My open Portfolio 2010
by Giordano Cipriani
“I am very happy and proud to have won the prestigious BSoUP's Annual Open Portfolio”.
“I was born in Rome 36 years ago and I’ve always been fascinated by photography, my only true passion. Since I was a teenager I used to collect photo magazines, but at the beginning I related to the art of photography as if I was a spectator. My father was World Champion Underwater Photographer in 2000. In 2001 I flew to Papua New Guinea with my father, joining him in taking underwater photos. At the same time there was an ethnic festival on the island. The richness of colours, the intensity of odors and the different culture poles apart from our own brought me to grab my film camera in order to document that marvellous experience. After this event I begin feeling no longer a spectator but a protagonist. Starting mainly with underwater photography and reportage then I began to approach fashion photography and realized 'personal work' in and important gallery.”
“I tried to assemble a portfolio with wide angle, macro and other shooting techniques. Almost all were taken on my last trip, to West Papua, in Raja Ampat, except the shark night shot taken at Coco's Island and macro shrimp taken in Manado, Lembeh Strait”.
Top left: Giant Clams, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Nikon D700, 16mm lens, 1/60th @ f 9, 2 x SandS YS350 strobes
Top centre: Shrimp, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Nikon D2x, 105mm lens1/13th @ f32, 2 x SandS YS350 stobes, Seacam housing
Top right: Fish Eye, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Nikon D2x, 105mm, 1/250th @ f22, 2 x SandS YS350 strobes, Seacam housing
Bottom left: Under the Jetty, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Nikon D2x,
10.5mm lens, 1/100th @ f11, 2 x SandS YS350 strobes, Seacam housing
Bottom centre: Hunting Shark, Coco's Island, Costa Rica, Nikon D700, 20mm lens, 1/160 @ f2.8, no strobes
Bottom right: The Cove, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Nikon D2x, 10.5mm lens, 1/125th @ f5.3, no strobes, Seacam housing.
To see more of Giodano's image please visit www.giordanocipriani.com