Franco Franceschi

Franco Franceschi

Location: Italy

I began my career in the world of fashion photography. during 25 years I have collaborated with principal fashion magazines (Alanaka, Amica, Cosmopolitan, Donna Moderna, Harper’s Bazar, Lady, Moda, Melrose style…) in Italy, Germany, USA and Arabic Emirates as well as important Fashion Companies as Renato Balestra, Blanc Matt, Boucher, Capucine, Pierre Cardin, Emporio Armani, Emilio Pucci ,Ferragamo, Giorgio Grati, Galitzine, Schramm, Sirdar, Triumph….
Professionaly, I have held published more than 2500 pages and 25 magazine covers with my photos.
From the turn of the Century I dedicate all my time to personal research towards producing images free from constraint where I can express my mode of perceiving the world that surrounds me and the environment where I am living. It gives to the photographic paper that which my sensitivity has perceived. I choose to concentrate on form and detail neglecting a total view
These images have been on show at personal exhibitions in Italy (Bologna, Castellina, Lilliano, Zola), Argentina (Santiago del Estero), Bulgaria (Sofia), Croatia (Osijek), Denmark (Copenhagen, Hellerup), France (Grenoble, Lille), Lithuania (Vilnius, Nida), Perù (Lima), Poland (Warsaw) Slovenia (Izòla, Lubjana), and the U.S. (San Francisco).
AWARDS: 2004 Orvieto International Festival for monograph "Edilizia Laica del '900 a Bologna". 2008 and 2009 Art Majeur Silver Award.


Portfolio:

The Seasons in Chianti

The research consists of a hundred detailed photographs of the Senese countryside that have been immortalised through the alternating seasons of the artist’s eight years in Castellina. The images are out of the ordinary, from a clear pictorial inspiration, but enriched with a clean cut edges, which produces geometric compositions. The images are never whole, always partial, because it is only thanks to particularity that we can discover traces of perfection. This results in a living experience of Chianti, rather than just a visit