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Comments on this portfolio:

Cher Vang , December 05, 2004; 08:01 A.M.


Carlos, thanks for your comments. I love your Indonesian folder. It rocks! Just beautifully captured. Very interesting subjects!

Ben Granillo , December 07, 2004; 10:28 A.M.

I turned in Bob Franklin

for abuse, as most of his ratings are 1/1 so if you do the same maybe we can get him out of here

Lee Jianmin , December 12, 2004; 07:00 P.M.

You have not only captured the Indonesian portraits, But you have captured the soul and the time of their life. Thanks for sharing.

simone colombo , December 13, 2004; 12:25 P.M.

complimeti carlo per il portfolio... stupendo. colori e soggetti sono meravigliosi. per quanto riguarda la villa prova a vedere il mio portfolio che ce ne sono altre.

willy marthinussen , December 19, 2004; 01:26 P.M.


thanks for commenting on my portfolio..it led me to this..you have an impressive portfolio..its so full of life and colours, smile and happiness...just love it :) specially i find the indonesian people very good and interessting and the Italian portraits too...keep it up --willy--

Carlo Ghe , January 08, 2005; 11:07 A.M.

Bravo !!!

Complimenti Carlo, un portfolio molto interessante e piacevole. Ammirevole anche la quantitࠤi belle foto per generi omogenei... oltre all'invidiabile (per me) capacitࠤi fotografare cos젬e persone, io sono timido e non ci riuscirei (bravura a parte)! Grazie per aver condiviso le tue immagini.

Carlo Ghe , January 18, 2005; 03:10 P.M.


Grazie per il tuo commento alle mie foto. Sono tornato a vedere le tue perche' e' un piacere guardarle. Per quanto riguarda il mio portfolio, attualmente sono un po' combattuto tra questo sito e "Fotki"; qui ho raggiunto la capienza massima prima di pagare la quota d'iscrizione, di la' ancora no... ci pensero'. http://public.fotki.com/LoSpiso/

Biliana Rakocevic , January 25, 2005; 04:27 A.M.

YOur Portofolio of PORTRAITS is so amazing! streight from LIFE you have captured all those beautiful expressive faces! Thank you, Biliana

Charles Duckworth , February 01, 2005; 03:19 A.M.

Wonderful images. I have been a photographer for 30 years and I am jealous!

JF Ochoa , February 01, 2005; 01:04 P.M.

Carlo... you have one of the most beautiful portfolios of people in photo.net!!! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Louis McCullagh - Belfast , February 04, 2005; 08:25 A.M.

Beautiful work. Humanity shines through. Louis

Fabian Graham , February 11, 2005; 12:37 P.M.

Awesome portfolio

Superb! Like the Indonesian people pictures the best....will rate some of my favorites now........

Inspiring work....am going travelling soon myself..........will take another look at your work before I leave

Francesco Tonini , February 13, 2005; 05:26 A.M.

Sai Carlo, ti stimo molto. Sei uno di quei fotografi concreti che si perde poco in stupide sperimentazioni e lavora sodo con la macchina al collo. Le tue foto sono contraddistinte da una verita' di fondo non comune. Le foto dell'indonesia poi, sembra di starci dentro. Spero continuerai ad aggiungere foto all'infinito. Ciao Fra

Alec Ee , February 14, 2005; 02:44 A.M.

Lovely vibrant colors of Indonesia. Carlo, very nicely done. Congratulations.

Richard Hans , February 14, 2005; 11:42 A.M.

Carlo, you really have sensitive eye & knack for getting great moment, and all of the real life under your camera... also thanks for your kind comment! Congratulation! Richard Hans

Stephan Brauchli , February 15, 2005; 11:26 A.M.

Great portraits

Carlo, you have captured these people beautifully. Great shots. Thank you for your kind words.

Paolo D'Alfonso , February 21, 2005; 02:52 A.M.


Ciao Carlo, sono rimasto molto colpito da 'People', veramente bellissimo, una festa di colori ed emozioni. Un saluto

Ranjith Pallegama , February 23, 2005; 09:28 A.M.


You have spent a lot of time on the streets. A great job. I appreciate your recent visit to my folders. Ranjith

Al Li , February 24, 2005; 09:19 P.M.

Beautiful colors and beautiful capture of everyday people. I am glad I am able to see your works.

Edmundo Villanueva , February 27, 2005; 05:16 P.M.

Holy Sh**!

You absolutely rock!, I just commented on single flower photo a secong ago, decided to look further, zoomed out to your portfolio, and was blown away, you are very great. As of 02/27/05 the best I've seen so far on the site, Bravo! 90% of your work would rate a 6-7, I'll come back regularly and do so.

Alan Chan , March 05, 2005; 04:37 A.M.

Wonderful folder

Your Indonesia folder contains lots of attrative portraits, i shall come back to study in greater details.

Etienne D , March 12, 2005; 01:24 A.M.

Really nice portfolio

full of life, full of color, Great work!

Mario Paper Martinez Caballero , March 30, 2005; 12:00 P.M.



