About my work

My aim is not to reflect reality but to create my own visions. This space is purely a way to explore my creativity.

I was very lucky to have grown up all over the world. I spent my childhood living in Africa for 6 years (Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya), then 2 years in Bangkok and 2 years in Rio de Janeiro. I attended university in the USA and now work and live in Europe.

My photographic vision is largely shaped and influenced by these fantastic experiences and the people I've met along the way.

Thanks for viewing.

Updates:

My photostream was picked as one of 100 Flickr streams made of pure awesome.

Four of my photos published in the UK's top-selling Digital Photo Magazine.

I was Featured as Artist of the Week on the website public-republic.net.

I was interviewed by the website fcontacts.

Photos of Ąиđч (7)

  • a kind of magic by Alessio Gigli
  • Il Mio Primo Caffè dell'Anno by comexe
  • 1st Tuscan Photo Tour by Ciubeca
  • Winding Road, Val d'Orcia,Siena by David Butali
  •  by .filip.
  • Autumn Dreaminess by Spring Noel
  • Follow Friday - October 8th by Slightly Amazing Grace
 

Ąиđч's favorite photos from other Flickr members (2,332)

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Testimonials (18)

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    Kalou Studio says:

    "Juste to say...very very beautiful work, i love all your pictures, Félicitation"

    September 2nd, 2011

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    Humandecoy - back says:

    "This is my 4th year on Flickr and there have been (too many) moments that I despaired of this medium and wanted to give up as I could no longer for my own conscience hand out (and get) superficial comments and look at too many mediocre photos.

    But lo and behold! There's ANDY!

    His unique view, his capacity to always surprise with AHA moments, his wonderful representation of reality that reaches parts of our minds and hearts other photographers cannot reach ..... he is one of the reasons to continue enjoying Flickr.

    Moreover, Andy is a kind spirit who is never satisfied with a cliché comment and whose words of praise or encouragement are always very much welcomed. Thanks Andy, for your photos and your presence .... !"

    January 11th, 2011

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    *gumby says:

    "Andy's work is so far beyond the norm in terms of inspiration and execution. His eye is precise, and his timing is invariably perfect. It is a privilege and a revelation to see each image...there is no doubt that he will go far."

    October 18th, 2010

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    Maura Soldati Photography says:

    "Ogni foto è un nuovo mondo.
    SPECIALE!"

    June 22nd, 2010

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    chusoart says:

    "Un fenomeno, calidad tecnica y una creatividad espectacular, tiene una vision muy buena de las cosas, los tiempos y los elementos. La verdad que su fotografia me ha inspirado muchisimo."

    May 6th, 2010

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    jssteak says:

    "Any quick glance across Andy's images will readily conclude in one's mind....."these are the work of a true artist....a craftsman....an intuitive and creative individual". So why state the bloody obvious here? If you are (other than Andy) reading this.....you have pressed passed the casual onlooker and are now moving into the realm of "I want to know more". Well let me say...he is worth the knowing. I find his images a staggering delight in light and shadow....color and composition....and the world of the candid.
    But the thing that makes having Andy as a contact and friend a real delight is his approachability, support and generosity of spirit. A man with his talent and following taking the time he does to look through and comment on the amateurish images I churn out ...while never the once making me feel.....well, the amateur. He is a real inspiration and a worthy place to spend some time."

    January 28th, 2010

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    oliver_selwyn (view LARGE on black!) says:

    "There is an extremely good reason why Ąиđч is featured in Explore so frequently. Those oh so ordinary moments we manage to miss are truly magical if they are seen. Ąиđч actually sees the magic in life and with his hands, touch us all."

    December 17th, 2009

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    atzu says:

    "Ho scoperto questo stream pochi giorni fa, l'ho trovato spettacolare fino al punto di decidermi a scrivere il primo testimonial in 4 anni di storia su Flickr.
    Le foto sono molto varie e versatili ma tengono sempre uno stile che evoca emozioni nascoste. Non ho parole per esprimere la bellezza che trovo nelle foto di Ąиđч, ma sono felice di aver trovato le sue foto e di averlo come contatto.
    Ti chiedo solo di continuare così e di migliorare ancora seguendo sempre la stessa linea, ma penso che non ti sarà difficile visto che il talento c'è e come..."

