Roberto Bigano | Works

Between Eclecticism and Specialization

In May 2009, 125 Bugatti owners gathered with their cars in Tuscany to celebrate Bugatti’s 100th birthday. Sponsored by Hasselblad and Manfrotto, I shot some of those stunning mechanical masterpieces, while on location, outdoors.

Hasselbald executives were so impressed by the photos, that they asked me to hold the workshop “How to shoot cars on location” at Photokina, the most important Photography Exhibition in Europe. At the end of the seminar, Bill Frakes, a Manfrotto ambassador like me, asked me if I exclusively shot cars and was surprised to learn that it was only the second time in my professional career. This anecdote easily describes my work history and style.

Transfer Experiences and Methods

Translating methodological experiences gained in one field to the next allows me to excel in varying fields, from technical shooting for Manfrotto, Gitzo or Hasselblad, to documenting art collections for some of the most important publishers in the world, or even winning awards in food photography. Does this seem strange?

Over time, I specialized in complex on location shootings. For example, lighting a glossy surface can be relatively easy in a studio but is more complex on site especially with difficult subjects, like a car. Other examples are overhead shooting or multiple shoots images. This is why I often introduce myself as specialized in “impossible shootings”.

Hasselblad Lunar

Hasselblad Lunar

The Forbidden City | After the 2009 Earthquake at L’Aquila, Italy

The Forbidden City | After the 2009 Earthquake at L’Aquila, Italy

Manfotto Sympla Moving Platform | The aesthetics of technology

Manfotto Sympla Moving Platform | The aesthetics of technology

Antonio Canova | Engravings and Drawings

Antonio Canova | Engravings and Drawings

Bugatti International Meeting 2009 Outdoor Shooting

Bugatti International Meeting 2009 Outdoor Shooting

The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci in High Resolution

The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci in High Resolution

“Roofs of Italy” for Monier Inc.

“Roofs of Italy” for Monier Inc.

Pisanello – Saint George and the Princess | How to value a work of art

Pisanello – Saint George and the Princess | How to value a work of art

The splendid “objects of mirrors” of Serge Roche

The splendid “objects of mirrors” of Serge Roche

Divina Bugatti, story of a masterpiece of mechanics

Divina Bugatti, story of a masterpiece of mechanics

The amazing, extraordinary story of “Wonderful Mistakes”

The amazing, extraordinary story of “Wonderful Mistakes”

Miguel Ortiz Berrocal |The magical decompositions of the Almogavares and Desperta Ferro

Miguel Ortiz Berrocal |The magical decompositions of the Almogavares and Desperta Ferro

Palazzo Arnone. Masterpieces of National Gallery of Cosenza

Palazzo Arnone. Masterpieces of National Gallery of Cosenza

The facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto

The facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto

Food Photography | Hanna & Elia. Catering at The State of the Art

Food Photography | Hanna & Elia. Catering at The State of the Art

Gitzo High Tech | The glamour of carbon, titanium and magnesium

Gitzo High Tech | The glamour of carbon, titanium and magnesium

Manfrotto in backlight

Manfrotto in backlight

The Medieval Ivories Enigma from Amalfi to Salerno

The Medieval Ivories Enigma from Amalfi to Salerno