Robert Vizzini (New York)
Robert Vizzini was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1952.
Early influences include the new medium of television and
images from the first years of space exploration. A chance
encounter with Edward Weston’s photographs also created
a marked impression. The photographer’s work, featured
on a Today show segment in 1960, captured a world of beauty
in nature and everyday objects through still lifes and images
of the California coast. “In a real sense, he taught me to see.” says
Robert, who finds in the expanse of nature a freedom he has
been looking for from childhood—release from painful
self-absorption and a trust in the eternal. This feeling of
liberation fuels his drive to pursue photography and accounts
for much of the subject matter he chooses.
Robert lives in New York City and has produced portfolios
from his travels to Cuba, Tuscany, Nebraska, Cape Cod, Miami,
Nova Scotia, Death Valley, and Mono Lake. He has made a recent
trip to Iceland to photograph its volcanic terrain, and plans
to return there. His photographs have been shown in numerous
exhibitions since 1994 and are held in many private and public
collections, among them the Bibliotèque Nationale de
France in Paris and the Southeast Museum of Photography in
Daytona Beach, Fla. Robert was the first recipient of the
International Photography Awards, New Discovery Award in 2003.
Visit his new Web site - robertvizzini.com
Film: T-Max 400, Camera: Hasselblad 503cw,
Lenses: Carl Zeiss 100mm f/3.5 CF Planar
T*3, Carl Zeiss 50mm f/4 CF Distagon FLE T* , Exposures
range from 20 minutes to 1 hour. Lith developed gelatin silver
prints are available in image sizes: 13" x 13" &
17" x 17"