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Franco Salmoiraghi

Torso with Hand

Franco Salmoiraghi was born in 1942 in Herrin, Illinois into an Italian immigrant family.
He currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Known for:
Elegantly composed landscape, nude and botanical photographs. Much of his work centers around the Hawaiian Islands.

Most Popular Images:
Torso with Hand; Cloud Visiting the Valley; Night Blooming Cereus

Did you know ... ?
A Gallery for Fine Photography exhibits Salmoiraghi's fine art photographs, but he is primarily known for his documentary work about the travel, culture and social issues of Hawaii.

"The facts of heredity and geography have affected my vision with a sense of mystery which touched me through my childhood experiences in the Italian/Catholic community where I grew up. This feeling of living in a mysterious world is the main theme of much of my black and white photography."

General Format:
His Silver Gelatin photographs are in sizes 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 16" x 20" and 20" x 24".

How many photographs exist?
Salmoiraghi prints in small, unnumbered editions. 5 - 10 exist for most images. About 100 photographs exist of Torso with Hand in all sizes.

$650 - $2,000.

How are the photographs printed and signed?
Photographs are signed au recto in ink with copyright stamp au verso.

Technical Information:
Salmoiraghi uses both 35mm and 2 1/4 cameras.

Some vintage photographs are available.


Books(order yours now!):
Eros - hardback, out of print, $125.

Price History:
1975: $100.
1985: $100. - $250.
1995: $550. - $700.
2000: $650. - $1,500.

A Gallery has a great selection of photographs by Franco Salmoiraghi.

Authenticity is guaranteed. Prices and availability are subject to change without prior notice.


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