Winner of 12th Smithsonian “Natural World”- National Geographic published
“Every wildlife photographer approaches their subjects with a certain frame of mind, be it for efforts of conservation, love of nature or documentary purposes. Within each approach comes a style that is developed that makes their images uniquely their own. But for certain photographers, they seek to evoke an almost poetic, philosophical creation of a feeling that they garner from the experience. In short, they see their image-making as an art form just like painting or sculpture. Since its inception, photography has been debated as a legitimate art, and though that is often a tiresome conversation, there are certain shooters whose artistic integrity is not in question, such as Photographer Lorenzo Mittiga.
Lorenzo is clearly a meticulous executor of his craft. Focusing on capturing that moment when time, space and subject synthesize into a compositional cohesion, he prides himself on creating visually melodic expressions of instances captured. For him it is not merely about the subject, but about the entirety of what is encompassed in his frame. And in his split shots in particular, the drama of his vision comes together in the portrayal of two worlds seemingly unattached and unknowing of one another”.
By Lia Barrett (Underwater Photographer, Photo Editor at DPG)
Lorenzo Mittiga is an Italian awarded professional photographer for fine art, underwater, nature/wildlife, advertisment/commercial, sport, real estate, travel, portrait. Available on the island of Bonaire and for any assignement abroad.
From National Geographic
“We selected Your Shot photographer Lorenzo Mittiga for the portfolio review because he has a real eye for composition including light, framing, and scale. Lorenzo’s photographs are always on point with clarity and focus. With a little coaching and direction, he can elevate his photography beyond taking beautiful underwater photographs. When I look at this photograph by Lorenzo, it reminds me of the feeling I reach at the end of building one of my cave photographs. My team and I spend a long time, maybe hours constructing the frame, constantly tweaking the many lighting positions before finally reaching a point when we are all satisfied and there is nothing left to do, sometimes nothing else that can be done. It’s technically perfect. This is where we are with this frame of the Iguana I feel.
What makes Your Shot special is that we are a community of photographers following our dreams and passion. We love how you engaged with each other to offer encouragement and feedback before the assignment opened for submissions. Together, you will all become better photographers and more thoughtful visual storytellers.
National Geographic photographer
David Y. Lee
Producer, National Geographic Your Shot
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