“I have been traveling to cover art events and showcase beautiful locations for over seven years, and the adventure that is travel photography continues to excite and challenge me on every single trip. My goal is to take photographs that capture the essence of a culture andthe beauty of a place, by shooting images that create a comprehensive coverage of a destination, to offer the viewers a sense of what it’s like to be at that location.” – Alan Grimandi ATIM CO-Founder
Alan Grimandi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, videographer, and highly skilled graphic director who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Co-founder of ArtTour International Magazine and director of the Video and Graphic Department, Grimandi introduced himself into the art world at an early age and stumbled upon an artistic career that has brought him great accomplishments. Originally from Ferrara, Italy, Grimandi had initially decided to follow his father’s foot steps and became a fire man for the city of Ferrara, Italy when he was 17. Meanwhile, attending school for Graphic Design.
As featured by ArtTour International Magazine, Grimandi’s world renown travel photos have earned an engaged social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Grimandi is the person behind the fantastic lens that captures the magazine’s favorite travel images and videos.
With each photograph, Grimandi aims to share his vision so others can appreciate the world as he does, full of beauty,color, texture, depth and emotion, a mission he has pursued through years of genuine dedication and openness with his audience.
Being born and raised in the cultural city of Ferrara, Italy, he grew up in an environment that undoubtedly affected his personal artistic expression with the rich artistic heritage of the area. Having studied graphic design, he has a highly professional approach to the art of photography, video, and editing/digital manipulation, a skill that he uses as the graphic director of ArtTour International Magazine.
Perpetually traveling from country to country, circling the globe, since he began traveling for ArtTour International Magazine to cover travel articles and art events around the world, he has visited more than 25 countries and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism agencies all over the world.
Concerning his personal artistic expression, Alan Grimandi manages to include his extensive technical expertise into a photograph, structuring pictures that manage to bring forward the very essence of the depicted subject. Being predominantly a travel photographer, one can understand that his subjects are diverse and require a dedicated approach because of their complexity and high level of difficulty. In essence, his work is a perfect example of photography transcending mere depiction and managing to reach the level of capturing a moment in time from a more holistic point of view. It is a work that manages to communicate to any viewer the actual feeling of experiencing the depicted composition as a reality and not simply as a two-dimensional illusion that imitates reality.
In Grimaldi’s work, technique and concept must cooperate and complement each other to create a successful work of art, as they are elements that need to promote each other instead competing. Grimandi showcases his considerable experience in the field as a photographer, something that has helped him greatly also in his career as the graphic director of ArtTour International.
His work as a visual director is one which is also significantly important. Specifically, as a photographer of considerable technical and conceptual expertise Grimandi manages to bring exactly this spirit into this more applied field of visual art. He masterfully structures covers and content, a crucial skill of any established graphic artist, and manages to create an intriguing and professional final result for the magazine. Being an artist himself, he excels at structuring elaborate material for the magazine, in the way that only someone proficient in art and not only in documentation can do. Once again he manages to seize any opportunity given to create a final result which is immensely exciting for the viewer, presenting the complete experience of any event to the maximum possible level.
Showcasing extreme skill as an artist both regarding photography and graphic arts, Alan Grimandi not only provides a visual record of the places visited, but it also gives an insight into the world as a whole in all its diversity. Providing an understanding of a place and the people who live there. Grimandi portrays familiar places in unique ways, capturing the spirit of the people and their cultures, and encapsulating special moments in time. Thus inspiring in the viewer the desire to see the world for themselves.
Grimandi embodies the very essence of a multidisciplinary approach to artistic and visual production, being at the same time an artist and a promoter of artistic productions, something that he manages in an incredibly meaningful way due to his artistic background. As a professional in the field of visual arts, he showcases that the best result for any artist is to cooperate with other artists and thus promote the collective artistic and cultural work on new heights of artistic and contextual accomplishment.