Call for Entries - All About Photo Awards 2020

Francesco Ridolfi

Country: Italy | Born: 1981
Francesco Ridolfi is an Italian portrait photographer who usually shoots for advertising and editorial projects. Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, he now splits his time between Brussels, Milan and Bologna, working for different clients and assignments in the editorial and commercial field. Some of his most recent clients includes: Rolling Stone Magazine, Auchan, Louis Vuitton and Tetra Pak.


All about Francesco Ridolfi:

AAP: When did you realize you wanted to be a photographer?
The photography passion came to me long ago, since I was a child. But maybe I started to realize it could be turned into a profession around the 2006.

AAP: How long have you been a photographer?
Professionally speaking, since 2008.

AAP: What or who inspires you?
Well, maybe it could sounds expected, but for me inspiration is everywhere! I think that the process of developing an idea it's like connecting dots. More dots you have (experiences, visual references, interests,..) more chance to come out with something original and great!

AAP: How could you describe your style?
I'm pretty sure it could be described as clean and precise. And actually it's what I'm looking for in my photos. I prefer to take away instead of add something: less is more for me.

AAP: Do you have a favorite photograph or series?
Speaking of my work, for the efforts done, I surely like the Chess Portraits here presented. But from my previous works, I'm attached to a John Landis' portrait I took a couple of years ago and a series of black and white portraits I took in Cuba Cublanco


AAP: Do you spend a lot of time editing your images? For what purpose?
Actually not so much, I prefer to do as much as possible on camera. The editing process consists mainly in color correction and general cleaning of the photos.

AAP: Favorite(s) photographer(s)?
Erwin Olaf, Martin Schoeller, Richard Avedon.

AAP: What advice would you give a young photographer?
If I had to suggest something to a young or an aspirant photographer, for sure I will advice him of the importance of the profession's business side. It's something you have to take really seriously, if you want to survive out there.

AAP: What mistake should a young photographer avoid?
Think that to be a photographer (and making a living with it) it's enough just take good pictures.

AAP: An idea, a sentence, a project you would like to share?
Less is more. But also, try to convey an idea through your photos. An idea adds much more than technique and Photoshop.


About "Room 322"
"The airy luminosity of an ethereal space, aseptic and suspended, contrasts with the stolidity of these bodies - less than perfect in their awkward and authentic humanness. Statically present, the hotel room preserves its non-connection to sundry turn-taking occupants: its stillness heightens the tension they feel inside, which rips itself free of these contentless surroundings. Thus, from the bottom of a bathtub, contrasting perceptions emerge: appearance and reality, restlessness holding itself still, past within present; authenticity within fiction."
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Francesco Ridolfi
Photo LA
Sponsored Link
 

More Great Photographers To Discover

Richard Le Manz
Nationality: Spain
Born: 1971
For this engineer and self-taught photographer born in Spain in 1971, photography is equally essential both, to communicate the beauty and to reflect on the complex socio-environmental issues, which threaten our planet.

He started in photography making landscape photography, but depicting nature is not enough. Pictures of great landscapes may not be the best way to move consciences and change our values and morals. His photography becomes what some journalist (…)
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
 
Trini Schultz
Nationality: Peru
Born: 1961
Trini Schultz is a self-taught fine-art photographer living in Orange County, California with her husband, Dan, and two children. She was born on July, 1961 in Peru, South America. Growing up watching her grandfather paint, she grew an appreciation and interest for art. With the encouragement of her family & friends she pursued in her enthusiasm of drawing and painting from a young age. Photography intrigued her but it wasn't until her father bought her her first camera at (…)
Trini Schultz
Trini Schultz
Trini Schultz
Trini Schultz
Trini Schultz
Trini Schultz
Trini Schultz
Trini Schultz
 
Hendrik Kerstens
Nationality: Netherlands
Born: 1956

Since 1995, Dutch photographer Hendrik Kerstens has been photographing his daughter, Paula. His photographs have been collected by museums around the world and have inspired taste-makers as diverse as Elton John and Alexander McQueen. (McQueen, in fact based his Fall 2009 collection on Kerstens' image of Paula with a plastic bag as a head-dress, using the image as his invitation for the show.)