Marc Doyon , April 14, 2005; 05:26 P.M.


Very nice portefolio.Colorfull.I like very much the portraits and the market of Indonesia and your landscape.

Scott Lewis , May 10, 2005; 04:38 A.M.

Your portfolio is amazing keep up the great work.

Paolo Pedelini , May 10, 2005; 06:32 A.M.

Veramente Bravo

Great work, compliments

Emad abdulmotaleb , May 17, 2005; 04:46 P.M.

thank u for the low rattings on my work ...i wish u could have provided a helpfull comment next to that ratting

Carlo Ottaviano Casana , May 18, 2005; 12:20 A.M.


as a rule I never, repeat never, rate below 4 unless somebody does it with the photos of my portfolio. In that case I feel free to rate also below 4 IF I think a photo deserves it. Watch out: IF, so no revenge, just applying my -obviously personal- taste. The same for comments!

Paolo Pedelini , May 19, 2005; 08:31 A.M.

Compliment II

I think is one of the most interesting portfolio I have seen in this sito.

Angel Pena , May 22, 2005; 09:46 A.M.

Today I discovered your porfolio, and I'm happy. Clean photography full of emotion and color. Excellent stuff. Keep it up !

Mark James , May 23, 2005; 09:28 A.M.

Hi there,

Just curious, I really like your use of colour, but is the velvia like colour a factor of the 85mmL lens you use, or more in relation to how you process your images?

Also, would you mind giving me some direction as to what you didnt like about my Seagull at Muriwai image? Im not concerned about the rating, but if you had the time to take a 2nd look and leave some feedback I would really appreciate it.



Carlo Ottaviano Casana , May 23, 2005; 11:10 A.M.

Hi Mark,

thanks for the comment! 85mm f/1.2 gives wonderful colors, but still there is a bit of PS! Carlo

Gino Tumbarello , June 05, 2005; 07:51 P.M.


hai delle foto stupende.......

Massimo Santoni , June 28, 2005; 06:25 A.M.


Bellissimi i ritratti. Complimenti.

pantelimonescu tudor , July 23, 2005; 04:15 P.M.

woow what a portofolio I was very very surprised a folder FULL with fantastic protraits and one with that nice doggy :) and next one with fish all on the same subject they are all awsome!!! bravo!

Tiina Haasma , September 08, 2005; 04:36 P.M.

Wonderful portfolio - full of very creative images - very artistic - well done ! My best regards ! Waiting new photos!

Landriscina Maurizio , October 06, 2005; 06:41 P.M.


Bellissimo portafoglio e ritratti meravigliosi!

Martino Balestreri , November 11, 2005; 05:04 P.M.

definirei il tuo lavoro con due parole...COLORE E VITA.

Complimenti! La serie di ritratti indonesiani 蠰reziosissima e carica di umanita. Ciao.

Philippe Rapoport , November 12, 2005; 12:56 P.M.

Your portfolio is very good. I'm impressed by the Papua Barat folfer. How did you get there? I relly appreciate your colors and lighting. Do you systematically use the wider aperture of your lenses to get these short DOF? Yours

Carlo Ottaviano Casana , November 12, 2005; 09:51 P.M.

Thank you all for your kind comments!!! Thanks Philippe. Yes: I love the wide open lenses effect. I often shoot trying to plan a nice coloured background. I decided to go there because I also wanted to have a look to the Raja Ampat islands (N/W of Papua) and dive there (really outstanding nature/diving place). You can reach Wamena and the Baliem valley only by plane, from Jayapura. To get to Jayapura the best way -IMHO- its an overnight flight from Jakarta!

Barry Harbroe , November 12, 2005; 11:36 P.M.

Some People have underrated your portfolio. I think it is fantastic. You captured the essence of the people in the Indonesian photos. Bravo

Aykan ÖZENER , November 13, 2005; 02:44 P.M.


Great and strange portfolio.Congrat...

Alessandro Travagli , November 14, 2005; 04:04 A.M.

Papua Impressive

Splendido reportage da Papua!veramente immagini intense e con soggetti a loro agio...<con un poco di invidia-).Alessandro

Chaitanya Vikas , November 15, 2005; 03:47 A.M.


Amazing variety of portraits you have. I would be very happy to see some black and white portraits too.


Carlo Mogavero , November 16, 2005; 03:23 A.M.

bellissime quelle sull'indonesia


Alessandro Rocchi , November 19, 2005; 04:30 A.M.

Spettacolari le foto sulla gente indonesiana!!! Belle belle belle Complimenti

ROSARIO CAMPIONE , November 19, 2005; 09:00 A.M.

Grande portfolio!!!!!!

Un'autentico spettacolo per gli occhi questo tuo ricchissimo e colorato portfolio. Un applauso per questo tuo eccellente lavoro.


Brooke B , November 22, 2005; 12:42 A.M.

Your work is full of character and colorful personality. You've managed to find the secret essence and individuality in people, places and things in such awe-inspiring ways. Truly a phenomenal portfolio.

