2nd Place - Merit of Excellence
"Eskimo" : a portrait like a magnificent arctic landscape, this pure, frozen beauty, distant and not always sharp. Faces that remind of the earth after the ice blizzard, empty, calming, striking in their cold perfection, welcoming but carrying a veil of sadness. An inner travel to dream of icy lands.
Biography: Marco Benedetti has followed his passion for photography throughout his life, starting as self-taught. His works touch a lot of categories, from sports to portrait, from beauty to fashion and also fine art nudes. Everything he does is well thought of - improvisation and & shot by chance do not belong to his style. He believes fashion and beauty images should be realistic dreams, touchable heavens, a setting of the best possible perspective on the life in flesh and blood. Even though he indulges in artistic imagery, he is far from creating unclear, abstract messages in his photography.