Honorable Mention / 2021 / Nature / Earth

Zenith Nature

The project was born when I bought a drone but I really got a kick out of it during the pandemic, when people were forbidden to travel far from home. Hovering above natural parks and marshes that surround my hometown was, and still is, a way to escape from the ordinary. I used the healing power of photography and my subjective view of nature to counterbalance the loss of control that the pandemic cast upon my and all lives. I concentrate on producing images not immediately recognizable for what they're. Zenith perspective helps in that, as we usually look at nature from below or from aside.

Michele is a self-taught artist, longtime photographer, uncomplicated writer based in Mantua, Italy. He lived in Milan, Italy, New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina, slowly shifting from a frantic freelance career in journalism and photography toward a more relaxed routine involving art and nature.
He’s somewhat conceptual. All his works are based on life experience and ordinary moments mixed with a fascination with light, technology, and the passing of time.
Michele has a background in Civil Engineering and Biology.
Several of his works belong to galleries and private collections.

Awards 2022. Gold Winner Portfolio TIFA: Zenith Nature

2022. Official Selection IPA2022: Zenith Nature

2022. Honorable Mention BIFA2022: Zenith Nature

2022. Honorable Mention MIFA2022: Zenith Nature

2022. Gold Winner Book/Fine Art BIFA2022: That Sky Book

2022. Bronze Award MIFA2022: That Sky Book

2022. Winning Placement / Second Place IPA2022: That Sky Book

2022. Shortlisted LensCulture Art Photography Awards: 2 photos: Water Chestnut, Fallen Sky

2022. Semi finals Share the View Int’l Nature Photography Competition: Fallen Sky

2022. Honorable Mention Chromatic Awards

2022. Official Selection and Honorable Mention IPA2022 (2 photos)

2022. Official Selection TIFA: Resting Flamingos

2021. Honorable Mention PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: Zenith Nature

2020. Bronze Prize TIFA2020: CABA photobook

2019. Honorable Mention IPA2019 (2 photos)

2018. Honorable Mentions IPA2018: East Canada Horizons (photography serie)

2017. First Place (Best Film) Nature and Environment in CICFF: Winter Continuous Cycle

2017. Official Selection Near Nazareth Festival: Winter Continuous Cycle

2017. Official Selection kleff Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival: Winter Continuous cycle