Chiara Saitta , November 23, 2005; 02:11 P.M.


Le tue foto sono molto belle ma i tuoi ritratti hanno qualcosa in pi�...riesci a cogliere l'essenza di chi ti stࠤavanti

Mario Spalla , November 24, 2005; 06:41 A.M.


...fantastico portfolio, fantastici luoghi, incredibile cio' che riesci a trasmettere con i tuoi ritratti. Sei veramente in gamba.

Crapanzano Gianpaolo , November 24, 2005; 06:53 P.M.


Tantissimi complimeti per il portfolio, c'蠤a perdersi in cosi tante foto foto piene di verita'.

Jim Adams , November 24, 2005; 09:35 P.M.

What a stunning collection of people and faces...from young to old. Your images of them are beautiful and true to life and make the barriers of different cultures and languages disappear completely. Your images and the people in them speak volumes about them and also for yourself as a photographer.

You appear to have mastered the Mark II, and of course you can't go wrong with Canon's L series of lenses. I would love to see you do more black and white!!

And needless to say, I love Rocco!!!!! What a joy it must be to have him around.

Mio complimenti, Carlo.

CRAIG BEENHAM , November 24, 2005; 11:55 P.M.

What a fantastic portfolio,full of colour and Life,very inspirational Carlo!

Jeff Lieberman , November 26, 2005; 01:11 A.M.

beautiful amazing work - and the breadth is amazing. some of your character work makes me wonder what i was doing in bali, i never had those types of interactions - maybe i can get some travel tips sometime? :) It seems we have both traveled through angkor, cambodia, and indonesia, i'm off to south america and tanzania in the near future so if you have any travel thoughts, don't hesitate to send em my way - i particularly enjoy the portrait work you've done in indonesia, really close and personal. funny i had just added you to my interesting photographers, when i received your comment a day later- great timing and good to make your acquaintence.

Dionys Moser , November 28, 2005; 12:59 P.M.


Just wonderful the colors in your photos! I specially like the people in Papua. They give me a wonderful atmosphare about life there. I will visit your work again. Dionys

Davide Tizzoni , November 29, 2005; 02:18 A.M.

Bellissimi reportage e splendidi ritratti, un vero viaggio nell'universo umano...complimenti!! Grazie per le visite e i bei voti ai miei lavori! Ciao e buone foto!!

Michael Lehrman , November 29, 2005; 11:28 A.M.


Your portfolio is stunning. Thank you.

mike werkhoven , November 30, 2005; 05:41 P.M.

Fine collection of colorfull images, lovely portraits of human and dogs, pritty compositions. Rather compleet portfolio.

Stefano Parrini , December 01, 2005; 03:15 A.M.

Un portfolio invidiabile... mi piacciono molto i tuoi ritratti indonesiani... sia per i soggetti che per i bellissimi cromatismi... Complimenti vivissimi!... Stefano

Cezary Galaj , December 02, 2005; 05:12 A.M.

Beautiful photos

Eddie Gunks , December 02, 2005; 07:37 A.M.

great colors. i like your papa new.... photos


Rob Duyser , December 03, 2005; 05:38 A.M.


Yeech! Carlo, I am blown away; all that colour and all the expressions of all those people. This is an absolutly fantastic portfolio, I enjoy it immensely, thank you very very nice !!!

Ludovico Balbo , December 05, 2005; 04:17 A.M.


Sticazzi Carlo, complimenti per la galleria, meglio del nuovo Gottardo! Solo una domanda: donne? Non le fotografi? Non ti piacciono? Peccato, i tuoi ritratti le valorizzerebbero! Pensaci...

Antonio Celso Lima Mollo , December 05, 2005; 08:14 A.M.


Hello Carlos! I was just checking my portfolio and I saw a 6/6 on one of my photos, I went to your webpage and it made my day. A high rate coming from you(a great photographer)is worth more than a prize for me. Your portfolio is AMAZING, and instead of spend my whole day typing 7/7 I decided to leave you this message. Thanks for your photography!!! vinimollo@hotmail.com

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Baerbel Kavanaugh , December 05, 2005; 05:05 P.M.


Please add my name to your long list of admirers. What a wonderful portfolio - very awe inspiring. You have a great eye for color and composition, but many of your images go much deeper than that. They seem to expose the character and the soul of your subjects. Fabulous!

Markos George Hionos , December 08, 2005; 06:15 A.M.

Hi,Carlo I do not know if you are a pro photographer? but nevertheless the documentary photos of people,Indonesia are at the professional level,and not so difficult to sell if you have the contacts.My opinion you are a documentary photographer !,forget about flowers,pets,landscapes.Very well done.Markos-mindstormphotos.

B Aldrich , December 08, 2005; 10:40 A.M.

Wonderful collection!

Bravo, ole' and cheers. Beautiful work.

Shambhala Wolfhaart , December 09, 2005; 06:42 A.M.

Awesome portfolio! I hope you have given everything to an image bank because you have a great collection that records the life of ordinary people in far-away places! Your work should be used in magazines and travel advertising! Congratulations!

