Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Portrait

Justice Venezia

  • Photographer
    Robin Yong
  • Agency / Studio
  • Technical Info
    100mm Fixed Lens, 1/160, F/2.8, Iso 200
  • Photo Date

The Venice Carnevale is probably the world's most beautiful festival, characterised by the masked costumers. Venetian masks are a popular theme with Tarot cards. The Tarot is a 600-year-old tradition pack of playing cards, used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play games such as Italian tarocchini, French tarot and Austrian Königrufen. The Justice card in Tarot is about reason, truth, and, of course justice. The portrait is done in Venice 2020.

Robin Yong is a multi-award winning Travel Photographer. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful.