Vieri Bottazzini

Vieri Bottazzini

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Vieri Bottazzini is an Italian Fine Art landscape photographer and educator, with a personal style rooted in pure photographic craftsmanship. Passionate about the outdoors, Vieri believes in honouring the majestic power of our planet’s beauty by cr...
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    NFTs, the way of the future?
    on: June 26, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Pot, meet kettle…

     

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    Great argument! Thank you for making my point, Jeff.

    Best regards,

    Vieri

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    Re: NFTs, the way of the future?
    Reply #1 on: June 25, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    If you are really interested in understanding NFTs, I’d suggest to do your own research rather than trusting some random bitter guy’s quote on a forum.”

    Hum…and I suggest that one does their own research rather than trusting some random “expert” on a forum…Fine art photography and NFTs are not likely to survive once the cryptocurrency craze evaporates…I bet those people last year that bought Bitcoin for $64,000/coin are questioning their choice now that it’s fallen to $21,000. But what do I know…(I know that it’ll be a cold day in hell before I buy into the NFT/crypto insanity)

    Hell, I’m still of the mind that a photograph should be really nicely printed, matted and framed and hung on a wall to be able to admire it anytime ya want.

    Indeed, poor attempt at sarcasm aside, I am glad you agree on doing one’s own research.

    I think you might be quite wrong about NFT not surviving the “crypto craze”, whatever that is. Time will tell.

    About people who bought Bitcoin, I am sure those who were smart enough to buy it at $1 in 2011 are laughing their way to the bank, and I am pretty sure they are not questioning their choice at all. It’s all a matter of perspective and timing, isn’t it?

    Last, I am a staunch print lover, and that’s why I do offer a signed print to everyone buying one of my NFTs. Imagine that. The NFT actually becomes the Certificate of Authenticity, and it’s forever burned into the blockchain.

    In the end, we are all free to pursue whatever we want, that’s the beauty of it. But, when one side of any argument resorts to insults, swearing, sarcasm, and the like, personally I find that a pretty good indicator of which side is the strongest side of the argument. But, as you said, what do I know.

    Best regards,

    Vieri

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    Re: NFTs, the way of the future?
    Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Just because you can doesn’t mean you should…

    Hard to hold an NTF in your hand and admire the texture or hang it on the wall and admire how it finishes a room…

    The real question to ask is why…and I’ve not heard any good answers that are meaningful to me.

    If it’s not meaningful to me, screw it…

    (actually the word I would use is “F&$k it” but this is mixed company)

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    I read this explanation once, and it makes sense. 🙂

    The concept of NFT have some merit (proof of ownership), but the current implementation reminds me more of a pyramid scheme.

    The blockchain do not preserve the artwork itself, just the recipt that you paid for it. If the webserver with the image goes down, so do you artwork.

    Hello Ronny, thanks for offering your opinion. You are actually wrong on the “if the webserver goes down, so does your image”, since most serious NFT platform use IPFS to store the images (see here: https://docs.ipfs.io/concepts/what-is-ipfs/). You are also wrong on the pyramid scheme, at least for NFT photography, although I’d be the first to admit that there are definitely high levels of speculation on pfp, as they call it; not much – if any at all – on photography (and more generally on 1/1 art) though.

    If you are really interested in understanding NFTs, I’d suggest to do your own research rather than trusting some random bitter guy’s quote on a forum.

    Best regards,

    Vieri

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    Re: Phase One XT Rodenstock 90mm f/5.6 in-depth review
    Reply #3 on: June 13, 2022 at 2:55 am

    Hello Kevin,

    yes indeed, it’s a great lens capable of creating amazing imagery, as is the XT lineup in general (and Rodenstock HR lineup besides the XT lenses, too). Making big prints is definitely a great way to appreciate the amount of detail the lens can output.

    Glad you enjoyed the read! Best regards,

    Vieri

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    Re: Medium Format
    Reply #4 on: June 12, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Hello everyone! After a long hiatus due to my traveling, today I completed the fourth of a series of in-depth reviews dedicated to Rodenstock lenses, in particular used in X-Shutter and on a Phase One XT. This fourth article will analyse the Rodenstock 90mm f/5.6, covering a classic “long normal” focal length of about 56mm equivalent on full-frame 35mm systems.

    The XT Rodenstock 90mm f/5.6 is a truly amazing lens, one of the best I have ever tested and getting it in X-Shutter will also offer quite a wealth of automated digital integrations with the IQ4 that I believe it’s great to have on tech cameras.

    You can find the whole review here, if interested:

    https://www.vieribottazzini.com/2022/06/xt-rodenstock-90mm-f-5-6-in-depth-review.html

    Enjoy the read & images, and I am looking forward to your comments! Best regards,

    Vieri

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