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PROMENADE (sand trails)

  • Prize
    Silver in Special/Smartphone Photography
  • Photographer
    Carlo Traini

Promenade’s pictures are without a doubt part of the humanistic side of photography.

In Promenade, people are not merely treated as objects in a scene; conversely, my pictures are taken when I feel these subjects become their most natural selves, a moment usually deemed not worthy of attention by most.

All my inspirations stem from my care for mankind, and the inherent complexity of its nature. These photos are meant to fix one’s memory on imperceptible things, in order to make them survive the indifference of time, flattener of all emotions.

Born in 1964, I developed a fascination for painting and photography only after 1985.
Though that first creative impulse revealed itself to be shortlived - just a few years later, in 1997, I would stop taking photos after my meeting with an iconic photographer of the 20th century.
I always try to write sudden, abrupt stories with my photos and my smartphone.
I call them "photoequivalences" since my pictures spawn just from what little free will I am still able to have left and the dichotomy between my inner chaos and myself - all of this without forgetting my everlasting metaphysical research.

Awards CREATIVE SIENA AWARDS - Highly Commended Nature & Landscape with Shy Soul (2020)
ND AWARDS - Honorable Mantion Fine Art - Conceptual with Homo Sapiens (2020)
ND AWARDS - Honorable Mantion Special - Mobile Photography with Uomo nuovo (2020)
URBAN Photo Awards - Finalist (2020)