Diego Orlando

Diego Orlando

Fine art photographer | Visual artist | Pictorialist


Statement


I'm Diego Orlando and I seek the light in a world of shadows

[…] I do think these images are indeed powerful, pleasing and thought provoking and of excellent quality. Hence, I was more than delighted to place them in the Quay Street Gallery.Denis Taylor - Curator, artist and writer

I am a Pictorialist photographer specializing in Fine Art.I strive to create powerful, pleasing and thought-provoking images of exceptional quality.My artistic focus is to find light in a world of shadows through the use of dispersed and disturbing aesthetics.My work is heavily influenced by the study of classics, the fascination for baroque perfection and the chiaroscuro of the Italian and Spanish schools of the golden century.In my photography, I aim to capture a balance of poetry, magic and beauty in the quasi-dreamlike characters and situations.My work also incorporates themes of freedom, religion, diversity, faith and love wrapped in allegories and metaphors for the viewer to interpret.I prioritize the use of traditional photographic processes and
post-production to achieve a higher level of artistic quality in each
image.
My photographic series are meticulously crafted over a periodof years, and each image is treated as an unique, limited edition piece.


Photo awards


2018

International Photography Awards™ —IPA—
Winner in Fine Art - Professional Category

International Photography Awards™ —IPA—
Winner in Book - Professional Category

2020

International Photography Awards™ —IPA—
Honorable Mention in Fine Art - Professional Category

2021

Fine Art Photography Awards —FAPA—
Nominee in Fine Art - Professional Category

International Photography Awards™ —IPA—
Honorable Mention in Fine Art Portrait - Professional Category

VOGUE - PhotoVogue Italia
November, 8 - Pic of the Day & Best of PhotoVogue - with Mother Earth.

2022

Fine Art Photography Awards —FAPA—
Nominee in Portrait - Professional Category

2022

International Photography Awards™ - IPA 2022 Official Selection in Fine Art, Portrait - Professional Category

Diego Orlando

Tokio International Foto Awards™ - TIFA 2022 Official Selection in Fine Art, Other - Professional Category

Diego Orlando TIFA 2022

Tokio International Foto Awards™ - TIFA 2022 Honorable Mention in Fine Art, Other - Professional Category

Diego Orlando TIFA 2022

2023

VOGUE - PhotoVogue Italia
January, 16 - Best of PhotoVogue - with Blue Night.


Exhibitions


London Art BIENNALE

SOON
23rd – 30th July 2023

2BIENALBLACK - Brasil

Jan 13th, 2022Organised by Black Brazil Art (BBA) and selected by a jury that included a representative of Itaú Cultural (IC), the Brazilian Association of Art Critics (ABCA), the International Association of Women's Museums - IAWM (representing Canada) and the Association of Art Museum Curators of New York - AAMC.

The MANCHESTER 2020 VR Exhibition

Jun 20 - jul 20, 2021Organised by British Art Exhibitions, painters TUBES magazine and Tubes Artists Gallery (TAG). United Kingdom.

London Art BIENNALE

Jun 30 - jul 4, 2021Curated by international museum and gallery professionals. The Biennale took place on the King’s Road, Chelsea, known as the true artistic centre of London.

“The second most important curated Art Biennale after Venice”
Lonnie Schlein - Pulitzer Prize winner

LOOSENART - Millepiani

Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2020Windows into the virtual
Millepiani - Rome - Italy.

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Dec 12, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020Los Angeles - CA - EEUU

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Sep 12 - Oct 5, 2019Los Angeles - CA - EEUU

The Littel Project

November, 2016Toneelhuis Program. Digital platform Invisible Cities.


Press


DODHO Magazine

November 4, 2021Dodho magazine publishes the report "My photographic vocation is born from the tireless search for “the light” that is capable of illuminating a personal world full of shadows". Click here to read the entire article (in English).

Diario Vasco - Spain

October 19, 2021El Diario Vasco (San Sebastián, Spain) publishes the report that Mitxel Ezquiaga made about my work: «Baroque portraits of pandemic». Click here to read the entire article (in Spanish).

