AboutI am greatly influenced by the great painters of the Renaissance and Baroque period. Between 1987 and 1993 I studied art at the state school of art in Malta from where I obtained a diploma in Fine Arts. In 1992, I was awarded two scholarships in Art; one from the Italian Cultural Institute and the other from the French Embassy. In Italy I studied figure drawing and engraving at the Accademia Di Belle Arti – Pietro Vannucci Di Perugia. In Perugia I was awarded first prize in engraving.
Between 1995 – 2000, I have studied Art at the University of Malta where I specialized in the teaching of Art. Therefore, my daily profession is that of an Art teacher in Savio College, Dingli, Malta. From the year 1999 onwards I have taught computer graphics (Photoshop & Illustrator) on a part time basis at the University of Malta. In 2007 I began teaching photography at the University of Malta to B.ED and PGCE students. At present I also teaches photography and editing in various places in Malta and in UK.
In 2011 and 2012 I was asked by SWPP in UK (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) to give master classes in London. These sessions were about Environmental Portraiture, Traditional Portraiture and still life which were heavily attended by professional photographers.
My passion for photography started in 2004 to capture unique moments of my daughter who at that time was only a few months old.
I have won numerous competitions both locally and internationally, including EU photo competition 2009, European Safety Federation 2009, Judges Choice Award by the SWPP 2009, 2010 and 2011. SWPP 2009 Photographer of the Year in Fine Arts, SWPP 2009 Photographer of the Year in Publicity and PR, SWPP 2009 Photographer of the Year in Environmental Portraiture, SWPP 2010 Photographer of the year in Traditional Portraiture, SWPP 2011 Photographer of the Year in Interior Architecture, SWPP 2011 Photographer of the Year in Commercial Photography, SWPP 2011 Photographer of the Year in Digital Art, SWPP Overall Winner of Highest Golds in 2009 (69 Golds), SWPP Overall Winner of Highest Golds in 2010 (74 Golds), SWPP Overall Winner of Highest Golds in 2011 (54 Golds), Optimal Photo Contest UK 2010, Best of Show in North Carolina 2007. He has also won five Photographer of the Year awards from the Malta Photographic Society's Photographer of the Year for five consecutive years.
In my work I try to capture almost everything such as portraiture, landscape, architecture, nature and still life.
I am an official photographer of quite a number of major activities in Malta and Gozo such as the Tarxien Pageant Group and Qormi Wine Festival.
My work has been published in various publications such as magazines, calendars, newspapers and books.
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NameChristopher AzzopardiLocationMaltaJoined16/07/2012Last login29/04/2013 @15:16Website
Photographic InterestsWildlife / Nature
Close-up / Macro
Flash / Lighting
Portraits / People
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