Entrance Door of Rocchetta Mattei by Antonio Biagiotti

My intent was to highlight the geometric diversity of the forms and planes of the entrance door of this castle. The architectural styles mix continuously in this castle, which despite having many Arabic references is located in the middle of the Italian Apennines. Furthermore, the contrast was perfect for creating a black and white photograph, with the large foreground in shadow and the saber of light on the courtyard, which transmits all the brilliant brightness of a wonderful sunny day in the Italian summer.

Pentax 67 II with 55mm | Film Kodak T-Max 100 | Exposure 1 second @ f/22 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 55 mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
July 2, 2019



Value 12
Clarity 12
Composition 18
Style 13
Skill 12

Antonio Baigiotti was born in 1971 in Porretta Terme in the province of Bologna, Italy. This is the city of the splendid Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, where he lives and works. Since 2012, he has been happily married to Sara, his first supporter, but also a severe critic, who with her objective evaluations is a great impulse for him to grow and improve. Photography is Antonio’s great passion. He mostly uses PENTAX K1000, which let him entered a wonderful world, made of shutter speed, framing and aperture. His photographs are mostly with the Large Format 4 × 5 or Medium Format 67, using only black and white film that he personally develops and prints in his darkroom.

Current Location
Castel di Casio, Bologna, Italy






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