Kelvin Bernard , December 10, 2005; 04:56 P.M.

Wonderful And Colourful Portfolio...

Dear Carlo, I am in awe of your work, particularly the portraits of the Indonesian people. What a wonderful experience that must have been. Through your photos we can share it with you. Thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Kelvin.

Raphael Lopez , December 11, 2005; 11:19 P.M.

Superb portfolio!

Carlo, It is amazing the collection of images that you have here; they represent indeed a live-time investment of hard work and dedication. Thanks for showing us in the comfort of our chairs the beauty that exist thousands of miles away. Congratulations! Un saludo fraterno, Raphael.

John M , December 22, 2005; 06:02 P.M.

Carlo, your portraits are incredible. You have a great talent for capturing character, not only in your people portraits, but, in my absolute favorite part of your portfolio, the Rocco photos. My wife and I have two Westies, and we see the same personality in Rocco. He is a real character!! Great job!

Silvia Loncao , December 27, 2005; 01:44 P.M.


Mark Anthony Kathurima , January 05, 2006; 04:56 A.M.


Breathtaking portraiture. Outstanding technically, aesthetically and in every other way. Your work would certainly be a treasure trove for an image bank or for travel brochures. Thank you for inspiring...

Best regards from Kenya,

Mark Anthony Kathurima

PS Cute dog, too :)

Doeke Koedijk , January 14, 2006; 05:30 A.M.

Fascinating portfolio! Much admiration and thanks for showing!

Vladimer Nachkebia , January 21, 2006; 03:46 P.M.

Very natural! very nice indeed!

Oktay Ýybar , February 02, 2006; 07:06 A.M.


Dear Carlo ! Very intresting,clourful and very good portfolio.Wonderful photos.Best regards.

Pawel Czapiewski , February 21, 2006; 11:10 A.M.

One can spend hours looking at images in this extensive well-shot portfolio. Regards,

Lucy Hollis , February 23, 2006; 08:10 P.M.

Amazing photos, and such a range too. How long did you spend in Indonesia? Your sympathetic head portraits and community scenes show such a connection with the people.

stanko mravljak , March 04, 2006; 04:25 P.M.

Very nice

Carlo, You have a very beautifull portfolio. Congratulations. Greetings from Slovenia. Stanko

craig h , March 14, 2006; 06:10 A.M.


Wow, your portraits!

It is so good to see such excellent imagery from Indonesia. A truly fabulous body-of-work!

Thak you for sharing it with us here at PN.

Best regards C.

Joao Pereira , March 15, 2006; 10:51 A.M.


simply AMAZING ! This is what I would love to do should I have the talent and the skills to do it.

Please accept my warmest congratulations (and, yes, I am slightly envious...)

Very best regards, I shall be back often.

Grazie mille.

Janusz Kwiatkowski , March 15, 2006; 01:07 P.M.

a m a z i n g

You have the best collection of interesting faces that I have ever seen. Congratulations on every single photo in your wonderful portfolio!

Greetings from Poland, jk

Txipiri Pancracio , March 15, 2006; 01:39 P.M.

Sr, Casana

He disfrutado mucho con todos y cada uno de sus retratos, especialmente con los de blanco y negro. El ultimo que ha subido a la galeria me parece simplemente genial. Tambien he disftutado mucho con la personalidad de Rocco... "fuego blanco". Un saludo.

Claudia Cala' , March 17, 2006; 04:06 A.M.


le tue foto sono davvero meravigliose!belli ed intensi i colori...commoventi e vivi i soggetti, soprattutto i ritratti...spero di imparare qualcosa dai tuoi scatti.ancora complimenti, claudia

Serena Santoni , March 17, 2006; 04:52 A.M.


Le Sue foto sono eccezzionali, bellissime!!!Le guardo spesso con molto piacere...viaggio con Lei!Complimenti!

Philippe Rapoport , March 17, 2006; 04:45 P.M.

Ciao Carlo!

Thanks for your very kind words on some of my photos. Coming from you, it's something of value. It gave me the oppotunity to have a look on your recent work: lots of grate things! You have beautifull BW portraits. Indonesia seems to be a wonderfull place, where I would like to have a look... not as easy starting from Europe, but I have to think about it. Niger is much closer, and I plan to go back there in a few monthes. Yours friendly, Philippe

seckin aziz top , March 18, 2006; 06:47 A.M.

wonderful portraits,b&w paintings as well...unique portfolio...

Yully Sebayang , March 18, 2006; 07:40 P.M.

Hi Carlos, your Indonesian pictures are amazing, i love them... and i love to see more.. Keep going.

Gold Fish , March 23, 2006; 01:54 A.M.


your portfolio is full of life ,full of color and ful of souls ..I'll keep my eye on it .regards.

Fabrizio Nocera , March 29, 2006; 10:09 A.M.

Complimenti Carlo, il tuo porfolio e' molto ricco di bellissimi scatti. Vedo che viaggi molto riportandoti dietro questi capolavori. Mi piacciono in particolare i ritratti. Saluti.

