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NOMINATION in the FAPA 2023 – “HUGS. The call of the trees”

NOMINATION in the FAPA 2023 – “HUGS. The call of the trees”

Nomination in the FAPA 2023 competition for the project “HUGS. The Tree Calling”!

My project “HUGS. The Tree Calling ” received a nomination in the prestigious London competition FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards 2023, dedicated to photography.

The photos you see below in preview were presented in the Fine Art Professional section of FAPA and were awarded as a whole, or as a project, for me the most important thing.

Obviously I am pleased when they appreciate me on a work. And especially when someone tells me that they get moved looking at it. At that moment I have the impression that the charge of energy, combined with the great sense of well-being that I had felt with the tree, spreads.

At the same time, I am glad to think that the deeper meaning of my message also extends to other people, increasing attention to trees. In my opinion, unfortunately, never enough.

Nomination at FAPA 2023 in London for the project "HUGS. The Tree Calling"

Above I show the photos sent to FAPA that you can see, along with the other photos of “HUGS. The Tree Calling” in the Gallery

This is the text with which they communicated the good news to me:

“Dear Luca,

Congratulations! It is our pleasure to inform you that your entry has been awarded in the 9th Fine Art Photography Awards!

HUGS. The Tree Calling – Nomination in Professional Fine Art category

Congratulations on your great work and thank you for the support and trust!

Fine Art Photography Awards Team”

Finally, the certificate of the FAPA 2023 competition that they sent me in PDF and that I will keep among the good memories …

FAPA 2023 certificate to Luca Zampini

A new critics’ award for my work dedicated to trees that encourages me even more to go on spreading it. Today I am particularly proud of this recognition received by such a distinguished international jury. Thanks to all the members of the FAPA 2023 Commission!

TV INTERVIEW ON CANALE ITALIA

TV INTERVIEW ON CANALE ITALIA

Television recording of my TV interview on CANALE ITALIA.
The art critic Antonio Castellana talks with tree photographer Luca Zampini in the series “Percorsi D’arte” conducted by him (Arte Italia, TV channel 125).

I, excited, tell a little about myself, my background, my mother (the artist Carolina Marisa Occari),  the Ferrara Photoclub,  the FIAF  my next exhibitions. But above all I talk about my life project HUGS. The Tree Calling tied to the trees and moved by my love for them.

During the broadcast, about twenty minutes or so, 6 of my fine art photographic prints are shown. The same who intrigued Prof. Italo Zannier

Have a nice vision!

Luca Zampini

 

A sincere thanks to Dr. Castellana for inviting me to this interview on CANALE ITALIA – 21 May 2021.

ITALO ZANNIER: EMOTION OF A MEETING

ITALO ZANNIER: EMOTION OF A MEETING

ITALO ZANNIER: The emotion of a meeting

Really an unexpected and exciting meeting that with Maestro Italo Zannier. I’ll tell you how it went…. Last week at the end of the television program “Percorsi d’Arte” in which, interviewed by the art critic Castellana, I tell my project about trees, the editorial staff of Canale Italia informs me that among the phone calls received there is that of Prof. Italo Zannier.

Italo Zannier? The photographer, academic and pioneer of the history of photography in Italy? I think of a candid camera and ask “It’s a joke, isn’t it?”. “No, no. He saw your works on TV and said he would like to know you. He left his number so you call him back”.

Well, it wasn’t a joke… smile

Prof ITALO ZANNIER meeting

Being able to meet Prof. Italo Zannier, spend a whole morning with him talking about art and photography and listen to his comments on my work was a unique and exciting experience that I will never forget. And he also told me that we will see each other again!

 

I thank Prof. Zannier and his son Giulio for the welcome, the time they dedicated to me and their beautiful words on my project.

Here, if you want, the link to see my TV interview on Canale Italia. Have a nice vision!

Prof ITALO ZANNIER photographs "ABBRACCIAMI"

Professor Italo Zannier photographs one of my fine art prints of the project “HUGS. The Tree Calling
See this and the other photos in the Gallery.

 

WHEN I HUG TREES CLOSE TO EACH OTHER

WHEN I HUG TREES CLOSE TO EACH OTHER

In my HUGS. TheTree Calling trees I embrace are almost always isolated. In fact, I rarely take pictures of attached trees and the reason is due to the fact that I can not perceive their individuality. It may happen, however, that if some trees are close together but in an open space, I feel them as an unicum. As if they supported each other and their energy came out multiplied by this closeness. Here’s one of those situations.

Group of trees in Lessinia

This is the same group of trees That I had discovered, by chance, driving on the Lessinia mountains …

Below are the other cases, so far, in which I had felt the same feeling. In order:

White poplar, Francolino – The beech trees of Monte Cucco – The two giants – White poplars 2 – Symmetries.

 

“HUGS” IN THE MAGAZINE ERODOTO 108

“HUGS” IN THE MAGAZINE ERODOTO 108

“HUGS” on Erodoto 108. But how beautiful this article is?

The storyteller Carlotta Alaura writes about my project dedicated to trees HUGS. The Tree Calling” as if he had known me forever. A huge thank you to you and to the editorial staff of this compelling cultural magazine for having dedicated a space to this curious “man whispering in the trees”

I leave you with the words of the Director of Herodotus 108, Andrea Semplici, a wonderful man that years ago I was lucky enough to meet on the Pollino during one of my many trips in search of a “hug“:

“Luca, for years, has been approaching, unseeded, large trees. He photographs them, rotates around them and photographs them again and then confuses the images: Luca knows how to portray the soul of the trees”