The photograph “Cascais Azul“ was the most popular picture of the photo competition “Photographer of the Year 2017 – Landscape” hosted by the German photo magazine “DigitalPhoto”. The photograph shows the beach of Cascais after the rain. The picture was created by the German artist, Joseph Ayerle, who became popular outside of the art world when the Italian movie star, Ornella Muti, shared Joseph Ayerle art on Facebook.
“In Lisbon and Cascais I found in the past years a good environment to create photography. I tried to create street photography at home – but it did not work. I need an environment that is near and distant at the same time. This environment was for me Lisbon, and as well Cascais. The distance helps me to be for some days fully focused on my environment, to be extremely attentive,” Joseph Ayerle explained to ViaNews.
Joseph Ayerle just exhibited in Florence, Italy, where he was selected finalist of the “Concorso Nazionale di Arte attuale – Eneganart” with more than 1200 entering works. Ayerles next exhibition will be from February, 17 until March 10, 2018, in Croydon (near to London), with the Royal Photographic Society. Joseph Ayerle creates paintings, photography, and videos and became notorious for his books “Malta in Red, Hot and Blue” and “The Colours of Rain”, and for his acclaimed short movie “Un’emozione per sempre”.