|Fabio Mascarin in front his untitled Grado Island photograph|
Grado waterfront landscape photographs by Fabio MascarinFabio Mascarin figured early Sunday afternoon that he would rather being anywhere else in Toronto but at his Contact Festival exhibition opening. Just a case of the jitters. The opening of his show of Italian landscape photographs was a hit, and the Toronto waterfront photographer actually looked like he was enjoying himself by the time it all ended.
Mascarin's family has owned a condo on the Italian island of Grado (located on the Adriatic Sea between Venice, Italy and Trieste, Slovena) since the 1960s. Known for its long sandy beaches, Grado is a paradise for vacationers .... and landscape photographers like Mascarin.
His series of Grado beach photographs are on display at the Hotel Ocho Restaurant on lower Spadina Avenue in Toronto as part of the Contact Photography Festival. The show opened May 1st and ends June 30th.
Won't get a chance to see the show during Canada's largest photography festival? No worries, the show will be rehung in the Galerie Spéos in Paris, France this November. He also has a show of his black and white photographs opening in the Axel Hotel, in Berlin, Germany this October 26th.