About Roberto Bigano

Biography, Press Release, Contacts

I live and work in Verona, Italy.

Photography

Mostly I work in Europe, but I accept  assignments in North America, India, Japan and Australia. With a diverse client base that requires wide-ranging commercial art and fine art photography, I have some 35 books to my credit, including the memorable Divina Bugatti for Franco Maria Ricci, a milestone in Classic Car Shooting.

An important part of my work are my personal projects that I call “Slow Shooting”. These are projects developed over long periods of time and are as independent as possible from commitment constrictions; among them “Plastic Girls”, “A Big Country”, “L’Aquila, the Forbidden city”.

Consulting

In the last ten years I developed special skills on digital and high resolution photography and I teach digital photography at international workshops and conferences, including last two Photokina. In the last three years I created “The Roberto Bigano Group” gathering a team of talented professionals with the aim of developing software, tutorials and support, in the field of Photography and Digital Imaging. I do think that often many products and software are developed too theoretically and that they are very detached from the photographers’ needs.

My last project is “KnowHowTransfer” a site specialized in know-how transfer to photographers.
Kht mission is to offer you the ability to rapidly grow the photographer’s knowledge and technical skills through targeted instruction. After selecting a specific shot, they will learn step-by-step the specific shooting techniques, lighting setups, and post-production workflows needed to reproduce the photo with an experienced hand. 

Ikonographia

My small self-publishing company. The catalog is on sale at Amazon and Blurb

1976-1992. A very serious, semi-serious biography

1976-1992. A very serious, semi-serious biography

This is my semi-serious biography, written in 1992 after two long days of interviews. It narrates my beginnings as a photographer, first as an amateur then as professional. It is especially targeted to those young people about to embark in this tough but beautiful profession…
In order to break through, they will have to overcome great obstacles, because of the competitive nature of this field: nobody dreams of becoming a butcher or a pastry chef nowadays, but many want become photographers. Just remember that, before them, we have all had our fair share of experiences, failures, sufferings, and gaffes.

Roberto is a longstanding master of multi-shot technology and is frequently summoned when pinnacle image quality is of the essence.

Hasselblad

Website

Roberto is “a unique photographer. First and foremost he seems to escape any attempt to pigeonhole his style or specializations. Then there’s the fact that he doesn’t hesitate to swim against the current of many of his professional colleagues… he takes the type of photo that so many of his contemporaries shy away from, using and pushing the limits of the best technological resources available today.” 

Manfrotto

Website

Currently on a five-city tour of India, Bigano is addressing students and photographers on the art of photography. His adroit shooting of assignment related masterpieces in medieval and renaissance churches positioned him as lensman extraordinaire. For path breaking techniques in photography and exceptional volume of work Bigano has been duly recognised in the field.

The Hindu

popular indian newspaper

To shoot a Fresco hidden by a wall? Or Cars on location in a Museum with a mobile set? Or the details of a Mosaic on the top of the Cathedral of Orvieto, 100 feet high? For these and many other challenges Roberto Bigano is able to find the right solutions.

PC Photo

Italian Photo Magazine

Not your standard photographer, but a photographer who sets the standard. Roberto invented this standard when he first started shooting for Manfrotto, back in the days before digital. That way of making our heads, tripods and special products look that little bit more dynamic, more appealing, is all his.

Manfrotto

Website

7816 – Roberto Bigano

7816 Works in Progress - Galleria Artericambi, Via Leida 6/A, Verona. Visitabile fino al 19 febbraio. apertura: 10.30/12.30 - 15.30/19.00. Domenica chiuso.Galleria Artericambi / email / tel: +39 335 1330087  7816, retrospettiva di Roberto Bigano, è un percorso che si...

1976-1992. Biographie semi-sérieuse, voire très sérieuse

Voici la biographie semi-sérieuse rédigée en 1992 par Alessandro Menegazzo à l’issue de deux journées d’interviews exténuantes. Elle raconte mes débuts de photo-amateur puis de photographe professionnel. Elle s’adresse surtout aux jeunes qui veulent entreprendre ce métier à la fois très beau et difficile.

FMR | Divina Bugatti, History of a Masterpiece of Mechanics

Unanimously regarded by connoisseurs and aficionados as the most beautiful car ever built anywhere in the world, the Bugatti is still an acclaimed masterpiece of motor car design. The works founded by Ettore Bugatti in the Alsatian town of Molsheim was a sort of Sun...

Haute Cuisine in South Tyrol | The Heirs of Giancarlo Godio

Giancarlo Godio scomparve tragicamente in un incidente aereo nel 1994. Nello stesso anno, in segno di tributo, l’associazione “Gourmetclub Südtirol” e “Gourmet International” istituìrono il Premio Godio da assegnarsi ogni anno al cuoco che in Alto Adige si fosse particolarmente distinto. Questo premio è oggi molto prestigioso.

The Hindu | Roberto Bigano. His experiments with photography

Personality: Roberto Bigano, world acclaimed photographer, talks about good photography as Priyadershini Sharma listens. The Hindu is an Indian English-language daily newspaper published since 1878. Based in Chennai, has a circulation of 1.46 million, the third most-widely read English newspaper in India.

1976-1992. A very serious, semi-serious biography

This is my semi-serious biography, written in 1992 after two long days of interviews. It narrates my beginnings as a photographer, first as an amateur then as professional. It is especially targeted to those young people about to embark in this tough but beautiful profession…
In order to break through, they will have to overcome great obstacles, because of the competitive nature of this field: nobody dreams of becoming a butcher or a pastry chef nowadays, but many want become photographers. Just remember that, before them, we have all had our fair share of experiences, failures, sufferings, and gaffes.

The Manfrotto Brand Book | Celebrating the Company 40th Anniversary

Imagine more. This Company Monograph has been sent to 300 institutional personality worldwide.
Acclaimed photographers celebrate. this important Anniversary.
Roberto Bigano, Douglas Kirkland, Don Gale, Bryan Adams, Bill Frakes, Drew Gardner, Harry De Zitter, Adam Hinton.

FMR | The Sanctuary of Arantzatzu

La obra recoge cuatro textos de otros tantos autores. El primero, realizado por Joseba Intxausti, relata bajo el epígrafe 500 años de historia los orígenes y las diferentes etapas que ha vivido el santuario. El segundo texto, a cargo de Joxe Azurmendi, analiza la...

Victor by Hasselblad | Roberto Bigano – The Bugatti Portfolio

Whose heart doesn’t begin to race at the sight of a Bugatti?
Photographer Roberto Bigano seizes a unique opportunity to shoot an entire fleet of these glamorous vintage cars using his Hasselblad H3DII-39MS multi-shot camera in the flowering hills of Tuscany.