Travel Photographer of the Year 2017: Highly commended in the Primary Colours category and finalist in another two categories.
Commended photographer in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition.
Enrico's stories behind the shots
Vulcão dos Capelinhos - Faial
What you see above is a shot I thought I would never be able to take.
The subject is Capelinhos, a volcano located on Faial Island in the Azores.
I have been there quite a few times but, as my pictures were never really satisfactory, I ended up thinking there was no convincing composition possible for that spot.
Of course, that was a silly thought. You know how it goes... you search the web for images of the place you are planning to shoot and, usually, you quickly find a whole bunch of amazing ones. Well, with all respect, that was not the case for me with Capelinhos, giving me a second reason to believe the volcano was way more dramatic than it is photogenic.
It goes without saying that I was soon to change my mind.
For my birthday this year, my wife Dania booked a 2-night stay very close to Capelinhos.
Guess what? Having two sunrises and two sunsets at my disposal made it a totally different ball game...