Karim Carella


About

Karim Carella is a self-thought italian landscape photographer. Fascinated about great contemporary photographers such as Michael Kenna and Josef Hoflehner, he elaborated their lessons and inspired by the Nature he captures natural elements and landscapes with a new eye, in the attempt to discover those emotions and sensations which simple things can reveal.

The search for a personal style resulted in a formal coherence built on two points of reference: black & white and square format. Other recurrent elements are minimalist compositions, long exposures and strong contrasts. He pays great attention to this last aspect during the post production, limitated to the “camera lucida”.
The exploration process of Karim Carella moves along precise patterns. Place exploration: the images are taken somewhere in the world, both in the countryside, on mountain tops and along beaches. Genre exploration: he sweeps from macros to wide landscapes and narrative images. Last but not least the exploration of the photographic art and its relationship to the author.
The common denominator of Karim Carella's photography is undoubtedly the personal and solitary search for ways to express a transient moment or contest without making use of any logic or deterministic recording of the occasion or of the place.

AWARDS

2017 Monochrome Awards
– Honorable mention for “Born in the 18th century” photograph – Fine Art;

2017 ND Awards
– Honorable mention for “Tyrsenoi (their land) – the trees over the hills” series – Fine Art landscapes;

2017 Black & White Spider Awards
– Nominee for “Fortytwo cypress trees” photograph – Fine Art;
– Nominee for “Four buoys” photograph – Fine Art;
– Nominee for “Born in the 18th century” photograph – Nature.

2017 IPA International Photo Awards
– Honorable mention for “Born in the 18th century” photograph – Fine Art landscapes;

2016 ND Awards
– Honorable mention for “Streetlights in the park” photograph – Fine Art landscapes;
– Honorable mention for “The pawns and the chessboard” photograph – Fine Art Conceptual.

2016 Black & White Spider Awards
– Nominee for “Rolling” photograph – Abstract;
– Nominee for “Flows” photograph – Nature.

2016 IPA International Photo Awards
– Honorable mention for “Sealos” photograph – Fine Art landscapes;
– Honorable mention for “Rolling” photograph – Fine Art landscapes;
– Honorable mention for “The western ridge” photograph – Fine Art Landscapes.

2016 MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards
- Honorable mention for "Tribute to venice" photo - Architecture Cityscapes;

2015 ND Awards
- Honorable mention for "Phoenician fishing" project - Fine Art landscapes;

2015 MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards:
- Honorable mention for "Rocks in the clouds" project - Fine Art landscapes;
- Honorable mention for "Phoenician fishing" project - Fine Art landscapes;

2015 IPA International Photo Awards:
- Honorable mention for "Rocks in the clouds" project - Fine Art landscapes;
- Honorable mention for "The remote lake" photograph - Fine Art landscapes;

2014 Black & White Spider Awards:
- 2 Nominees in Nature.

2014 IPA International Photo Awards:
- 2 Honorable mentions in Fine Art.

2013 IPA International Photo Awards:
- 3 Honorable mentions in Architecture;
- 1 Honorable mention in Fine Art.

2012 IPA International Photo Awards:
- 3 Honorable mentions in Fine Art;
- 1 Honorable mention in Nature.


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