Alf Caruana

Alf Caruana

Southbank, Vic, Australia

My background is in graphic design, where I currently hold the position of Creative Director. I took on photography three years ago as another means of self-expression and to develop my creative skills as an artist. My subject matter and ideas are fueled by a desire to explore the world of digital photography utilising my skills in Photoshop to create beautiful scenes, eliminating unnecessary details and intensifying colours. In this way, I can share the vision of my mind’s eye with the viewer.

My work is influenced mostly by the old masters such as Caravaggio, Botticelli and the 50s pin-up artists such as Gil Elvgren and Vargas. I am fascinated with Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro effect, a technique he used to contrast light and dark in order to arouse the mood in his paintings. Like Caravaggio, I want to create images where I can direct the light and seduce the viewer to explore the work.

Numerous digital techniques allow me to create a beautiful, painterly impression to achieve a canvas finish, and I much prefer the process of using a computer instead of a darkroom to create and manipulate images.

My biggest achievement in photography so far has been winning the Australian Institute of Professional Photography 2009 Student of the Year Award.

Next year I will be completing my final year of an Advanced Diploma in Photography and I look forward to establishing myself as a fine art photographer after that.

Photography allows me to enjoy a different aspect of Design while still using the same principles.

I think what makes a good photographer is the ability to keep making the next shot a great photo and improving on the last one.

I find a lot of inspiration with the work I see here on Redbubble and I hope my work can inspire others. I love hearing from other redbubble artists so feel free to Bubblemail me if you would like to know anything about my work.

website: www.alfcaruana.com.au

Copyright Notice: © 2007-2008 Alf Caruana

These images have been produced by,and are the property of, Alf Caruana and may not be used wholly or in part, by any means, including, but not limited to, downloading, copying, duplicating, printing, making derivative works, publishing including electronically and on the web, reproducing, storing, or transmitting by any means what so ever, without the prior written permission of the owner.

  • Joined: January 2008

Journal

Update

Some Bubblers have requested a change to some of the images in the Vintage Ladies Calendar. / This Calendar now has new images. / Regards to all Cheers everyone / To view please click on the Image below
Posted over 6 years – 8 comments

The Wave.

As you can see from the sequence of images I got dunked by a wave while shooting down at the prom. Thats my shadow. I watched the waves for about 10mins to see what was happening with them and moved to a position which I thought was a safe distance. All this happened within a few seconds. Needless to say the camera is in need of repair with sensor damage from the salt. But hey could have been wo…
Posted over 6 years – 34 comments

Award Win!

For those that do not know me I am currently enrolled in a 4 year Photography course in which I’m half way through 3rd year. I started this course because I was pretty much hopeless with a camera and wanted to further enhance my creativity by using photography as a medium. / Well last Monday the 29th June I was informed that I had won the Canon Australian Institute of Professional Photograp…
Posted almost 7 years – 80 comments

Donating Limited Edition Print

I am releasing a limited edition of 10 canvas Prints of one of my favorite works. All profits from this edition will be donated to the Red Cross Appeal for the victims of Victoria’s Firestorm / Limited Edition Canvas Print / david and goliath for a $160.00 363 × 305mm / Only 10 Canvas prints will be released, order Canvas through Redbubble and I will send you a certificate with the num…
Posted over 7 years – 12 comments
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