1st Place winner
Out of the blue
DESCRIPTIONA blue palette, a brushstroke for the sky and a brushstroke for the sea. And in the middle of this ocean of nature, humanity on a white boat, tiny and pure as it should be.
AUTHORGabriele Gentile was born in 1986 in Parma, Italy, where he completed his studies in the humanities and communication fields. He approaches digital photography in his thirties fascinated by the “magical power” of this artistic medium, finding it unique in fixing a moment and making it eternal.
Time is the focus of his photographic research, the nostalgic time of the past from which to resurrect ancient buildings today in decay, and the time of the future, projected into minimal visions of modern architecture with futuristic forms and abstract colors.
Forms, lines, space. Fundamental even in its negative meaning of empty space.
In addition to time in space, colour. Another key word in his works, colour not as an adjective or declination of other subjects but a subject in and of itself, as a feeling and essential element of his photographic alphabet.
Photography as a mirror of one's inner world; as aesthetic beauty, with rules and exceptions.