After a few hours of hiring a few Bedouins to drive our 7 person backpacking crew from Siwa Oasis to Bahariya Oasis through the Western Desert of Egypt, the two lane asphalt road disappeared under meters of sand from an intense sandstorm. This lorry and trailer was deeply stuck as the wind whipped along. Our light blue 1968 Ford sidestep pickup sits in the distance. Luckily for us we stopped at the top of this crest and then after trying to help we rolled downhill until getting back on track. This was a 10 hour (420km) trip through this desert was majestic. The desert topography changed from sand to black flint, to white shells, transforming itself throughout the day. I would recommend this trip to anyone. April 1996. Enjoy......vs shot on Kodak Ektachrome 100
I'm delighted to have collaborated with True Rocks Jewelry in London to produce this beautiful solid silver, Diver UP pendant. She's solid 925 Silver, 25mm tall and weighs 10 grams. If you wish to pre-order this pendent now please get in touch with me. Approximate retail cost will be €225 (+-).
Thank you, Essential Ibiza for the wonderful article about the evolution of my art work, and also me. Cheers, Victor
Full article here: https://www.essentialibiza.com/news/victor-spinellis-artistic-evolution-revolution/
In 2011 I painted an American Flag behind my “Diver UP” image. Then a collector wanted me to paint a Union Jack behind her. Since then, I have now been commissioned to paint over 28 national flags behind her. Some samples are below. She is truly global and one day I would hope to have a retrospective art opening with all of these flags under one roof. They are all unique works of art and are hanging all across the World. Your flag can be next. Please message me if you are interested in a special commission for you. www.VictorSpinelli.com
Shot on the old port of Ibiza before the Sovren Super Yacht slips. First time shown in public. Shot with a Contax 645 and Kodax Tmax film. Manumission Girl.....
Photography, ephemeral for only that quick moment of creation. But join us for a long lasting touch.... SPiN Art Residency at Pikes Hotel in Ibiza.
Endless summer.. classic image and a tinge of acrylic paint. Off to a collector in Manhattan. Taken at Sa Trinxa on Salinas Beach, Ibiza. Kodak Tmax Film. Victor Spinelli ©2004
Beast of Burden. The meaning is essentially any animal that has been "domesticated" by humans and trained to carry or pull heavy loads, such as oxen, horses, camels, elephants, etc. But who is the real beast? Who is burdening who? And who has lost the collective consciousness between animals? Humans. We are riding these animals to death in our "advancement" of ruling this planet, yet we have unconnected ourselves spiritually from the same animals that have help propel our civilization. More on my site. And more to come. ©Victor Spinelli Art.
The Decisive Moment. This photograph honestly reflects this phrase by the late great photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson. As a aspiring amature photographer I took this shot of farm workers, on a backpacking trip in Copan, Honduras in 1994. Walking, focusing and adjusting my F-stop at the same time without missing a beat. One shot. One moment. The true essence of capturing light.
How do you like your Steam............? SPiN
Three of the Five sculptures that I made for my Crucifixion Series which questions the human inability of nicely sharing our little blue marble called Earth🌎 with our fellow animal beings. We need less meat agriculture (by eating less meat because ALL proteins come from plants) #NoMoreMeat and move drastically fast toward renewable energy. It took a great deal of effort to learn how to articulate & reassemble the skeletons and construct these crosses. L-R Walrus Skull on Celtic Cross, American Alligator and Lynx. Not shown are a Monkey and African Lion.
The COMPLETE collection can be seen here: https://www.victorspinelli.com/#/sculpture/
#osteology #skulls #EnvironmentalArt #fineart #motherEarth #crucifixion #alligator #walrus #bobcat #savetheplanet #NatGeo #ibiza #NationalGeographic #animalbones #skullcollector #VictorSpinelliArt 🙏🌍❤️
I took this image in either 1997 or in 2000, in the zany section of Paharganj in Dehli, India. It's near the train station and is rugged, intense and loud. Shear madness, but I love it and I have always stayed here during my ventures through the sub-continent. Now I see this article about Delhi's last elephants and this question pops into my mind. Is this elephant one of Delhi's last? Direct link below the photo.
E-6 Slide film. Ektachrome 100iso