Bishangari, Ethiopia, 2011: Inspired by Parente’s travel to Ethiopia in 2011, this photography series focuses on the abstract of light as it was experienced by the artist during his stay in Bishangari on Lake Langano. Bishangari is an eco-site, a natural wilderness, a wildlife sanctuary, secluded beach and lodge. It is a natural retreat of breathtaking beauty that combines five ecological zones;- wetlands, beach and lake, the forest, the dry pumice rocks and the acacia shrub. Parente has captured nuances of this beauty in these stunning photographs without using any digital manipulation. Each work is a limited signed edition of seven. Sizes 20 x 30 in and 16 x 24 in
In the Light (Illuminare) came to life after a relentless four-year journey. Nicola explored the concept of hidden light, light that is too fast for the human eye to capture. Once Nicola disentangled the process of breaking down light a whole world opened to him. The result is a breathtaking collection of work that celebrates the infinite colours of light. With “In the Light” the viewer is welcomed to enter the light. None of the photographs have been manipulated by Photoshop. Each work is a limited signed edition of seven.