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the liberator

thankfully, we’re still not under water. the water levels have receded somewhat in oxford, but there is still more rain predicted for today and the rest of the week. the “experts” are optimisitic that the situation won’t get any worse. all we can do is wait, really.

what better way to cheer things up then than to introduce you to a photographer whose work i greatly admire. (unfortunately, at the time of writing this post liberato is busy updating the photos on his site, so i can’t post any of his photos here. you’ll just have to go to his site to see them!)

here is the link to his website:

http://www.liberato-maioriello.co.uk/

(and for your future convenience i have also put his site on my blogroll.)

liberato is a highly accomplished photographer. his discipline and skill mean that he is capable of taking very beautiful pictures, from gorgeous landscapes to stunning close-ups! his framing is truly exquisite and the rich colours he captures in his photos astound me.

not satisfied with this, he is also always experimenting and searching for new ways to capture the world he lives in. he often takes photos of everyday objects or from interesting angles and the results make me look at the world just a little bit differently.

for him photography is a way of exploring the world and discovering it anew every day. always with his camera on-hand, he loves, more than anything, to take the chance photograph, to capture the fleeting image that will only exist for that moment and never again.

my personal favourites are his photos of japan. he has always had a particular fascination with the country and it was heightened when he married a japanese woman. it is our great fortune that he has now been able to visit japan regularly and examine its culture through the eye of his camera lense – because this is the other thing that moves liberato to take photos: his interest in people.

curious about people, he uses his camera as a tool for examining them. he tries to take photos that reveal something about who they are, their culture and the society they live in. sometimes what he captures is striking and sometimes it is subtly beautiful, with a meaning that slowly emanates from it.

liberato’s photos have great variety, some are beautiful, some are interesting and some have such delicate meaning – i am sure there will be something there for everyone. as i said, his photos of japan are my particular favourites and if you go to his site for one reason alone, go to see those photos – you won’t be dissapointed!

you may be wondering why the title reads “the liberator”. you might think this is a clever pun on his name, suggesting how liberato’s photography will open your eyes to the world and free your soul! well… this might happen, but thats not why i’ve called him that. “the liberator” is just mine and charlotte’s silly nickname for him.

it came about when i wrote his name in an email and then accidentally put an “r” at the end of it. i immediately deleted the “r”, but just the thought of it suddenly made me laugh. i told charlotte that i almost spelled his name as “liberator” and said it made him sound like some 70s tv vigelante – “the liberator” hahaha! it amused us and so it stuck.

by the way, i’ve noticed that the links to the different pages on his site don’t show up on my computer at work. i’ll speak to him to see if he can fix this, but since he didn’t design the page himself it’ll take a while. if you can’t see the links to the galleries then all you need to do is highlight the area on the right-hand side of the “g” at the bottom of the page and you’ll see the links appear. if you’re still having problems please tell me in the comments section and then i’ll post links to the galleries in this post.

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  1. Kim
    July 26, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    So glad to hear that you’re not underwater. I was listening to the BBC last night (about 03:00 GMT) and they said that hundreds of people were evacuating Oxford, so I had a moment of worry for you.

    There are some beautiful pictures in the gallery. I especially like the middle nature one, with all the pouch-beaked birds.

  2. July 26, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    Really glad to hear you aren’t underwater! We were flooded out a couple of years ago, and it was such a mess!

  3. jean pierre
    July 26, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    thanks kim and stephanie!

    i’m glad you like liberato’s photos, kim. that one of the birds is cool; i like how its so different.

    what happened to you guys, stephanie? was there a lot of damage?

  4. July 26, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks for the link! I wasn’t familiar with him, and I’ve been enjoying looking at his gallery a lot.

  5. jean pierre
    July 27, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    i’m glad you like his work, nymeth – i’m pleased to be able to share his lovely work with people!

  6. July 30, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Oh wow, there are some amazing pictures there. You are right, he is extremely talented. I especially love the circular image of the trees, its brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

  7. jean pierre
    July 30, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    oh, that one is gorgeous, isn’t it carl!

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