Initially Kerstens' photographs were created out of the artist's (…)
Hendrik Kerstens
Hendrik Kerstens
Hendrik Kerstens
Hendrik Kerstens
Hendrik Kerstens
Hendrik Kerstens
Hendrik Kerstens
Hendrik Kerstens
 
Valerio Nicolosi
Nationality: Italy
Born: 1984
Valerio Nicolosi, filmmaker and photojournalist based and born in Rome in 1984, has always had a passion for photography and video. In 2008 he graduated with highest honours from the 'Experimental Television Center' in Rome. He is always looking for the "human factor" on his photos. He made few reportages from the Syrian-Lebanon border about the crises of refugees and the humanitarian corridors. He made Italian and european network and investigative journalism programs for (…)
Valerio Nicolosi
Valerio Nicolosi
Valerio Nicolosi
Valerio Nicolosi
Valerio Nicolosi
Valerio Nicolosi
Valerio Nicolosi
Valerio Nicolosi
 
Sayaka Maruyama
Nationality: Japan
Born: 1983
Sayaka Maruyama's practice traverses the mediums of photography, film, drawings, installation and performance. Drawing on classical Japanese references and Surrealist motifs, her work explores contradictory contemporary understandings of Japanese notions of beauty, from both Western and Eastern perspectives. Maruyama primarily gained notoriety for her Japan Avant-Garde series, in which the artist intertwined digitally manipulated images with elements of paper collage and (…)
 
William Eggleston
Nationality: United States
Born: 1939

William Eggleston was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Sumner, Mississippi. His father was an engineer and his mother was the daughter of a prominent local judge. As a boy, Eggleston was introverted; he enjoyed playing the piano, drawing, and working with electronics. From an early age, he was also drawn to visual media, and reportedly enjoyed buying postcards and cutting out pictures from magazines.

At the age of 15, Eggleston was sent to the Webb (…)
 
Zhang Jingna
Nationality: China
Born: 1988

Zhang Jingna born May 4, 1988 in Beijing, China is a photographer known widely on DeviantART as zemotion.Born in the suburbs of Beijing to a sporting family, Jingna moved to Singapore at the age of eight, where she attended Haig Girls' School. At the age of fourteen, nine months after picking up air rifle, Jingna broke a national record, and subsequently joined the national air rifle team. She was active in the team for six years, notable achievements include breaking (…)
Zhang Jingna
Zhang Jingna
Zhang Jingna
Zhang Jingna
Zhang Jingna
Zhang Jingna
Zhang Jingna
Zhang Jingna
 
David Zimmerman
Nationality: United States

David is an American photographer based in New York City and Taos, New Mexico. For the past two decades his work has focused on endangered landscapes and cultures displaced by environmental, social, economic and political causes. His work has won numerous awards and is exhibited internationally. David is an honors graduate of Brooks Institute (BFA, 1981).

In 1982 he moved to New York City and began a career photographing landscape, environmental and conceptual (…)

 
Dorte Verner
Nationality: Denmark
Dorte Verner was born in Denmark and lives in Washington, D.C, USA. She holds a Ph.D. in economics and a passion for bringing change and attention to vulnerable people and voiceless people. Dorte's expertise in international development allows her to understand the reality in the environments she photographs. Dorte has won numerous prizes and awards for her photographs, e.g. she won the Nikon-100-Year Photo Contest 2016-2017, specifically the Most Popular Entry: Disappearing (…)
Dorte Verner
Dorte Verner
Dorte Verner
Dorte Verner
Dorte Verner
Dorte Verner
Dorte Verner
Dorte Verner
 
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Nationality: Peru
Born: 1963
Pedro Jarque Krebs is an award winning photographer born in Lima, Peru, graduated in Philosophy of Science from the Sorbonne University in Paris. His photos have won more than 100 photography awards internationally, 31 gold medals, 10 silver medals, 6 bronze medals and many honorable mentions. Among these awards are the Sony World Photography Awards, whose Peru National Award he won 3 times, in 2016, 2018 and 2019; the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year competition (United (…)
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
 
Photo LA
Sponsored Link
Join our newsletter
Be up-to-date with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events
 
Photo Contest - All About Photo Awards 2020
 
Discover the Latest Issue of AAP Magazine
All About Photo Magazine showcases the winners of AAP Magazine Competitions
 
 
 
David Bailey: SUMO
Sponsored Link
 
Explore All About Photo