The series of photographs that I wanted to propose in your photo contest is part of a project born after my first trip in Sweden where I stayed for a month.
From the beginning, I was fascinated by the relationship between men and animals in Sweden. Göteborg, the city where I decided to stay, is full of parks where the wild animals living without fences. Here, you can see the ducks flutter freely in the lakes or the deer cross the parks avenues. I come from Sicily where you do not see animals in complete freedom. In particular, I was attracted to how the locals respect the animals and nature in general.
During my stay in Sweden, I decided also to move in the Northern part to see if the same behaviour is conserved. I went to Granö, near Umeå, a city that seems straight out of fairy tales. This was a very stimulating experience from the point of view of photographic research. Unfortunately, I was not lucky enough to find myself in front of a moose or a reindeer, typical of those parts of Sweden.
This project, therefore, focuses on life in “The White Forest” of Granö, especially the fishing activities. I was very fascinated by both the ice-fishing technique, which involves the use of a hand ice auger to drill over a meter of ice, and by the plenty of the catch. I have enclosed all this in these eight shots.
AUTHOR: giovanni nicolosi ITALY
My name is Giovanni Nicolosi, I was born in Palermo, Sicily (Italy) in 1986.
I started working as a photographer in 2010, learning from the masters of contemporary photography in Sicily.
I have tried several types of photography from glamour to reportage, collaborating with different agencies.
Today, my photographic style is oriented on simplicity, naturalness, and elegance.
I consider myself as a narrator of life, mine, and of those who honor me with their own.