Victor Giordano was born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1953. He bought his first camera, a medium format yashica, when he was just14 years old. By the age of 20, he opened a camera store to help support his mother and three siblings after the untimely death of his father. During these early years, his knowledge of photography was the product of self teaching and photographic workshops. It wasn’t until 1982 that he was able to fully pursue his passion behind the camera, when he sold his business and put himself through college.
The Rochester Institute of Technology is known as one of the best photography schools in the world, and it was at R.I.T. that Victor received a bachelor of fine art in photography. His formal training provided him with a superior skill set and a technical knowledge of photography that is rarely taught today in other institutions. However, he credits some of the greatest photographers in history for his artistic knowledge and inspiration. Throughout the years prior to his formal education, he was able to study with Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, Cole Weston, Morley Baer, Joyce Tenneson, Al Weber and Minor White, just to name a few.
Victor moved to the island of Kauai in 1998 and has spent the last eight years compiling an extraordinary body of work that includes both grand and intimate landscapes, seascapes, natural abstracts and botanicals. He looks beyond the post card to capture the natural beauty of Hawaii using the purest medium.
Inspired by the greatest landscape photographers of all time, Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, Victor has taken a traditional approach to the art of photography. Working with medium format cameras and black and white film, he strives to portray the emotion in every scene. He is also adept in the digital medium, but does not subscribe to the use of digital manipulation in his art.
For the last two decades victor has been sought after by a vast array of clients for his unique photographic vision and technique. With a broad range of expertise, he works on location in the United States and abroad, and has been featured in a number of books and magazines. During his time in Hawaii, he has been called upon by the Kauai Film Commission to share the island’s magic with the film industry. He has also been commissioned by several private individuals, as well as Wilcox hospital, for his landscape photography. Today, Victor continues to share his wealth of photographic knowledge with hundreds of students. His hands on photography workshops have been featured in Outdoor Photographer Magazine and have been well received by groups and individuals alike.