Self-taught Street Photographer. Born and raised in Brazil, also an American and Italian citizen, lives since 2001 in West Palm Beach, Florida USA. Adriano Ficarelli has a multi-culture formation heavily influenced by his family with several well known artists, painters, musicians, composers and architects. Adriano studied Electronics, Architecture and Graphic Design.
Although he had chosen to work with computer software and hardware, for all his professional life he always felt the need to express himself with art. On his youth with photography, paintings and drawings, he made later experiments as a music composer, sound designer, and wrote poetry. The result was published in 2013 in the book with a CD, Batatas e Champignons (Potatos and Mushrooms). Also in 2013, he returned to photography and in 2014 decided to show his works. Since then Adriano participated on several collective exhibitions in South Florida :
- Art Synergy / Art Forms at ART Boca Raton 2017 (juried)
International Exhibition - Mar 2017 – Boca Raton
- Continuum West Palm Beach Arts 2017
- Photography Invitational 2016 - Art Gallery at Elissey Campus,
Palm Beach College - Sept/Oct 2016 - Palm Beach Gardens
- Lake Worth Art League & Gallery - July 2016 - Lake Worth
- Art Synergy / Art Forms at ART Boca Raton 2016 (juried)
International Exhibition - Mar 2016 – Boca Raton
- CGMS Galley – Mar 2016 – Lake Worth
- Boynton Beach Art District - ART WALK - Feb 2016 – Boynton Beach
- The Artist Gaze at ActivistArtistA Gallery – Jan 2016 – Boynton Beach
- BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS – Jan 2016 - Lake Worth
- CGMS Galley – Jul 2015 – Lake Worth
- other collective exhibitions and fairs
I classify myself as a street photographer. Street photography course branches in various personal and different techniques. I shoot always handheld mostly at night, very influenced by the environment, natural or mixed kind and colors of lights, by the weather, and especially by the dynamics, the movements. People on my way sometimes participate of the composition and sometimes force me to find a very special angle. Nothing is static, only a few seconds to decide and shot. The subject is a dynamic scene, alive. Shoot or loose it. Often I have chance for just one shot.
I think I have the instinct to see beauty in everything, a kind of optimistic thinking based on my philosophy. I found photography is the way to express myself, sometimes surprising my "models", mostly anonymous models. It is gratifying that it drove me to make new friends after having them photographed.
This mixture of excitement to express myself and photograph in a hostile environment, trying to use the best technique, makes this style a form of live performance to photography, as it is in any other media, where the technique is sometimes sacrificed for the best way to express a vision, sometimes a hallucination.
Very exciting to shoot musicians. Music is one of my passions, the mood helps synch with the performer, but I try to go a little further, I try to connect with the musician or the scene.
Do you know how beautiful you are ?
I telepathically try to send this message so people feel more comfortable in front of my lenses.