Flavio Acri

I am an Italian Engineer, currently based in Cambridge (UK). I was lucky to discover the world of crypto quite early (in 2015). Few years later, I learned about NFTs and I was fascinated by them so I started collecting digital art. Alongside my passion for art, I have a big passion for travelling and photography. I have been travelling the world since I was a child and I lived in 5 different countries during the last 10 years. Still today, I haven’t lost that excitement of getting on a plane for the most remote and beautiful places on earth. And yes! I always take my camera with me! As an artist I like playing with lights, words and shapes. With my photos I love to share things from a different “angle” and tell a story to my audience. All my shots, in fact, come with a nice anecdote or curiosity about that specific place I visited or a specific moment I lived. On occasions, we believe that our fate has already been written and we feel stuck. However, it is enough to look at things from a different perspective to change everything! The power is, literally, in our hands!

The Great Wave

This shot is a detail of a Japanese Pagoda watched from below. Currently, there is a big trend of aerial and drone photography, but have you ever thought to raise your head and watch things from below? The results may be pretty cool! The name of this photo is inspired to the Draupner wave, observed at 3:00 p.m. on New Year's Day in 1995 on the deck of the Norwegian Draupner oil platform, was the first scientific evidence of a rare rogue wave. Those waves are very rare, they appear suddenly and measure at least twice as tall as the surrounding waves. These fleeting, colossal phenomena are thought to be the possible cause for the still-unexplained sinking of ships in the open ocean. Researchers at university of Oxford, recently managed to recreate the Draupner wave in a simulation pool. It was only after recreating this wave that they saw the similarity with the well-known woodblock print "The Great Wave of Kanagawa" from the early 1830s by the Japanese artist Hokusai. Equally, as soon as I took this photo of the Goju-no-to Pagoda in Miyajima (Hiroshima, Japan), I was amazed by how of the edges of this beautiful building resembled to this famous print and by how, behind, the sky was astonishingly mimicking the powerful whirls of a wave.