The Tree Photographer
More and more people today know me as the photographer of the trees, my great passion.
In fact, I’ve always loved trees. I try to convey their poetry.
I don’t photograph just to show how beautiful they are, maybe in breathtaking landscapes. The basic idea of this life project is to give trees something more than a simple, beautiful composition: a part of me as I have known and lived them.
Born on March 21, 1961, curiously the first day of spring and World Day for Forests; lives and works in Ferrara as a visual artist and freelance photographer.
Son of art, his mother Carolina Marisa Occari was a painter and engraver of stature, she lived with the universe of art since childhood. He played for a while with brushes and canvases until in 2000 he arrived at the optical medium (analog first and then digital).
He is member of FIAF (Federazione Italiana Associazioni Fotografiche) and FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique) since 2009. Member of the FotoClub Ferrara of which he was Vice President and teacher from 2015 to 2022. He has successfully participated in national and international competitions obtaining numerous awards and admissions in addition to the AFIAP (Artiste FIAP) honors in 2014 and EFIAP (Excellence FIAP) in 2016.
Initially attracted by travel photography, he now enthusiastically dedicates himself to a more introspective and conceptual exploration in which he can express all his creativity. Especially on the theme of trees, his great passion.
He has exhibited in various personal and collective exhibitions both in Italy and abroad, some of which are shown at the bottom of the page.
His fine art prints of the series “HUGS. The Tree Calling” are now present in private collections in Italy, France, Spain, Holland, England and Eastern Europe. Several of his photos have been published in contemporary art and photography catalogs as well as in important magazines in the sector.
BACKSTAGE VIDEO: a few hours concentrated in a minute or so!
Me, like a comic, inside my fantasy world…
TRAME SOSPESE / Hotel de Prati – Ferrara, Italy
PSYCHE’ il respiro dell’anima / M.A.D. Mantova Arte Design – Mantua, Italy
… mi chiamano, gli alberi! / Gran Guardia – Padova, Italy
I MIEI ALBERI, alla continua ricerca di un abbraccio / Borgo Valsugana (TN)
COME LE ONDE DEL MARE… / Idearte Gallery – Ferrara, Italia
HUGS abbracci / Annunziata Gallery – Ferrara, Italia
… perché gli Alberi non possono volare. / Pesariis (UD)
I MIEI ALBERI, alla continua ricerca di un abbraccio / Biella, Italia
… perché gli Alberi non possono volare. / Sala Eventi Leon d’oro – Ferrara, Italy
… perché gli Alberi non possono volare. / 381 Storie da gustare – Ferrara, Italy
HUGS abbracci / Hotel Cellai – Florence, Italy
The Truffle Tree /Tuberfood – Borgofranco sul Po (MN)
I MIEI ALBERI, alla continua ricerca di un abbraccio / Pesariis (UD), Italia
Il Salice di Maria / M.A.F. – S.Bartolomeo in Bosco (FE)
L’ALBERO DEI RICORDI ed altre storie / Alchimia R&B, Ferrara, Italy
TREES alberi /Galleria del Carbone – Ferrara, Italy
Ma l’occhio?/Arte in contatto / 381 Storie da gustare – Ferrara, Italy
La mia Islanda / Vigarano Mainarda (FE), Italy
La mia Islanda /Café de la Paix – Ferrara, Italia
La città del silenzio – Artisti Ferraresi per Antonioni / Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea – Ferrara, Italy
Paratissima/Exhibit and Fair – Turin, Italy
Galleria Milanese – Milan, Italy
Venice Art Gallery – Venezia, Italia
Galleria Italia – Parma, Italia
Contemporary Art Exhibition / Spazio Stazio – Milano, Italia
C’è una fiaba in ogni cosa / Centro Culturale Mercato – Argenta (FE), Italy
Figurativo tra Realismo e non Realismo / Galleria M’Arte Brera – Milano, Italy
Lo stato dell’arte ai tempi della 58’ BIENNALE di VENEZIA / Palazzo Zenobio – Venice, Italy
Tra Effimero ed Eterno / Reggia di Colorno (PR), Italia
HUMANIZING THE ICON / Palazzo Zenobio – Venezia
C’è una fiaba in ogni cosa / 12 Rencontres Photographiques, Castelnau de Mandailles, France
Reportage dall’Isola del Pianto, Angelica Incatenata / Galleria Photogallery – Modena, Italy
Dare voce al silenzio / IV Festival delle Arti – Ferrara
Reportage dall’Isola del Pianto, Angelica Incatenata / Museo Boudou di Ste Eulalie d’Olt, France
Reportage dall’Isola del Pianto, Angelica Incatenata / Leica Store – Bologna, Italy
Reportage dall’Isola del Pianto, Angelica Incatenata / Centro Culturale Mercato – Argenta (FE), Italy
Reportage dall’Isola del Pianto, Angelica Incatenata / Il Vicolo Casa d’Arte – Bondeno (FE), Italy
Biagio Rossetti, architetto di corte / Studio di Paola Bonora – Ferrara, Italy
Published in the quarterly ERODOTO 108 no. 29 29
Publication in the contemporary art catalogue “THE TOP 200 CHOSEN BY ANTONIO CASTELLANA, Italian and international artists”, December 2020
Publication on the quarterly magazine MADRUGADA No. 120
Publication on the monthly magazine FOTOIT – May 2020
2014 and 2017
Publications on the catalogues LA FOTOGRAFIA CREATIVA – EDITORIALE SOMETTI MANTOVA: Giallo, Noir e Perturbante. Esercizi di fotografia narrativa liberamente ispirati a Shining di Kubrick e non solo (2014) e Reportage dall’Isola del Pianto, Angelica Incatenata e altre storie “furiose” raccontate con la fotografie e l’ex libris (2017) – both edited by Emiliano Rinaldi e Roberto Roda
Publication on the sector magazine “Il Fotografo”, September 2017 (Pausa caffè), May 2017 (Lavoro e architettura industriale), December 2016 (La mano), June 2016 (Ironia), March 2016 (La notte), December 2015 (Dall’alto)
Publication in a double page on the sector magazine “Speciale Nikon”, April 2014 – Quasi alla meta: Alfavatn!
Publication in “Singolarmente Fotografia” on the monthly magazine FOTOIT, March 2014 – Il mondo di Adriano
Publication on the sector magazine “Digital Camera Magazine”, October 2013 – Quasi alla meta: Alfavatn! (tema: luoghi lontani)
Publications for 4 consecutive years on the Yearbook of the Italian Federation of Photographic Associations (FIAF) – Years: 2014 (Johnny
and his sleeping dog), 2013 (Il mondo di Adriano), 2012 (Riflessi islandesi), 2011 (Vapori d’Islanda)