    December 12th, 2009

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    .humanbeing. says:

    "che meraviglia quando ho scoperto lo stream di Ąиđч!
    continuo a guardarlo e riguardarlo.
    ha sempre uno sguardo pulito ed essenziale, ogni foto è una storia mai banale. sto imparando molto dai suoi scatti ed è diventato il mio riferimento fotografico ma soprattutto è una persona cordiale ed educata.
    nonostante i suoi mille contatti è sempre disposto a qualche consiglio o commento e ti ringrazia se scegli una sua foto per una galleria o una favorita ma come potresti non farlo!
    essendo un orso poco disposto ai commenti ne troverete pochi miei sul suo album ma quasi giornalmente lo sfoglio con cooliris.. che gioia!
    l'ho fatto vedere anche a una mia amica che ha una famosa galleria d'arte moderna ed è rimasta anche lei favorevolmente impressionata di suoi scatti... insomma, mi piace talmente tanto che ho cercato anche di conoscerlo dal "vero" perchè sono sicura che l'incontro con una persona così possa allargare gli orizzonti della propria vita..
    che dire d'altro? sfogliate il suo album, ne trarrete gioia e imparerete qualcosa...
    melensa? vi ho fatto venire il diabete? poco male, guardatelo e avrete bisogno anche voi di insulina ;-)"

    September 18th, 2009

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    Hot Oyster Photography says:

    "Too good for Flickr. We're glad to have him though."

    July 20th, 2009

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    Ting 婷 says:

    "Ąиđч has a great stream of wonderful pictures. He has an eye so artistic I can never find another stream like his. The collections he has in his stream is good enough for a gallery exhibition. He is also humble and appreciates the work of his flickr friends. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work and being a great flickr friend Andy. You rock.

    Cheers,
    Nic (nictay_27)"

    July 23rd, 2009

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    rastaschas says:

    "what can you say, stunnning photography, be it underwater or on dry land it's captivating and grabs a hold of the imagination in a big way. It has been a real delight to see this portfolio grow bringing with it new ideas and inspiring myself amongst others to improve my skills and creativity."

    July 7th, 2009

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    Manky Maxblack says:

    "Here's a photostream that you should take time to stop, look at everything and take in the way Andy see's the world. From his framing , subject matter, use of depth of focus, quality of presentation, the sheer variety of his images....I could go on, I should go on but then you'd be wasting your time reading this when you could be looking at Andys images. One of the best."

    July 9th, 2009

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    Valerio Boncompagni. says:

    "sarò breve: andy ha uno degli stream più belli fra tutti i miei contatti.
    scorrerlo è un viaggio, e va percorso dall'inizio alla fine.
    ha un ottimo punto di vista, mai banale, è creativo e trasforma in fotografia, dà vita, a soggetti abbandonati e dimenticati - can a radiator be beautiful? yes, it can.
    ma del suo lavoro mi emozionano soprattutto le postproduzioni, costruite a pennello su ogni scatto, mai forzate, esasperate, truccate come si trucca una foto riuscita male. sono leggere, immateriali, quasi impercettibili, ma hanno la forza di vestire ogni volta panni diversi, sempre terribilmente a meraviglia.
    in una parola, complimenti.
    valerio"

    June 12th, 2009

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    Fabiela says:

    "Andy is a true inspiration to me.

    I have only entered this dslr world for less than a month and seeing his work makes me want to go out there and explore the world through my view finder. The emotions portrayed in his pictures never fail to move me and the post processing is absolutely amazing. The colours and light.....fantastico!"

    June 11th, 2009

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    klovir says:

    "Visiting Ąиđч stream is never a bored matter. Especially when you see his square cropped pictures. I love the perspective of his composition, the mood he sets in his pictures...there are many, many of his composition that are my listed in my fave list too!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us!"

    May 27th, 2009

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    8Digits says:

    "Of all the people I met in flickr, Andy is probably the most detrimental in the development of my photographic skills. I got included for the first time in the Explore 500 of June 1 and I should give thanks and credit to him for giving me the inspiration through his images. His photos are just amazing, his post-processing is off the charts. He is my benchmark to have a good or bad composition. Andy is the man.

    Thanks bro."

    June 3rd, 2009

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    FotoRita [Allstar maniac] says:

    "Ąиđч è Ąиđч , lo riconoscerei fra tanti.
    E' unico.
    E per questo vanno visti i suoi magnifici scatti.
    E' una grande fonte d'ispirazione per me."

    May 18th, 2009

Joined:
July 2007
Currently:
Roma, Italia
I am:
Male and Taken
Website:
www.andybenedetti.com