpretations of the planet’s landscapes, I aim to transmit the emotions that a place and a moment in time awoke in me. I aim to inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and embrace the unknown, where true creativity awaits.

This is what fascinates me, what motivates me to keep walking along my path of personal, photographic and artistic development.” – Vieri

Grand Canyon (USA, 2010)

MY COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

“As a Fine Art landscape photographer, I work very hard to portray the beauty of our planet. The Earth is not only our source of life but is our never-ending source of inspiration, and I am fully committed to protect it to make sure that this source will truly never end.

I believe that such commitment, in this day and age, must turn into action. This is why I am a Proud Partner of Eden Reforestation Projects, an organization active in reforestation and reducing poverty in less developed areas of the World. To support reforestation, I decided to commit a part of my Fine Art print sales and of my Workshop’s sales to Eden Reforestation Projects to fund the planting of 250 trees per print sold. I am also a Proud Member of Nature First – The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography and a Proud Partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, two organizations doing a great job in educating and protecting the environment.” – Vieri

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