"Portraits of the Central Apennines" is a selection of pictures from Giulio Speranza's recent documentary project “Mountain Landscapes of the Central Apennines", a long research whose aim is to frame and record the current
physiognomy as well as to interpret the Apennines' point of view...
All the images have been shot on large format (4x5” and 5x7”) black and white film using Sinar and Linhof view cameras. Film Developed and digitalized by the author. Limited edition Fine art prints on Ilford Baryta paper for a total of 45 pieces. Every picture signed by the author.
Giulio Speranza: “I was born in Rome in 1980, I'm a PhD in Geology and Freelance photographer.
Initially, I focused on nature landscape photography, guided by my scientific education and from practicing mountaineering sports and skiing which allowed me to stay in close contact with the mountains and natural environment. Later on, I got involved mainly in research related to reportage, portraiture, landscape and architecture/interior photography. Currently, although I use a full frame digital camera for some professional commitments, I pursue my personal photographic research and professional works shooting in analog large format (from 4x5" to 8x10"), both in color and black and white, using both folding and monorail view cameras. I usually develop my own films and proceed with scanning and digital elaboration. My works are featured on the Linhof and Sinar websites, the two greatest large format equipment producers. I'm also a teacher of photography, mainly view camera technique, on both collective and individual basis, and a guide for photographic trekking in Central Italy. Since 2006 I've been involved in various personal and collective photographic exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. My projects, awarded in several international photography contests, have also been published on various international photographic reviews.”