EDITIONS

VIERI BOTTAZZINI’S 12/12 EDITIONS ON MAKERSPLACE

EDITIONS is a series of collections featuring 12/12 edition NFTs aimed at offering ultra-high quality color landscape photography at an affordable price point in the NFT space. All images are single shot, no composites, no digital wizardries.

All photographs in these collections have been created in locations I have known and photographed for years, sometimes for over a decade, returning multiple times before I found the perfect conditions portrayed in these images.

Pure color photography, pure commitment, pure photographic craftsmanship.
Exclusively on MakersPlace.

WATERFALLS

Waterfalls always fascinated me. On one hand, there is something hypnotic in the power of rushing waters, both visually and in the roaring sound they make. On the other hand, I find the photographic transformation of moving water into shapes and lines via long exposure fascinating, and I love to lose myself in previsualizing how my images would turn out before pressing the shutter.

Like all my photography, each WATERFALLS image tells a story through the passing of time, expressed visually in the pieces via the use of exposure controlling techniques, all done in-camera and at the time of shooting.

NATURE’S CHURCH

NATURE’S CHURCH

THE SHEPHERD'S POOL

THE SHEPHERD’S POOLS

UNDER A BURNING SKY

UNDER A BURNING SKY

WATERFALLS | THE COLLECTION

NATURE’S CHURCH

I always found the characteristic shape of mount Kirkjufell, the Church Mountain, extremely inspiring when paired with – and juxtaposed to – Kirkjufellsfoss waterfalls. During years dedicated to photographing this scene, I explored all possible compositions; the lower viewpoint presented here, out of all the possible variants, is definitely my favorite.

My favorite season to photograph Kirkjufellsfoss is winter. In winter, the snow covering the mountain adds texture and depth to it; more, there is higher likelihood of ice and icicles on the rocks surrounding the falls. At sunset, the warmth of the sky creates an incredible tonal contrast with the shaded, iced waterfalls, perfectly expressing the triumph of radiance, energy and hope.

I returned to this amazing location over a dozen times to find the perfect conditions for this image: finally, in December 2019, “Nature’s Church” was born!

THE SHEPHERD’S POOLS

The elegant waterfalls of River Coupall, famously set against Buachaille Etive Mor, the Shepherd, are one of the most iconic of Glen Coe’s views and a longtime favorite of mine. I fine-tuned my composition and aesthetic understanding of this location through years of experience photographing it, starting from my first visit in 2009.

Winter is the best season to photograph this scene, for me. In winter, the chances of a dusting of snow covering the Buachaille adding depth to the otherwise black rocks are higher, and there is enough water in the river for the waterfall’s splash to fill the negative space on the bottom of the frame. I have been waiting for years for the perfect dawn light combined with sparse clouds to add to the mood of serenity and peace this scene evoked in me.

In 2019, the stars aligned: on a beautiful, crispy March morning “The Shepherd’s Pools” was born!

UNDER A BURNING SKY

Allt Dearg Mor’s waterfalls, set against the beautiful profile of Sgurr Nan Gillean, are one of my favorite locations with any weather and one I love to go back photographing over and over. I started photographing this location in 2009 and I revisited it every year for over a decade, chasing that elusive, perfect combination of weather, water level and light.

To make sure the mountain is snow covered, thus adding depth and texture to the otherwise black rocks, I always plan my visits in winter. The Isle of Skye’s winter weather is nothing short of spectacular, with its extreme variability and rapid changes. I waited over a decade to find the perfect, powerful, fiery red sunset with the right cloudy sky to juxtapose to the wintery colors of Allt Dearg Mor and Sgurr Nan Gillean.

In 2020, the conditions were just right: on a momentous February evening, “Under a Burning Sky” was finally born!

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