“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” – Pablo Picaso
Since 2009, Elia and his wife have taken on a “Location Free” existence. Traveling the world, one country at a time, sharing the beauty of this amazing planet with the world. While searching for HDR photography inspiration a few years back, I came across Elia and his art on line and have been a faithful follower ever since.
This style of living as a somewhat nomadic artist has of course always interested me as well ever since my early European backpacking days!
As you can see below, his art is AMAZING! I am pretty sure that the jaw dropping shot below from Metora (a place I have always wanted to visit!) was my first introduction to his passionate work. Worth a book mark and a follow as he is always traveling somewhere cool!
Valley of Fog – Meteora, Greece 2010
Radiant Flow – Selandjafoss Waterfall, Iceland 2012
Beyond The Rialto – Venice, Italy 2013
Heaven and Earth – Western Iceland 2012
Right from his blog, here is a little bit more about the artist 🙂
Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel and destination photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has cultivated an engaged social media following of nearly 2.5 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram.Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 45 countries and flown over one million miles. Throughout the journey, he teaches the Art of Photography on his website www.BlameTheMonkey.com, shares his images and stories across social media outlets, collaborates with various brands, sponsors, and tourism boards, and leads Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide.
For more from Elia and his amazing art, make sure and check out his website here, follow him on Twitter here, watch his updates on Facebook here, enjoy his Instagram posts here, read his blog posts here, or admire his art on Flickr here!