June 14, 2017

New works from the series "The traveler"

"Spin and dance" from the fine art photography series "The traveler" by Alessandra Favetto 
"Jump" from the fine art photography series "The traveler" by Alessandra Favetto 
"Moon catcher" from the fine art photography series "The traveler" by Alessandra Favetto

I'm a bit late with my blog updates, sorry, but this means I'm busy with work and creating new work so that's good news :-)) Here are my latest images from the series "The traveler"which had a nominee in the Fine Art Photography Awards (read my post here).
From the top: "Spin and dance" - "Jump" - "Moon catcher"
These are limited editions of 20 prints each, 50x50cm, that you can purchase through Saatchi Art --- if you would like different sizes please contact me.

June 10, 2017

Honorable mention Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

Alessandra Favetto Honorable mention Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

Very happy for this new honorable mention at the Px3 2017 Prix de la Photographie Paris. I submitted new photos of my series "Allegories of life, lessons of nature" in the Fine art category and I'm very grateful for this award. The jury selected winners and honorable mentions from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. So many talented photographers participated in the competition; you can view all the winners here > px3.fr

May 29, 2017

Featured in Dodho Magazine

Very thankful to Dodho for the feature in their magazine. They published several photos from my series "Fábula y drama de la soledad" and they look great in their magazine.
If you don't know the magazine check it out! It's full of great artists and stories and lots of inspiration.

May 23, 2017

Meditating on storms in life

Meditating on storms in life

Life is easy but humans like to make it complicated and view only the negative things that pass into their lives.
No one is exempt from the storms of life. When they hit you it's like being in a desert storm, everythings turns dark and it's impossible to find a way out. No matter how much you struggle, turn around, escape or hide sand will always find its way through your body.
So the best thing to do when a storm arrives is to keep calm, stand fierce and listen to what the storm is trying to teach you. More than anything trust that everything that happens to you in life is a blessing and has a purpose so live positively, overcome your fears and enjoy!

I like this quote from Robin Sharma's book "The saint, the surfer and the ceo":
“For your life to be great,
your faith must be bigger than your fear.”

May 10, 2017

"Snowland" new artwork

"Snowland" is my second work from the collection "The traveler". I had real fun mounting this image because I had to create everything from zero: the two ladies walking in the snow (self-portraits), the snow landscape, the trees on the back and the snow falling. It was a great challenge but as usual the nice part of it is the process itself and see how the image grows :-))

This artwork is available as a limited edition print at Saatchi Art.

May 01, 2017

4 months of reading

The flourishing book

Today I'm sharing the books I've read in the past 4 months. I love reading and I love books, the real ones, no digital. I love to see them on my shelves, I love to smell them, I like to underline the paragraphs that inspire me and write down on my notebook the phrases that "touch me". Time is always too little to read all I want but here's the list of my january-april readings:
  • Autobiography of a Yogi - This is a must read! Despite the 500 pages it's a very easy and touching book that will open your mind and your heart.
  • Draco Daatson's Book - This book is by the italian writer Salvatore Brizzi, specialized in esotericism and alchemia. This book makes you stop and meditate about who you are. 
  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment - This is one of those books that you should read on a daily basis (just a chapter is enough) in order to maintain joy and achieve a sense of peace and fulfillment. Highly recommended, it can change your life!
  • Steal like an artist and Show your work - I fell in love with these books by Austin Kleon. I think every artist (but not only) should have them because they boost your creativity, they're very funny and inspiring and give you a mental push when you need it. I already read them twice and still keep them on my desk to open them when I need them :-))
  • Siddharta - A super classic by Hermann Hesse! One of those books that you can read over and over again. This book is all you need for a spiritual journey of self-discovery because at the end we are all like Siddharta. Love it!
  • Collage: Contemporary Artists Hunt and Gather, Cut and Paste, Mash Up and Transform - This is the first collage book that I bought and I found it very inspiring and stimulating.

Hope you enjoyed my book list :-))
Waiting to hear what was your favourite book. 

Image: "The flourishing book"

April 24, 2017

New artwork "Learn to fly"

Fine art surreal photography by Alessandra Favetto

So here it is! "Learn to fly", one of the new artworks of the series "The traveler" that was awarded a nominee in the Fine Art Photography Awards 2017 (I wrote about it here).
This new collection is a special one for me as it's the first time I combine self portraits with surreal fantasy atmospheres. It all started with some photos I took with a blurred long exposure setting and playing around with huge backdrops (from my pet photography arsenal!). I wanted the figure to be identified as a human being but ethereal at the same time. These photos were sitting in my hard drive for a while (months!), waiting for the right time and inspiration to be used. Luckily they came to life in this traveler collection :-))

This artwork is available as a limited edition print at Saatchi Art.

April 17, 2017

This Nominee in the FAPA Awards reminds me of a quote I love

I'm really happy and grateful for the Nominee in the 3rd edition of "Fine Art Photography Awards 2017" (FAPA) in the photomanipulation category with my series "The traveler".

In 2017 Fine Art Photography Awards received 6335 submissions from 89 countries around the world. Winners were selected by highly acclaimed panel of international judges, including: Tim Franco, Nadia Dias, Liza Van der Stock, Matilde Gattoni, Amélie Labourdette, Valery Klamm and Pierre Abensur.
First time for me to participate in this well-known competition together with amazing artists and photographers from all over the world.

I'm not among the winners but I'm truly happy and satisfied about my nominee. Why? Because I've learned to live with passion and enthusiasm, to be grateful for everything that happens in my life, to celebrate every tiny personal and artistic achievement :-))

I always think and meditate about this quote from Arthur Ashe, I love it and it's very inspiring:
"Sucess is a journey, not a destination.
The doing is often more important than the outcome."
I created the art I love, I participated, I got a nominee and I'm happy about it :-)

April 14, 2017

New artwork "Magic flowers"

New artwork "Magic flowers" by Alessandra Favetto

This image is part of the "Me in many ways" collection. This is the same title I gave to another artwork I made with the only difference that is was in spanish "Las flores magicas". Should work more on titleing my works, I know, but there was such magic in those flowers that I didn't bother much :-)))) I always do what I feel so "magic flowers" are always welcome!

This image is available as limited edition print at Saatchi Art.

April 10, 2017

Client from United States

Starting to prepare the limited edition print of "In between" for a collector from United States.
This is image is part of the collection "Me in many ways".
Happy and grateful!