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BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition 2010

For the DIVE Magazine Trophy

Winner: Giordano Cipriani

Giordano Cipriani

My open Portfolio 2010

by Giordano Cipriani

“I am very happy and proud to have won the prestigious BSoUP's Annual Open Portfolio”.

“I was born in Rome 36 years ago and I’ve always been fascinated by photography, my only true passion. Since I was a teenager I used to collect photo magazines, but at the beginning I related to the art of photography as if I was a spectator. My father was World Champion Underwater Photographer in 2000. In 2001 I flew to Papua New Guinea with my father, joining him in taking underwater photos. At the same time there was an ethnic festival on the island. The richness of colours, the intensity of odors and the different culture poles apart from our own brought me to grab my film camera in order to document that marvellous experience. After this event I begin feeling no longer a spectator but a protagonist. Starting mainly with underwater photography and reportage then I began to approach fashion photography and realized 'personal work' in and important gallery.”

“I tried to assemble a portfolio with wide angle, macro and other shooting techniques. Almost all were taken on my last trip, to West Papua, in Raja Ampat, except the shark night shot taken at Coco's Island and macro shrimp taken in Manado, Lembeh Strait”.

Top left: Giant Clams, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Nikon D700, 16mm lens, 1/60th @ f 9, 2 x SandS YS350 strobes

Top centre: Shrimp, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Nikon D2x, 105mm lens1/13th @ f32, 2 x SandS YS350 stobes, Seacam housing

Top right: Fish Eye, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia,  Nikon D2x, 105mm, 1/250th  @ f22, 2 x SandS YS350 strobes, Seacam housing

Bottom left: Under the Jetty, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Nikon D2x,
10.5mm lens, 1/100th @ f11, 2 x SandS YS350 strobes, Seacam housing

Bottom centre: Hunting Shark, Coco's Island, Costa Rica, Nikon D700, 20mm lens, 1/160 @ f2.8, no strobes

Bottom right: The Cove, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Nikon D2x, 10.5mm lens, 1/125th @ f5.3, no strobes, Seacam housing.

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BSoUP's Open Portfolio Competition Winners 1984-

2017 Mark Drayton

2016 Taner Altigan

2015 Cathy Lewis

2014 Mark Drayton

2013 Jackie Campbell

2012 Mark Pickford

2011 Dray van Beeck

2010 Giordano Cipriani

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 JP Trenque

2007 Shannon Conway

2006 Steve Jones

2005 Jane Morgan

2004 Alex Mustard

2003 Charles Hood

2002 Linda Dunk

2001 Tony White

2000 Gary Clark

1999 Guy Middleton

1998 Hilary Driscoll

1997 Malcolm Hey

1996 Linda Dunk

1995 Linda Dunk

1994 Linda Dunk

1993 Linda Pitkin

1992 Charles Hood

1991 Georgette Douwma

1990 Mike Wong

1989 Mike Wong

1988 Mike Wong

1987 Georgette Douwma

1986 Georgette Douwma

1985 Warren Williams

1984 Georgette Douwma

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