Wes Hanson , March 31, 2006; 03:02 P.M.

Great Shots

Greats shots, and a great commentary on the people.

Massimo Pietralunga , April 02, 2006; 02:21 P.M.


Ciao Carlo, ho dato un'occhiata al tuo portfolio, be a dire il vero e mezz'ora che guardo e riguardo le tue fotografie, non sono un esperto ma sono tutte veramente ottime foto, soprattutto la sezione dell'indonesia e a dir poco fantastica! complimenti Carlo...max

Marina Pastore , April 10, 2006; 01:16 P.M.


grazie per tutte le persone che mi hai fatto conoscere attraverso le tue foto. E per la sensibilitࠣon cui hai catturato ognuna di quelle storie. Hai una finezza e una delicatezza nel ritrarre, che dona bellezza a scatti gi࠴ecnicamente perfetti. Ogni viaggio 蠰ura vita. Marina

Chuck Babbitt , April 14, 2006; 01:24 P.M.


First, thank you very much for rating my photo. The thing I love about photo.net is finding treasures like your portfolio. You have created an amazing study of the human face. So much beauty and character! You must have a real grace with people while you are shooting in exotic locales. I would love to be able to watch and learn how you interact with people. Have you had many negative experiences while capturing these faces? You have a gift Carlo. Keep up the work and thanks for sharing it with us.

Aloha, Chuck

Carlo Ottaviano Casana , April 15, 2006; 01:05 A.M.

Thank you all, dear friends, for your kind comments! Chuck, I never had negative experiences (cross fingers)! Never ever even thought I could have been in trouble! If you behave in a friendly and respectful way you'll get the same back! If you smile and ask the permission before shooting a pic to somebody, and you stop if they ask you not to, you won't have problems and enough GB for all the photos you'll be able to shoot!!!

Gerry O , April 27, 2006; 09:47 A.M.


I love your portfolio, absolutely fantastic.

Jan Reurink , April 29, 2006; 12:10 P.M.

Carlo Ottaviano Casana you have the best portfolio on this net. Carlo Ottaviano Casana;Thank you for your words . I lookt at your portfolio and therefore you can judge without being one;Thanks

Halina Lewandowski , May 02, 2006; 10:02 P.M.

Outstanding portfolio. Best regards. Halina

Derek Winchester , May 03, 2006; 06:06 P.M.

I have always admired your work. You really know how to capture a portrait and get more out of the person than just line, color and texture. Your comments on my portfolio really made me feel like I am doing something right. Thanks again.

Anil Sharma , May 18, 2006; 01:13 A.M.

Amazing portraits Carlo! Great exposures and excellent compositions! Vibrant and creative! Keep it up and keep clickin!

Jean-Marc Legros , June 01, 2006; 04:43 A.M.

Bravo !

One of the richest portfolios than I saw here. Lot of fantastic pictures.

Thanks for your visit, and bravo !

Marco Maria D'Ottavi , June 04, 2006; 03:04 P.M.


Carlo, grazie innanzitutto per il lusinghiero commento su una delle mie foto. Questo mi ha permesso di scoprire le tue stupende galleri. Al di lࠤella bellezza intrinseca e tecnica (ineccepibile secondo me) della foto, i soggetti, e non solo quelli dei viaggi, sono splendidi, non ci si stanca mai di osservare queste foto. Grazie di condividere il tuo lavoro con noi.

Samer Tarabichi , June 07, 2006; 06:34 A.M.


wonderful colors... very nice shots very "real photo" very good work

Jose Escobar , June 10, 2006; 01:33 A.M.

Its Amazing!

Its amazing the amount of beautiful work you have here, I will begin exploring your portfolio today, you are an amazing portrait artist, do you work in NGO?

Attilio Peschiera , June 11, 2006; 08:39 A.M.

Ciao Carlo!

Portfolio molto ricco ed interessante! Mi piacciono molto le tue foto in generale ed in particolare le foto ed i ritratti fatti durante i viaggi. Complimenti! Continua cosi'! Ottimo lavoro !

Kah Kit Yoong , June 18, 2006; 11:23 A.M.

Thank you for visiting my portfolio Carlo. I had a look at yours and was surprised to see that the bulk of your work is not based in Italia. Your portraits are simply amazing and you have captured a most uplifting side to humanity.

Carlos Perez , June 23, 2006; 11:53 P.M.

One of the best portfolios I visited recently. Thanks for showing us your especial sense & your different photography. Congratullations. Best regards

Tanya Truong , June 25, 2006; 06:13 P.M.

Soulful and sweet...

...as i go through your porfolio Carlo. You capture the emotions, the essense of your subject very well. The lighting you use creates soft and poetic images. Lively and colourful. It amazes me how you are willing to travel distances to capture such beauties. Striking photojournalism. Warm regards, Tanya.

Gustavo Orensztajn , June 29, 2006; 02:19 A.M.


I am just amazed by your portfolio, as someone said before, one of the best that I visited lately. I liked the Square folder a lot, you can really show the faces.

