TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Still Life

Earth, Urgent Salvation!

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Photographer
    Antonio Coelho
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha 7ii, Sony Alpha 7iii, 50mm 1.8 Lens
  • Photo Date

Oceans, water, vitality and natural resources. These are some of the themes we are listening to today. The oceans represent 50% of the Earth's O2 production. They are terribly affected either by pollution, or by rampant fishing, or by the quality and pollution of the water, the plastic that exists there. Another more global aspect of our planet is that we annually consume the Earth's resources in advance. For example in 2020 in August we had exhausted the natural resources that the Earth gives us. Year after year, that date is brought forward. It is urgent to act and prevent climate change.

My name is Antonio Bernardino Martins Coelho, I am from a small village in the north of Portugal, where I live. I am 40 years old, married and father of two girls. I work as an electrical engineer. A taste for painting was evident in me early on, but it was only in 2010 after a trip to Cuba that I became interested in photography, having captured a lot of images. However, having a small digital camera, I started to acquire analog equipment and develop the photography learning activity in a self-taught way, using very old and medium format machines. My favorite camera is the Zeiss Ikon Nettar.