Adolfo Valente

He is an incredibly talented European Photographer born in Milan, who lives in Treviso – Veneto (Padua-Northern Italy) since he was a child.. A photography enthusiast since he was a young boy, when he started processing his film negatives by himself and printing photographs in his own bathroom.. After photographing a bit of everything, as it is quite natural at the beginning, he started practice kind f abstract photograpy, made exclusively of natural signos, symbols and colors, in which not only the human figure is banned, but also every minimum recerence to man activity and to what comes from it. He has cultivatied this research for many years, which produced lot of personal exibitions through northern Italy.

When digital technology became a thing, he completely stopped with photograpy for a few years: centrainly not beause of a refusal to this nwe technology, but only because he felt his previours research as exhausted, he could no longer find a new form of photograpich expression.

Nonetheless, Adolfo never stopped to follow and study photography, trhrough author’sbooks, visiting exibitions, and staying in touch with various photograpghes.

After this long pause he took back his camera and, maybe to unconsciously compensate for the many years spent excluding anyone from his photography, he began to devote himself to portrait photography and to the human figure, especially set in a very natural, everyday context.

Nowsays he prefers “simple” photography, a little intimist, based on few compositional elements, attempting not to “show” but rather to “tell” something – “Hopping of course to succed, at leaast once in a while” – he humbly says.