Threelephant

  • Edoardo Miola
  • 2009
  • Inv. No. 22.14.02
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Animali
Size S
44x30cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
44x30cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Classic frame Mounting
 
Size M
54x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
80x54cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
54x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

The photo was taken at Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa in July 2009 and it represents a highly social moment in the lives of animals: the watering place. The distinctive aspect of this photograph is the tenderness conveyed by the closeness of the two adult elephants to their baby, creating a composition that is united yet tripartite at the same time. The three trunks come together in unison, reinforcing the idea of sharing and community, and transferring an emotional sphere from the human world to the animal kingdom.
Edoardo Miola has always cultivated a passion for travel. After touring Europe, he went to Asia, visited Iran and Afghanistan, got to know North Africa, the Arab countries and Indochina, and was enchanted by Australia. Every trip is an opportunity for sophisticated photographic documentation of the landscapes and populations that animate the world. He first exhibited his photographs in 2011, in Sweden, at Galleri 1 in Skelleftea. In 2012 at the Palazzo Rosso (Genoa) Miola exhibited – and curated – Deja Vu – Soi Cowboy, a series of photographs inspired by his trip to Bangkok with his teachers, Steve McCurry and Mike Yamashita. The exhibition was then proposed in the spaces of the Paola Meliga art gallery in Turin, which in 2014 also hosted his solo show Petit Royaume: Mustang Nepal Fotografie di un viaggio d’autore in piccolo formato. In 2013 he won second prize for Communication Photography in the Nikon Photo Contest 2012–2013. That year, he also participated with the Satura Art Gallery at the International Furniture and Design Fair in Milan. In 2015 he participated in MIA – Milan Image Art Fair with a personal stand and won the “My LifeStyle” award. In his past work as an architect Miola focused on creating and producing prototypes and design objects, collaborating with the best-known architects on the international scene. He currently lives between Italy, Sweden and South Africa.