Massimiliano Balo' 1

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About

Massimiliano Balò was born in Sicily. He is a surrealist artist who through photography captures one of the infinite possibilities reality. His world made of “visions” featured by deformed characters which they dissolved in and out of “The Void”. He use his personal technique of faster manual zooming with slow shutter speed to create a surreal effect to finish the work processing it to the PC. His works are mostly black and white but he also loves colours. Many of his works are abstract surrealistic but he does as well photojournalism.

AWARDS
Finalist Shortlist at Sony World Photography Awards “Still Life” 2017
2nd Place at Monochrome Awards, Category Fine Art 2017
Finalist Winner at “The Independent Photographer” Category Open Theme 2017
1st Place Gold at Tokyo International Awards -Fine Art Category Abstract
3rd Place IPOTY Category Abstract 2016
Honorable Mention 9th International Color Award Category Abstract
3rt Place Monochrome Photography Awards Category Abstract
Honorable Mentions Monochrome Photography Award Category Fine Art and Abstract
Honorable Mentions ND Awards Category Abstract Fine Art
Honorable Mention ND Awards Special:Photojournalism/Story
3rd Place -HONOR OF DISTINCTION Amateur Abstract at 10th Black & White Spider Awards 2015
Honorable Mention and Nominee at 10th Black & White Spider Awards Category People and Abstract 2015
5 Honorable Mentions MIFA Moscow Photo Award Abstract 2015
Honorable Mention IPA Category Editorial: Photo Essay/Feature Story 2015
Honorable Mention IPA Category Fine Art: Abstract 2015
Honorable Mention PX3 “Prix De la Photographie Paris” 2015
Honorable Mention “FAPA” Fine Art Photography Award Category Abstract 2015
Nominee at 8th Annual International Color Awards Category People 2015
Honorable Mention 4th Annual Mobile Photography Awards Category Photo Journalism 2015
5-Nominations at 9th Black & White Spider Photography Awards 2014
Honorable Mention at IPA “International Photography Awards” Category Abstract 2014
Finalist London Life Photography Competition Exhibition 2014 L A Noble Gallery
Silver at PX3 “Prix de la Photographie Paris” Categories Nature/Environmental 2014
Honorable Mention 3th Annual Mobile Photography Awards Category Travel by Trover 2013
EXHIBITIONS
Digital Exhibition at Sommerset House as a Shortlisted at Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr- London 2017
Digital Exhibition Display at TIFA Gallery Cultural Center Owada Tokyo 2017
Digital Exhibition Display at “Shadow Stories Vol. 2” Sixteen Mile Arts Ontario Canada 2016
Finalist at “London Life Photography Competition Exhibition ”
L A Noble Gallery London 2014.


Works

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La Luce

Nothing Really Matters

Dilemma

Friends

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Void

Dracontia

Through the Night

A Journey

I Can't Stop Thinking about you

Metamorphosis

Transizione

Introspezione

Existence

Nothing is Permanent

Mother of Sorrow

Come into my Trip

Disorder

Smarrito

Listening to Vivaldi