BIOGRAPHY

Born in Southern Italy, Fortunato Gatto moved to Milan as a child, where he lived until 2007, when he took a leap of faith and relocated to Scotland to follow his ever growing passion for wild landscapes and unspoilt nature. The stunning surroundings, his fearless approach to the rugged weather conditions and elements, and his persistence in willing to learn and improve helped him become an advocate of the beauty of nature.
“The essential value above everything. An infinite universe within which our sensorial well-being is confined. Nature is the highest work of art, and such is my aim in representing it. Through metaphors, I look for hidden images, to tell its secrets and with them, I tell part of myself”.
To date, Fortunato has portrayed Scotland and many other wild territories, in his own unique way, gaining worldwide awards and recognitions, publications and media space. He holds workshops, photo tours, talks and exhibitions whereby, along with covering photography as a subject, he shares is love and utmost respect for nature, sustainability and environmental insights – to the extent of giving voice and a face to Nature, the real protagonist of his work of art.
“A photograph doesn’t represent reality, but a vision of it. Landscape photography is a subjective representation of the symbiosis that originates in between a sensitive being and nature. possibilities will be endless and it will be like opening a gate on a never-ending journey”. 

AWARDS

  • 2019 Asferico – 1 Highly Commended
  • 2019 Memorial Maria Luisa – 2 Honorable Mention
  • 2018 Memorial Maria Luisa – 1 Category Winner, 1 Honorable Mention
  • 2018 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Highly Commended
  • 2018 Montphoto – 2 Highly Commended
  • 2017 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year  – 3 Highly Commended
  • 2017 Montphoto – 1 Category Winner, 2 Highly Commended and Popular Choice
  • 2017 Asferico – Category Winner
  • 2017 Glanzlichter – 1 Highly Commended
  • 2017 Memorial Maria Luisa – 2 Honorable Mention
  • 2016 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year – 1 Category Winner, 2 Highly Commended
  • 2016 BBC Wildlife Photographer of The Year – Commended and Portfolio Book Back Cover
  • 2016 Montphoto – 1 Category Winner, 2 Highly Commended
  • 2016 Memorial Maria Luisa – Honorable Mention
  • 2016 Glanzlichter – Highly Commended
  • 2015 Global Arctic Awards – Gold Medal
  • 2015 Asferico – Highly Commended
  • 2015 Memorial Maria Luisa – Honorable Mention
  • 2015 LPOTY Take a View – 2 Commended
  • 2014 GDT – Highly Commended
  • 2014 Asferico – Highly Commended
  • 2014 Memorial Maria Luisa – Honorable Mention
  • 2014 LPOTY Take a View – Commended
  • 2013 Asferico – Category Winner
  • 2012 BBC Wildlife Photographer of The Year – Specially Commended
  • 2012 ICP Awards – Honorable Mention
  • 2012 LPOTY Take a View – 4 Commended
  • 2011 LPOTY Take a View – 2 Commended
  • 2010 LPOTY Take a View – 4 Commended and Portfolio Book Front Cover

PHOTOGRAPHIC GEAR

Cameras and lenses: Sony A7RII, Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS; Canon 5D MKIII, Zeiss 21mm, Canon 16-35mm, Canon 24-70mm, Canon TSE 90mm, Tamron 90mm Macro, Canon 100-400mm

Filters: NDG Filters (Hard and Soft sets), various ND, Polarizer
Tripod: Leofoto LS-324C, Head LH-40, Leofoto Ranger LS-365-C, Head LH-55

OTHERS

Adobe Photoshop CC
Lowepro Vertex 200 AW
Clik Elite 40LT
Canon RS-80N3 Remote Switch
Power Torch 5milion Candle
Sun Compass, Photographer Ephemeris
Easy Quick Tide Card
Wellington Shoes