Fabiano's LPA folio
Fabiano Avancini won the series Gold for his subject-led, stylish images. “As you can see from my images,” Fabiano says, “I need a subject. I don’t do surrealism or digital fiction.”
The winning images were taken in 2005 as a campaign for the Gold Vicenza Trade Fair. The brief was to show the beauty and elegance of women against the backdrop of the redundant images of women which our modern culture favours. “I wanted to show that beauty, elegance and style are something that come naturally with culture and history,” Fabiano recalls. “We simply have to recognise that what we see is a consequence of our culture.”
Based in Italy, Fabiano works as a commercial photographer and photojournalist. He is currently helping some fine-art friends with a photography project, photographing their art for them. He is also planning a reportage trip to Africa and the UK to reflect on different cultures and the first world. Most of his career has been spent dedicated to developments in digital photography, but now he is at the stage where he can see the importance of getting his work seen by the industry. “Now I want to see my work through the eyes of someone that is different from the client, the market and me,” Fabiano explains. “Competitions like Fashion: Chapter 2 are really important because you are putting your images in front of the industry alongside your peers.”
He finds that membership of the LPA is one of the best ways to keep in touch with the best of British photography. “It is absolutely important to face reality and to be in contact with other professionals,” he says.