@Scenic Wild Photography

images from America's Wild Places



Welcome to this Website of
Fine Art Color Landscape Photography.

Presenting Large Format Landscape
Photography of American Nature &Native American Archaeological Treasures.
Please enjoy the visual journey!


Michele Vacchiano Photography

Michele Vacchiano was born in Turin (Piedmont, northwestern Italy) in 1951. Master of Arts at the University of Turin in 1979.
He has written several books about nature photography for important Italian publishers:
Macrofotografia (Close Up, 1985); La riproduzione fotografica di documenti (Documents Photography, 1987); La fotografia di paesaggio (Landscape Photography, 1988); Tecniche di caccia fotografica (How to Photograph Wild Animals, 1988); Guida al fototrekking (Hiking Photography, 1992). Fotografia in montagna (Mountain Photography, 1998).

He usually works in the western Alps, and especially in the Grand Paradise National Park, about which he wrote the photographic book La roccia incantata (The Enchanted Rock, 1992). He also made some documentary audiovisuals about mountain life.

From 1986 to 1995 he taught Techniques and Aesthetics of Photography at the Journalism School and at the Superior Institute for Communication Sciences of Turin. He wrote the essay L'ordine apparente (The Seeming Order, 1992) about the semiology of visual communications.

He has been promoter and president of the Association for Nature, Photography and Alpine Culture Research (ARNICA).

He is the Italian representative of the World Field Photographers Association.

He contributes to several newspapers and photography agencies. From1998 to 2000 he was the editor of "Portfolio immagine", the first Italian on-line magazine for professional photographers. Since November, 1999 he edits the Large Format Photography pages for "Nadir magazine", a Rino Giardiello's on-line magazine.

His pictures were exhibited in several occasions and have achieved a considerable success.

He lives with his wife Claudia and his son Giorgio near the center of Turin, but he often leaves the town for a lonely sixteenth century house at the foot of Monte Rosa.

He works either in small or in medium and large format.


Emil Salek's Gallery

Official site of a successful Swiss fine art photographer.
Beautiful colour images of Swiss landscapes and
half-distance details shot in 4h x 5h format using a Wista 45 VX camera.



Mt.Fuji gallery