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Lorenzo Mittiga - Team Image

Born in Rome, Italy, in 1969 is an international award winning nature photographer based in Bonaire, Netherland Antilles. Specialising in underwater, ocean, overunder and landscape photography, Lorenzo strives to depict the natural world as he sees it. 

The deep and instinctive passion for the sea in all its aspects, makes his photographic production largely focused around the marine world, its creatures, its landscapes, its people and its immense evocative power. 

As a child he spent his summer vacations in Panarea, a small island of the Aeolian archipelago, north of Sicily. The colors, the scents and the deep blue sea are always an incentive for the young Lorenzo. At the age of five, thanks to his father, he begins to explore with the scuba gear the underwater world of his “beautiful island”. Intrigued by the great explorers, he wants more, and at fifteen he receives, as gift, a Minolta, his first underwater camera: it is the beginning of a passion that later will result in a love for outdoor photography. 

In the nineties he joined a production for underwater documentaries. During an intense period of diving and shooting, which lasted nine years, he learned the art of filming that leads him on movie sets as an underwater cameraman. 

Immerse in the diving world, he wrote articles and photographs for some Italian magazines. In the meantime, he graduated in Marine Biology at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and began a career as a documentary filmmaker, working for Scientific Institutions and the Italian television. 

After the ”television adventure” as a documentary filmmaker and underwater anchorman, he decided to devote himself entirely to photography opening up to new career paths and creative visions. 

Lorenzo's stature as photographer was indisputably confirmed receiving the award of "Winner of Natural World Category" in the 12th Smithsonian International Photo Contest in 2014 for his image "The Green Iguana", in addition his work has been also awarded and published from National Geographic and published on Times UK, The Telegraph UK and Daily Express.. 

His work has widely received awards, prizes and honorable mentions in many occasions from OASIS International Photo Contest, HIPAE, Underwater World ShootOut, DPG, Underwater Photography and many others, and seen or featured on magazines and newspapers as La Repubblica, Uk Divers, Il Subacqueo, Mondo Sommerso, Tierwelt, Sports Life, Bokeh, Photography Masterclass, Windsurf Mag, Worldofwindsurf, Il Messaggero, The Mirror UK, Barcroft TV, Chiiz, Scuba Diving Magazine. 

Being very strict with himself, it is extremely difficult for him to accept even the slightest flaw: his photographs are a constant search of the moment, the drama, and poetry. 

Lorenzo tries to express all possible emotions in that fraction of a second and freeze them forever! 

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