about - nevio presotto - Fine Art Photography

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Born in Italy, in Sacile, Friuli Venezia Giulia in 1954, he began to uproot himself from his roots right away, spending his youth and adolescence between Rome, London and Turin. He returned to Sacile for a short period in 1968 and from 1972 he settled in Padua where he graduated in Chemistry. He currently lives and works in Caneva. The passion for photography had its embryo in London when "stolen" his father's camera ran out of his first film roll in 1963. In 1978, he finished his studies and raised the money to buy his first camera ( a Canon FTb), begins to photograph consistently.

Also in 1978 on the stimulus of Roberto Salbitani, editor of the November and December 1978 editions of the magazine Progresso Fotografico, he begins to experiment with ancient photographic techniques.

He has successfully participated in photographic competitions (1981 - Ilford, Creativity in Black and White, 1982 - 8th International Toro Assicurazioni Photo Competition), in exhibitions (1983 - 2nd focus of experiences photo cine video in Italy - Galleria la Roggia Pordenone). Pictures of him have been acquired by galleries and private individuals.
In the meantime, he cultivates the need to know the history of photography by collecting and restoring cameras and albumen from the end of the 19th century.
In 2000 the old passion of experimentation with pinhole photography and ancient techniques returns, specializing in the creation of kallitypes (platinum, palladium, gold and selenium).

He is currently engaged in the search for ephemeral images (as indeed life is), the antotypes a photographic process that exploits the photosensitivity of some plants (some species of flowers, berries, vegetables) to produce a photosensitive emulsion suitable for printing.

I photograph what I see that captures me, because I find it beautiful, or fascinating or simply odd. From the beginning, my surroundings had been my primary subject. Over time, friends and unknown people have also found their way in front of my lens. Currently I'm involved in the search for ephemeral images (as indeed is life), the anthotypes a photographic process that exploits the photosensitivity of plants (leaves and some species of flowers, berries, vegetables) to produce photosensitive emulsions suitable for printing gives me the chance.
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via Isonzo, 10 - 33070 Caneva (PN) - Italy
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