Antonio Boalis

San Pietro * Faith
Location: Spain
Nationality: Spain
Biography: ABOUT ME I have been taking photos since I was 14, but at first only to use them as references when still being an oil painter. Beginning A few years later I learned the use of the camera from Joao Mourao in the city of Lisbon (Lisboa in... read on
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San Pietro * Faith
Copyright antonio boalis 2021
Updated 07/18/21
Although it was not one of my turist goals the year I lived in Rome, I must admit that when I visited St. Peter's Basilica, I was captivated by its beauty. I then decided to stablish myself the following challenge:

"Capturing life around St. Peter's Basilica in a natural way, without emphasizing the religious aspect, with the priority of always being elegant and, when possible, also different."

I spent the rest of the year going there every time I was inspired. More than 1,000 images shot to finally create a collection of about 100 photographs. So I began to pass a selection test to all the people I knew and I verified that there was a common of 15 photos that everyone liked. A calendar, I thought.

After the rejection of the publishing houses in Rome specialized in the subject, although treated in a more classical way, as they told me, and once I settled in Milan (where I lived 3 more years), I decided to present the project to the publishing houses of that city, starting with the main one and ... bingo! LemArt Group was fascinated by the proposal and hired me the rights.

At that time, the publisher was the exclusive owner for the whole of Italy of the reproduction rights of Picasso or Van Gogh, among other icons of art history.

Distributed in 6 languages under the title "FAITH - Città del Vaticano by Antonio Moreno", two complete editions were sold, totaling 2,500 copies, among museums and bookstores around the world.

This project was also responsible for acquiring the artistic name Antonio Boalís years later. If you are curious, you can read the whole story here.

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