An extraordinary work, very colorfull too.

Jacqueline Anderson , June 29, 2006; 07:13 P.M.


Carlo~ I am so pleased to have found your work. very soul searching! you share with us a world that many people do not even acknowledge in our times. It is enlightening! Thank you for giving us this opportunity to learn from your documentaries. Best wishes....

Mario Lopez , July 04, 2006; 02:30 A.M.

I discover today one of the great's Photographer about portraits,there are some others shoots very interesting and stunnings.Greetings Carlo, and thanks to show us your page.

Branko Korelc - Kobra , July 11, 2006; 03:00 P.M.


I have never seen so many colourful portraits at one place. Scrolling fast seems chaotic, looking slow is amazing.

Carlo, I am very honoured for having your comment on my photo.

:) KoBra

Jef Van den Houte , July 11, 2006; 03:41 P.M.


Very beautifull portfolio, full of strong images. Your portraits are outstanding and show a photographic master

Cristina Fumi , July 12, 2006; 03:59 P.M.

Impressive work of art and heart! Just added to my favourites!

Giangiorgio Crisponi , July 30, 2006; 10:44 A.M.


Carlo sono rimasto fortemente colpito dal tuo impressionante portfolio, nei ritratti dei popoli "primitivi" traspare tutta la umanita' e i sentimenti validi e simili in tutte le popolazioni sei un grande Maestro , ti ammiro e ti invidio, ciao Giangiorgio

Andrea Vercellone , July 31, 2006; 05:52 P.M.


Ciao Carlo ,sono capitato quasi per caso sul tuo portfolio,non ci sono parole per esprimere la mia ammirazione . Che dire poi quando ho scoperto che abbiamo il 127 corso in comune . Spero di leggere una tua risposta a questa mia .

Un abbraccio .

Andrea Vercellone

Carlo Ottaviano Casana , August 07, 2006; 05:03 A.M.

Ciao Andrea! Fantastico riincontrarsi cosi' dopo qualche annetto! Provo a contattarti via email!

Andrea Vercellone , August 12, 2006; 07:07 A.M.


Ciao Carlo, sono felice che tu mi abbia risposto ,grazie. Sono in partenza per le vacanze ,ma se mi scrivi a:andrea@tesigroup.com posso leggerti anche in viaggio. Un caro saluto.

Andrea Vercellone

Sergio Velazquez , August 23, 2006; 12:34 P.M.

very nice

outstanding portfolio carlo! thanks for sharing and taking time to rate my white dress picture. cheers.............

Kenny Grooms , August 27, 2006; 11:40 P.M.

National Geographic!

Staff photog?

Juan De Santa Anna , August 30, 2006; 01:47 A.M.


If it is true what they say about having your photo taken....your soul is taken...You have many souls to take care of...each and every one of them you have honored...your skill is second only to your heart and the respect to the faces you have painted...so many wonderful eyes to gaze into...thanks Juan

Heather Watt , September 03, 2006; 11:59 P.M.

Wow! I feel well-traveled just LOOKING at your photos. You have captured different cultures perfectly. I especially like your portraits.

Bhavesh Mandalia , September 05, 2006; 08:29 A.M.

Awesome work! :)

Louis McCullagh - Belfast , September 05, 2006; 12:58 P.M.


Hi Revisited. Just love those portraits and the B/W work really well. Quite awesome.

You seem to have the NTT images as much more saturated than the Papua images. Are you consciously doing this? It is just that you can see that your captures are so good that the extra colour is not needed.

A pleasure to see these, it must have been really great being able to take them.


Carlo Ottaviano Casana , September 12, 2006; 12:17 P.M.

Thank you dear photo.net friends for your kind comments on my portfolio!

Thank you Louis for your second comment! Yes, actually I've noticed the difference. There is more then one reason IMO. The first is that when I've converted the NTT RAW files my screen wasn't well calibrated; then I always had color problems saving the result with the "Save for web" function (in PS 7 and PS8). Colors quite often shifted. But, on the other hand, many of those shots were taken in the markets where they use very often strongly colored tends to repair them selfs from the sun! And thats the reason of some strange strong color casts!

Thanks again, Carlo

Jeanne Hauschild , September 12, 2006; 02:11 P.M.


After I left a comment on "Rocco taking a nap after lunch" I went to your portfolio. It is stupendous! I am going to return to check it out in a more leisurely fashion, but had to check out the Rocco folder! I had thought him a Cairn terrier, but now am thinking Westie. I have a few pics of my one eared Cairn, Van Gogh, in my portfolio. There's nothing like a terrier! Again, you are quite a talented photographer.

Javier Valdez , September 18, 2006; 03:03 P.M.


Gracias por haber dejado un commentario sobre una de mis fotos, para darme la ocasion de ver tu trabajo. Unas fotos preciosas, de todos estos lugares marvillosos, y me imagina que hay una historia detras de cada retrato, de cada lugar.

