I’m so happy! My work has entered the Top 5 of ANFM – the most important wedding photographers’ association in Italy– in the category “Album Of The Year – Single Photographer”.
It’s a very important recognition for me because it’s a demonstration that my commitment and my dedication in this work are paying off.
There is still a lot to do but the sign that I am on the right track is just there!
I have chosen a wedding at La Badia di Orvieto that I shooted in June 2018, you can find it here.
Why this wedding among the dozens photographed last year?
Because I think it was the one that represents me the most.
As with any wedding, I always want to give my best, trying to always deliver an excellent job and to make my spouses happy.
But I also believe that in this specific work you can notice not only my personality, but also elegance accompanied by notes of humor (something that I constantly look for in weddings).
For the contest I revisited this work a little by presenting this wedding in black and white, and looking for close connections between all the images in the layout.
This year the jury was composed of international photographers whom I admire and respect a lot, some of my favorites in the wedding photography field:
Sara Munari, Julian Kanz, Fabio Mirulla, Gianmarco Vetrano, Valentina Di Mauro, Marco Onofri, Flavio Bandiera (the president of this jury), and the internationally renowned photographer Maurizio Galimberti (as special guest).
This last one has spent words of appreciation for all the finalists, as evidence of the fact that wedding photography is changing:
it is no longer considered second-class, but it is evolving into something that goes beyond the usual clichés. Elegance, innovation, bare and raw reportage, poetry.
The wedding photographer is no longer a simple smudger, but an author who interprets marriage according to his own vision and sensitivity.
You can see in this way unique wedding albums, where the photographer’s imprinting is very present. And the finalists of this contest can fully demonstrate it.
Thanks to the one that always supports me, my wife Katherine.