/ 2020 / Architecture / Historic

Scotland - Historic and Beautiful

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Historic
  • Photographer
    Miguel Franco Botticelli

This long-term project is about the historic architecture and the beautiful nature of Scotland. Using historical methods, I designed my own Camera Obscura (Tent Camera). The image, which is projected by the Camera Obscura on the ground, I photograph with analog or digital technology. The ultimate goal is to create works of exquisite texture and great plasticity. The ground is an integral part of the image, taken directly from the camera. Everything without double exposure or composing in post production.

Miguel Franco Botticelli is a professional Architecture and Art Photographer.
He is of German nationality of Spanish/Italian descent.

At George Eastman Museum Rochester, USA and in Germany he studied historic processes of photography.

March till June 2008 - First solo exhibit “Havana–A Glimpse into Daily Life” was displayed at a Bank in Germany.

2007-2010 he presented his project “Venice-Classic and Beautiful” for collectors in Spain and Italy.

2012 he graduated as filmmaker at New York Film Academy at Universal Studios Hollywood, California, USA and founded his company Cinema Fotoreisen.

Awards 2020 European Cultural Center (ECC), Venice, Italy – Invitation to take part at the six month exhibition „Time, Space, Existence“ at Palazzo Mora, in the context of the Venice Biennale 2020.

2019 Tokyo International Photo Awards (TIFA) – Honorable Mentioned with the series „Scotland – Historic and Beautiful“ in the category Portfolio – Fine Art, Professional.

2019 Tokyo International Photo Awards (TIFA) – Honorable Mentioned – „Dundrennan Abbey, Scotland“ in the category Fine Art – Other, Professional.

2019 Tokyo International Photo Awards (TIFA) – Honorable Mentioned with the series „The Mystic Light of Japan“ in the category Architecture – Buildings, Professional.

2019 International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable Mentioned – Professional Analog/Fine Art Others.

2019 Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) – Honorable Mentioned – Fine Art / Abstract Professional.

2019 Moskow International Photo Awards (MIFA) – Honorable Mentioned – Professional Architecture Buildings.

2019 Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) – Finalist – Professional Architecture Photography.

2018.19 Arte Laguna Prize / Venice IT – Finalist Photographic Art.