InvEarth. 1st & 2nd series

The InvEarth project is composed of several photographic series focusing on nature. Different subjects from flora, fauna, and the ‘four elements’ (water, earth, fire and air) were chosen as exemplary symbols of planet Earth. These were shot focusing on specific features, then developed in black and white, finally turned into negative images. The lack of color represents our world’s intrinsic dichotomy, the incessant dance between day and night, light and shadow, and yin and yang that has always marked the passage of time and the advance of evolution. The latter, the primordial principle governing life on Earth, is symbolized here by the negative reversal of the shots. This graphic process was carried out in memory of film, which for years represented the essence of photography, before being almost completely supplanted by digital formats.


The project starts with the High voltage series devoted to lightning, which has been present on Earth since it first took shape, dominated by volcanoes. Here, lightning is captured inside an imposing cumulonimbus which unleashed a storm on a September night in Cape Maleas, on the edge of the Peloponnese, Greece.

Toxic, the second series of the InvEarth project, focuses on the possible first ancestor of all animal life on our planet: jellyfish, a fascinating and pulsating trap floating into the seas since over 500 million of years, like an immortal ensign of biodiversity. Its fatal beauty is here represented by two species of the genus Chrysaora, with its geometric drawnings adorning the bell, lace-edged arms and long tentacles hiding a miriad of nematocysts ready to sting.

 

- The project entitled the author as FIOF Italian Photography Ambassador in China (H.V.)

- Gold Award in TIFA Tokio International Foto Awards 2018, category "Nature-Underwater" (TO)

- Winner of "Monochrome International Photography Contest 2019", Blank Wall Gallery, Greece (TO)

- Winner of "Monochrome International Photography Contest 2018", Blank Wall Gallery, Greece (H.V.)

- Winner of FIOF "Lumina 2017" (H.V.)

- 2nd Prize in the International Photography Awards IPA 2018, category "Fine Art - Landsacape" (H.V.)

- 2nd Prize Silver Award in the Moscow International Photography Awards MIFA 2018, category "Fine Art - Special Effects" (H.V.)

- Nominée in the Fine Art Photography Awards FAPA 2019, category "Wildlife/Animals" (TO)

- Honorable Mention in the ND Awards 2018, category "Natures - Other" (TO)

- Honorable Mention in the PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2018, category "Nature - Earth" (H.V.)

- Honorable Mentions in the International Photography Awards IPA HARMONY 2018 (Los Angeles), category "Nature" (TO)

Merit Award in the "1st Open International Art Competition" Art Room Gallery 2018 (H.V.)

- Best Photo of the Day in Foto Arte Black And White, Dicember 18, 2018 (TO)

- Nominée in the Fine Art Photography Awards FAPA 2017, category "Nature" (H.V.)

- Honorable Mention in TIFA Tokio International Foto Awards 2017, category "Fine Art - Special Effects" (H.V.)

- Honorable Mention in the International Photography of the Year IPOTY 2017, category "Fine Art - Photomanipulation" (H.V.)

- Honorable Mention in the ND Awards 2017, category "Nature - Other" (H.V.)

- Publication: "Monochrome exhibition" catalogue, Athens, February 2019 (TO)

- Publication: International Photography Awards IPA 2018 catalogue, Los Angeles, 2018

- Publication: FIOF "Lumina 2017" catalogue, China, November 2017 (H.V.)

- Publication: "Monochrome exhibition" catalogue, Athens, February 2018 (H.V.)

- Exhibition: International Art Photography Festival, Lishui, China (November 2017) (H.V.)

- Exhibition: "IMAGO" Art Exhibition, Angelica Library, Rome, Italy (November 18 - 25, 2017) (TO)

- Exhibition: 5th Base Gallery, London, England (November 21 - 22, 2017) (TO)

- Exhibition: Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece (February 23 - March 8, 2018) (H.V.)

- Exhibition: FIOF Annual Convention, Orvieto, Italy (March 9 - 25, 2018) (H.V.)

- Exhibition: R-evolution Photo Festival, Italy (May-September 2018) (H.V.)

- Exhibition: European Parliament, Bruxelles, Belgium (June 2018) (H.V.)

- Exhibition: MIFA 2018 Winner's Exhibition, Moscows, Russia (September 19 - 22, 2018) (H.V.)

- Exhibition: Lumina, Matera, Italy (2019) (H.V.)

- Exhibition: Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece (May 3 - 15, 2019) (TO)