by Paul Gallagher Published 01/04/2007
Paul Gallagher interviews Pierino Algieri
To date, the articles I have written have concentrated on my work and have almost been exclusively dedicated to my pursuit of monochrome landscape photography. Over the years I have been fortunate to cross paths with many fine landscape photographers who also work in monochrome and colour. Considering the landscape is seen by all in colour I felt it would be logical to look at the work of another landscape photographer who in my opinion produces spectacular work of a region of the country that I visit far less than I would like to.
Born in 1955, Pierino Algieri was raised in the Conwy Valley. His father, Vincenzo Algieri came to this country as an Italian prisoner of war and was held in a camp in Llanrwst. Pierino has been interested in photography for many years but only took it up seriously since 1995. Living at Llanwrst in Wales this has been his lifelong base surrounded by the stunning countryside where most of his work has been collected over the years. If you live in Wales the odds are you would have seen his work in a number of different locations such as craft and arts fairs and 'The Gallery' in Betws-y-Coed and The Tannery in Llanrwst. His images are also featured on the Snowdonia Wales Net website at www.snowdonia-wales. net and he has a contract with the leading postcard manufacturer Judges. He was successful in winning the Rural Landscape section of the BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition in 1998 with a picture of derelict quarry barracks and he also had a picture of a mountain stream and icicles published in the BBC Countryfile 2003 calendar and another picture in the 2004 calendar. His pictures have been published in a number of national and international magazines and tourism brochures. Welsh businesses regularly use his images for corporate Christmas cards and calendars. Having a website has enabled his pictures to be seen worldwide, he has exported prints to customers and businesses overseas and has now added cards and calendars, and recently a new addition is canvas prints. Pierino was also successful in obtaining a distinction in photography in 2002 by submitting 15 prints that were judged by a panel representing the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB)
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