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Siena International Photo Awards 2018 – Beauty of Nature – Remarkable Award

I’m very pleased to announce that my “Rough sea 4” image received an award at the Siena International Photo Awards 2018 – Beauty of Nature – Remarkable Award.

Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2018 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.

You can find the gallery here: SIPA International Photo Awards 2018

Giant wave during a sea storm

Oct 28, 2018 General Read More

Rudolf J. Lombard (mouth painting artist) painted one of my images.

I’m honored to say that Mr. Rudolf J. Lombard, a mouth painting artist, recently painted one of my waves images.
The painting came out great, as you can see:

mouth painting of a wave

This is the reference image:


Rudolf is a VDMFK (Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of the World) mouth painting artist, as you can read in his bio:

As an inspiring mouth painting artist, I did not see myself in front of a canvas for the last 14 years of my life. Because art plays such a big role in my life since I have been accepted as a student in 2003 at The Mouth and Foot Painters Association of the World, I never one moment looked back. But an obstacle hindered me since I have started as an artist and placed a paint brush in my mouth. It is, that I am colour-blind. Every painting which I have done until now took precise planning and different colours paint to choose and use. I work on what I have memorized through the years and not always what I see.
Today most of my artworks are painted in colour and it is very difficult for me to go back to a mono-colour painting such as ”black and white”. Most of my artworks can be seen and found across the globe from a Tiger painting that I have painted and which is on display at the Tiger-brands lobby to Erny Els “The Big Easy” South Africa’s famous golf player.

Kudos to Rudolf. Keep up the good work!

Sep 08, 2018 General Read More

2018 WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris

Giant wave during a sea storm

My image “Rough sea 4” won second price in 2018 Prix de la Photographie Paris.

Here’s the link to the winning image: https://px3.fr/winners/px3/2018/9678/

Here’s the press relase:

Giovanni Allievi of Italy was Awarded Second Prize in the PX3 2018 Competition.

Paris, France
Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) announces winners of PX3 2018 competition.

Giovanni Allievi of Italy was Awarded: Second Prize in category Nature for the entry entitled, ” Rough sea 4 .” The jury selected PX3 2018’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.
Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.


ABOUT Px3:
The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
Visit http://px3.fr

For Press Inquiries, Contact:
Press@px3.fr

 


Jun 14, 2018 General Read More

2016 WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris

My image “Rough sea 12” won second prize in 2016 Prix de la Photographie Paris.

Here’s the link to the winning image: https://px3.fr/winners/px3/2016/8381/

Here’s the press relase:

Giovanni Allievi of Italy was Awarded Second Prize in the PX3 2016 Competition.

Paris, France
Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) announces winners of PX3 2016 competition.

Giovanni Allievi of Italy was Awarded: Second Prize in category Nature for the entry entitled, ” Rough sea 12 .” The jury selected PX3 2016’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

ABOUT Px3:
The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
Visit http://px3.fr

For Press Inquiries, Contact:
Press@px3.fr

Jun 14, 2016 General Read More

Making waves

When shooting waves my approach is to burst a few frames in the field for each wave and select the most photogenic ones later in post production. Oftentimes I’m asked what the discarded frames look like so I’ve made a few animated gifs to show you the preceding and following images that makes up each burst. The selection of the keepers is obviously a matter of personal taste.

Giant oceanic wave at Varigotti beach“Rough sea 4 – Keeper frame. This image has been selected as an official “Finalist” for the
“2015 BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition”.

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“Rough sea 4 – burst”

Giant oceanic wave at Varigotti beach
“Rough sea 9 – Keeper frame”

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“Rough sea 9 – burst”

Giant oceanic wave at Varigotti beach
“Rough sea 11 – Keeper frame”

Rough-sea-11-burst

“Rough sea 11 – burst”

Giant oceanic wave at Varigotti beach
“Rough sea 12 – Keeper frame”

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“Rough sea 12 – burst”

Giant oceanic wave at Varigotti beach
“Rough sea 14 – Keeper frame”

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“Rough sea 14 – burst”


Jul 29, 2015 General Read More

New site!

After about ten years from its first launch (and a couple of minor upgrades along the way), I decided it was about time to redesign the whole thing over. It should look way better on mobile devices now, with improved overall usability.
I hope you’ll like it!

 


Jan 01, 2015 General Read More

A visit to Michael Fatali’s gallery

Giovanni Allievi meets Michael Fatali

While in Springdale, Utah, I had the pleasure to visit Michael Fatali’s gallery and meet him in person. His photography had a huge influence in my vision and seeing his Cibachrome prints was a jaw dropping experience. He and his wife are very passionate about their work and if you are planning a visit to Zion National Park don’t miss their Springdale gallery!

You can check his outstanding works here: Michael Fatali


Jun 01, 2014 General Read More