TOKYO-2019 Nature / Flowers

Velvet

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Flowers
  • Photographer
    Simone Arrigoni

The rose is the protagonist of the fourth series of InvEarth project, with evocative shots that lead us directly into the arms of its petals, as if we were a pollinating insect that seeks the way to reach its heart. This series is a tribute to the flower symbol par excellence of love which has been a source of inspiration for artists since time immemorial: appeared on Earth before man, the "queen of flowers" was known already 4700 years ago in China for its healing qualities, and arrived in the western world thanks to the Egyptians, who cultivated it already under the reign of Ramses II

Simone Arrigoni is a classical pianist, multiple Freediving World Record holder and successful photographer. He holds more than 150 awards in the most prestigious International Photo Contests, such as the 1st Prize in NTU 2017 by Singapore's Nanyang Technological University & National Geographic. He was appointed FIOF Italian Photography Ambassador in China 2017-2019 and has been Underwater Photography Festival Ambassador since 2019. His works have been published in books, magazines and catalogues, as well as being collected and exhibited worldwide, from USA to Japan via Europe and China