Saludos de un nuevo amigo de PN

Iztok X , September 18, 2006; 07:54 P.M.


for comment on one of my photos, and also to thanks to let me found your portfolio . Its great.

Michael Lyons , September 18, 2006; 10:26 P.M.

Carlo---so many wonderful faces in your portfolio-- a real delight to view--thank you-ML

Chung Lee , September 20, 2006; 02:23 A.M.

Wow wow

Carlo, you are an amazing photographer. Very outstanding portraits from Indonesia. You should be working for National Geographic (are you?). Bravo, excellent. Regards.

Barbu Cristian , September 20, 2006; 02:43 A.M.

An excellent portfolio, with very beautiful and various themes. Congratulations!

Regards and good luck!

Rarindra Prakarsa , September 24, 2006; 10:40 A.M.


You are great adventurer photographer. You' ve went to Papua and NTT. Your photos are excellent.

Luca Loro , October 16, 2006; 04:38 P.M.

Foto stupende, mi sembra di aver viaggiati insieme a lei guardando queste foto...le emozioni colte, gli attimi catturati... i miei pi� sinceri complimenti!


Ali Soltani Farani , October 21, 2006; 07:54 A.M.

WOW! You have an amazing Portfolio. A feast of color and composition. Hope to see even more of your wonderful work.
Regards. Ali.

Giorgio D (Turin) , November 07, 2006; 01:50 A.M.

Che spettacolo!

E' un vero piacere guardare portfolio come questi. Splendidi i ritratti ma, soprattutto, magnifiche le foto a Rocco.

Che splendido modello!

Bellissimo lavoro, Carlo Ottaviano

klaus hammer , November 20, 2006; 02:43 P.M.

im real impressed about your work. thats that what i can say. all my respect. klaus hammer

Tony Hadley , November 22, 2006; 03:56 P.M.

Great Stuff

You have quite a portfolio and the people shots are something to behold. I am glad you visited and rated one of my photos so that I could be exposed to your wonderful photography. Congrats.

Crina-Paula P. , November 27, 2006; 07:06 P.M.

Hi Carlo,

Impressive portfolio...one can see here all human emotions. My best regards,

Sylvie Bélanger , November 29, 2006; 03:57 P.M.

Very interesting work ... Emotion well captured ... Great portfolio

Oliver Zografski , December 02, 2006; 05:51 A.M.


Breathtaking portfolio! B&W portraits are fantastic! Thanks for visited my photos Carlo. Regards from Macedonia!

Omar Havana , December 13, 2006; 11:50 P.M.

carlo amazing collection, your shots from indonesia are superb, and the b/w portraits are breathtaking, thank you

Juan De Santa Anna , December 23, 2006; 02:41 A.M.

I am Back again Carlo....do you have any Idea How long it takes to view and consume your portfolio?....on dial up? MY beard is so long it would take a super wide to photograph it...I would be honored if it was you who made the image....Just wanted to stop by to remind you that many of us out here continue to be impressed with your dedication to your art...I can only use aword like...awe...to describe what it it like to experience your work...your love...Happy creative new year to you sir...I'll be watching...Juan

Branko Korelc - Kobra , December 25, 2006; 06:47 P.M.

Merry Christmass and happy new year.

Tons of good light and all 7/7 in 2007!


Kurt De Somviele , January 25, 2007; 10:12 A.M.


Very beautiful and honest portfolio. Very straight forward. The people are extraordinary. Best! Kurt

Janine Simpson , January 30, 2007; 09:34 P.M.

In awe

Carlo, words can't describe the beauty of your photos. You have captured, not just people, but personalities. Thank you for taking us to another part of the world and allowing us to feel as if we were there.

Jan Rachwal , February 09, 2007; 07:04 P.M.


WOW! Magnificent portfolio! Great colors, compositions, emotions. Thank you for sharing Carlo.

Emmanuel Enyinwa , February 18, 2007; 07:18 P.M.

A great collection of images.

Erwin Rizaldi , March 13, 2007; 08:23 P.M.


Hi Carlo, I love your photos, it shows me what is life in other islands and other countries...trully amazing for me. Best regards from me and thanks for visiting and welcoming me in my portfolio. Erwin.

Francesco Cifarelli , March 29, 2007; 06:02 A.M.


Bellissimi i colori, molto interessanti anche i BN... davvero un bel portfolio... Bravo!!

SONGWUT IN-EM , April 18, 2007; 12:20 P.M.

A great collection of images. I like your work very creative... best regards.

Juan Carlos Vindas , May 22, 2007; 10:24 P.M.


Thanks for rating one of my pictures! I enjoyed your pictures very much, great work! I am coming soon to see more, best wishes, jc

John Galyon , June 04, 2007; 01:18 A.M.

thank you for kindly rating one of my photographs and thereby making me aware of your very diverse, interesting, and inspiring portfolio! best regards, john

Rita Chiliberti , September 26, 2007; 01:52 P.M.

Complimenti Carlo

hai un portfolio eccezionale, sei un eccellente fotografo, io sono soltanto una principiante ma spero di riuscire in futuro ad arrivare a livelli cos젡lti. Le tue foto parlano!!!