Vanitas Creative Culture

October 3, 2021Vanitas Creative Culture (Madrid, Spain) published the article «El señor de la luz / Lord of the light» written by Carlos Mundy in which he shows a series of photographs that I have taken during this year. Click here to read the entire article (in Spanish).

El Diario Vasco - Spain

November 9, 2020El Diario Vasco (San Sebastián, Spain) publishes the report that Mitxel Ezquiaga made about my work: «Photography is for me a pictorial art, not a reflection of reality». Click here to read the entire article (in Spanish).

Cultura Inquieta

November 7, 2020Cultura Inquieta magazine publishes the article «The San Sebastian photographer Diego Orlando finds light in a world of shadows». Read the full article (in Spanish) here.

El Diario Vasco - Spain

September 15, 2019El Diario Vasco (San Sebastián, Spain) publishes the report that Begoña del Teso made about my work: «I escape from this city, I come back, I hate it-I love it and I leave to long for it». Click here to read the entire article (in Spanish).

El Punt Avui - Spain

November 11, 2018El Punt Avui newspaper (Girona, Spain) publishes the report by Jordi Camps I Linnell: «Les ombres d’Orlando». Click here to read the full article (in Catalan).

Diari de Girona - Spain

November 6, 2018Albert Soler publishes in Diari de Girona (Girona, Spain) the interview he did with me: «In Europe it seems that at 50 we are finished». Read the full interview (in Catalan) here.

El Español - Spain

October 9, 2018The digital newspaper El Español (Madrid, España) published the article: «Diego Orlando, winner of one of the international IPA photography awards». Read the entire article (in Spanish) here.

El Diario Vasco - Spain

October 8, 2018El Diario Vasco (San Sebastian, Spain) publishes the review: «Diego Orlando, awarded for his series 'La Mirada de Goya'» for the first place that I obtained at the International Photography Awards (IPA) in the Fine Art and Books categories. Read the entire article (in Spanish) here.


Artworks


For a preview of my photographic work, please

Diego Orlando

Biography


Diego Orlando is a highly accomplished interior architect and master of creative photography from San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain.He received his Master's degree in creative photography from the University of Catalonia, and has since established himself as a leading figure in the art world.In 2018, Diego won the International Photography Awards (IPA) for his artistic work "La mirada de Goya". This photographic series, produced over a two-year period in different settings in the Province of Girona, depicted the subjugation of Spanish women to the strict religion of the 19th century. The series won two prizes, one in the category of fine arts and the other in books.Since 2018, Diego has been producing the series "Saints and
Mantillas", in which he shows a contemporary view of the life of
martyrs and virgins of Christian culture. In 2020, he won another IPA "Honourable Mention" for his series "Malleus Meleficarum" in the fine arts category.
In 2021, Diego was nominated for the International Fine Art Awards -FAPA- and also participated in two exhibitions: Manchester 2020 VR Exhibition and London Art Biennale. He was also selected to present his artwork at Florence Art Biennale. In October 2021, the International Photography Awards (IPA®) awarded him an honorable mention in the professional category of Fine Art Portrait for the series "Half lights, half shadows".Diego's work has been exhibited in prestigious venues such as the Los Angeles Museum of Photography, the Millepiani Gallery in Rome, and the London Art Biennale. His art reflects the masterpieces of pictorialist photography, painting and illustration, with influences from artists such as Robert Demachy, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Francisco de Goya, and Annie Leibovitz.In 2022, Diego was a nominee for the Fine Art Photography Awards
-FAPA- in the Portrait - Professional Category and also an official
selection in International Photography Awards™ - IPA 2022 in Fine Art, Portrait - Professional Category. Also, he was selected as Official Selection and received Honorable Mention in Tokio International Foto Awards™ - TIFA 2022 in Fine Art, Other - Professional Category.
Currently, Diego splits his time between Caracas, San Sebastian and Barcelona. He continues to be recognized for his work, receiving accolades such as the "Pic of the Day" and "Best of PhotoVogue" from VOGUE - PhotoVogue Italia. In 2023 he was selected for London Art BIENNALE and considered as "The second most important curated Art Biennale after Venice" by Lonnie Schlein - Pulitzer Prize winner.


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