Accompanying the 2014 release of Joël Tettamanti’s Works 2001-2019, the publisher Benteli writes “The Swiss photographer Joël Tettamanti, born 1977 in Cameroon is a restless traveller. Assignments for international magazines and global company groups take him to known and unknown places all over the world, which he, through his lens, more or less coincidentally approaches as an artist.
Moving from unspoiled countryside across the borders between nature and civilization to the centers of agglomeration, he focuses on places and subjects that give each location its specific identity. His richly detailed pictures explore the encounter between seemingly rationally constructed civilization and natural forms, showing just how absurd and surreal man-made structures can appear.
From his series Cols Alpins / Switzerland, 2001 – 2012, Mr. Tettamanti brilliantly captures the mood, the grandeur and the grace of an Alpine glacier and brings to mind the fragile relationship that exists between the oft unseen human presence in the landscape, our connection with nature and ultimately the lasting affect of one over the other.
With his particular view onto the world, Mr. Tettamanti is a regular contributor to magazines such as Wallpaper. His work has been exhibited all over Europe, in Brazil and in the US, and is part of private and public collections.BACK TO PHOTO