Kenneth Fugate , December 04, 2007; 05:33 P.M.

Hello Friend!

Well here it is another year is passing away and we are coming into the holidays. I think time starts to go faster as we get older, it was just yesterday I wished my friends Happy Holidays and here it is again the end of a year. The holiday lights are starting to be put on some of the trees here in Dallas, we were out last night and some were lighting the trees. I wish for you all a holiday season with family and friends, after all is said and done all we have is each other.

I want all of you to know just what your comments and ratings on my work means to me, your words are my motivation, my drive to discover, to learn this art that we all love, thank you for taking time and thank you for caring about my works. At the same time thank you for letting us see your world, our lives are so much the same, we all care about our families and friends and we all share the same things, maybe someday our photos will help make for a lasting world peace. May you and your family be blessed this season.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shooting


Dennis Aubrey , February 06, 2008; 12:53 P.M.

Carlo, how many times have I been on your portfolio ...

... and I have not posted here? I'll redress that slight immediately. First of all, I was looking at your F&V folder of still life shots and realized that you distilled the series to that black and white shot with the pomegranate ... as classic an image as can be imagined. Then I went back and looked at your "simple" HDR interiors. You are a classicist, my friend. You see with the same eyes as Brunelleschi and Donatello. Balance. Harmony. And then I see from your landscapes that you probably live in Toscana. Maybe it is all in your blood, but it comes out through the eyes.

Aris Pasaribu , February 12, 2008; 03:39 A.M.

Great photo

You have great portrait , i stay in indonesia but i never go to Irian

Mika Keijonen , February 22, 2008; 11:04 A.M.

You have absolutely stunning portfolio! And thank you for looking at my picture. Best wishes! -Mika

Francisco Ribeiro do Vale , May 09, 2008; 06:17 P.M.

Hi Carlo

Thanks Carlo for your comments on one of my last posting. Your portifolio is wonderful. I enjoyed very much all your portraits, specially the B&W. Regards, Chico do Vale.

Massimo Lodato , September 11, 2008; 06:49 A.M.


Ritratti e paesaggi stupendi. Ma le altre non sono da meno.

Gran bel lavoro.



Shane Willis , September 13, 2008; 02:44 A.M.


Thanks for your comments and compliments. Now your own work,..... WOW!!!! Impressive. Your photos have a timeless National Geographic feel. Love it all. Many kudos to you and your work.


Jeanne Hauschild , November 14, 2008; 12:15 P.M.

Carlo, I'm back for another visit to your portfolio. Though drawn by the Rocco shots, I enjoy it all! You have quite an eye! Since my last visit we lost our one eared Cairn terrier, but have a new character, Henry, to keep us laughing! Check out his folder in my portfolio.

Ioan Alexandru Chiru , November 25, 2008; 04:03 P.M.

Hi !

You have a diversified portfolio with nice shots and great colours, congratulations ! Alex.

Denis Grzetic , November 30, 2008; 06:13 P.M.

amazing ...especially portraits...

Stéphane Lemieux , January 27, 2009; 08:17 P.M.

You have a very nice portfolio. Thanks for your recent picture comment :)

Sally Douglas , October 06, 2009; 10:50 A.M.


Hi Carlo... I have just had a look at each photo in your "Rocco" series... I absolutely love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!... Rocco is just adorable... Some of the captions you included caused me to nearly fall off my chair with laughter... My favorite is "Rocco running as fast as he can in the Tuscan summer weather to test my new camera focus tracking..." This is truly precious!!... My second favorite is Rocco pretending to be a lion... And Arctic Rocco is pretty fantastic too... Anyway, just wanted to stop by and say any man who loves his dog like you do is OK with me... I think this is an extremely well done portfolio, encompassing some beautiful photography and story telling... I feel I know Rocco through these shots... The humor you have added just makes it all the more enjoyable... And what a terrific model you have!!!... Keep them coming, I eagerly await more in the life and times of Rocco!!!... Best wishes... Sally...

Kathy Logan , October 19, 2009; 02:03 P.M.

Great portfolio, especially the portraits.

Carl Wakefield , March 30, 2010; 10:25 A.M.

I stumbled over you portfolio for the first time to day and must take my hat off. Great work a pleasure to view. Work that fills me with inspiration.

Bora Benic , April 05, 2010; 04:10 P.M.

Perfect portfolio.Congrats.Warm Regards.

Trisha Jean-Angela , May 28, 2011; 11:10 P.M.

Wonderful portfolio filled with beautiful images; very impressive body of work. Being an animal lover, it was the animals that brought me here. I will be back to watch your work. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Nicole Litalien , June 05, 2011; 11:40 P.M.

A true pleasure to have browsed through your portfolio Carlo. Your dog folder has some amazing photos indeed. Well done!

Jim Adams , May 26, 2014; 03:39 P.M.

One of the best portfolios by one of the best photographers on the Photo.net site. Truly beautiful work.

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