Roberto Melotti was born in Bologna, Italy. Little more than a teenager, he finds in his house an old Voigtländer camera and begins to take the first pictures on a trip to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, in Croatia.
The rudimentary exposure meter and his approximate technique were not the best approach for obtaining satisfactory results, but that experience was the first step in a long journey full of enthusiasm, passion and satisfaction.
With the first manual SLR, a Pentax MX provided with the three lenses 28mm, 50mm and 135mm, he perfects his technique, while with the future Nikon equipments he experiences many areas of photography. Nature in all its aspects always focuses his interest that came true in a long photographic journey through Mexican deserts, grasslands and harsh highlands.
Graduate studies in geology completed he knows the Indonesian tropical forest and its wild fauna, free and fair in its natural environment. His passion for wildlife will take him to discover the great North American spaces with endless forests, mountains, lakes, rivers and swamps that are home for some animals difficult to find in the European continent.
He considers photography as a document and a hymn to the beauty, where the subject is the nature, living and wild. Actually he is Santa Viola Photography Club vice president and Photography Course tutor.
Honorable mention "Primo Wildcontest 2020"
1st Place Overall "National Geographic Italy Photography Contest 2019"