The delightful and moving digital photography of Italian born artist Riccardo Piva captures moments that inspire the imagination and connect to the soul. Using both black and white and color images, Piva’s photographs range from birds-eye view landscapes to intimate architectural scenes of Rome. Piva’s work is strictly spontaneous; his work is deeply inspired and built on capturing the memorable essence of an inspirational moment. His black and white architectural photography in particular is deeply enchanting. Piva’s photographs express strong directional compositions and he has developed a skillful process of producing a high level of contrast, which is one of the key factors that make his images so appealing. Piva’s photographs of his hometown also have a powerful emotional element, suggesting a sense of nostalgia and grandeur, as well as a hint of awe of a community that once was the center of human thought and power.
Riccardo Piva lives and works in Rome, Italy.