Cultural Center

PhotographerGiovanni Sonsini
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMilano, Italy
Photo DateOctober 2015
Technical InfoNikon D810
Entry Description

The best architects of the world have made or are making several beautiful buildings to adorn te city of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. This one in particular, the “ Heydar Alijev Cultural Center” designed by Zaha Hadid, is one of them I like more. In fact , depending on the side from wich you look at this building it takes different forms. In the first picture it takes the form of large sea waves, in the secon picture the form of a curl of butter, in the third picture the form of a horse saddle and in the fourth picture it seems to melt down on itself.

About Photographer

I’m a non professional photographer keen on landscape, architecture and travel photography. I have a degree in mechanical engineering. My passion for photography began at my ninth birthday when I received a gift from my grandmother a simple but beautiful Kodak Retinette and then I began experimenting by myself with apertures, shutter speeds and so on. Since then I have continued to take pictures although during the university studies as well as many very challenging work periods had a negative impact on my photographic work. In the last ten years I started to take pictures with some assiduity and I participate with great satisfaction to some trips organized by the Nikon School Travel. At the time I published on the site " Blurb " 31 photographic books of my trips. 2016 - Siena International photo Award - Awarded with "Remarkable artwork" in architecture category 2017 - International Color Awards - Awarded with "Honorable Mention" in aerial category and 9 nominations in Abstract, architecture, nature and portrait categories 2017 - Fine Art Photography Awards - Awarded with 6 nominations in abstract, architecture, fine art, nature and open theme (sport) 2017 – Prix de la Photographie – Paris - Awarded with 3 “Honorable Mention” in architecture, children and nature 2017 – Moscow International Foto Awards – Awarded with: Gold in Nature-Aerial, Silver in Nature-Trees, Bronze in Architecture-Buildings, Honorable Mention in Nature-Sunset and Nature-Landscapes..