International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of their 2012 competition, with Adelaide's Aaron Citti being awarded an Honourable Mention in Fine Art – Landscape category for the winning entry "Granite." and an Honourable Mention in Architecture – Industrial category for the winning entry "Retired."
The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe!
Aaron’s interest in photography was first sparked at 5 years of age when he got his first camera in an Adelaide show bag. Spending his childhood years taking photographs of family, friends and animals and being inspired by photographic works from Ansel Adams to Murray Fredericks, he dreamed about becoming a photographer of natural and urban landscapes.
"I want to capture the mystery and intrigue that comes with the raw, weather-beaten aspects of Man-made and natural landscapes. No, I am not a photographer simply taking the calm, peaceful, the picture-perfect – pretty sunsets, tranquil seascapes, the green leafy forests. I’m dramatic by nature so should I do that, it would be a kind of dishonesty on my part to you, the viewer."
Aaron’s current collections from 2010, 2011 and 2012 have received a number of national and international awards.
Both of Aaron's awarded photographs are on exhibition at The Hilton Adelaide 1st level 233 Victoria Square Until October 6th 2012 or contact Greenhill Galleries for more information.