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Antonio Benetti

I first approached twenty years ago, in one way by chance and in another way perhaps because it was supposed to about motorbikes.I travelled a great deal, but in those days i just looked rather than observing.Even then, i was a photographer, but only with my eyes, if that counts, and i can still see many of those images, despite the passing of the years. Then, one day, the chance encounter with Airone magazine, wich at the time was practically the only nature magazine around, released a hidden spring within me.
I discovered an unexpected and wonderful new world, a new way of observing and looking around myself. I was struck by the images and by the amount of "detail" that could be "observed" - "new eyes for knowing how to see" - of wich Proust had spoken in his phrase that has accompanied me in all these years. What followed is today's history.
Meeting up with nature clubs did the rest and from there to wanting to "fix" what i'd seen on film was just a short step. i love the world's extremities and its fascinating places and when i'm on the move, whenever possible, i always get the urge to look for setting and places where manking has still not left its mark. Although this is becoming increasingly difficult!
To all nature and photography fans, "Goodlight".

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