Each image presented in my collection has a reference code associated with it. For example: P01_001 is the first image on this page, and it is also the first photograph to be indexed in my cataloging system. This code identifies the photograph in my archive and can be used to reference it wherever it is published. This cataloging system ensure the authenticity, provenance and also the traceability of the image, providing a secure and transparent way for collectors, enthusiasts and sponsors.
Leonide Principe is a professional photographer, tree climber, and permaculture expert. Born in France in 1951 at the foot of Mont Blanc, he has spent a lifetime exploring the natural world. His nomadic nature has led him to sail and cross the Atlantic six times, three of which as a captain. So, during a crossing that crossed the mouth of the Amazon River, a stowaway hid on board, in the soul of the nomad, and demanded ancestral rights.
The MyAmazonNFTs project features 1,000 exclusive photographs, each transformed into a unique NFT, handpicked from a pool of over 100,000 images. These NFTs showcase the beauty and uniqueness of the Amazonian ecosystems, captured by an experienced nature photographer with 30 years of expeditions in the region. The project is currently being published and will be completed throughout 2023.
As a nature photographer, I offer a diverse range of subjects that include images of wildlife, flora, indigenous peoples, forest views, tree climbing, landscapes and waterscapes, jaguar monitoring, wild orchids, eco-literacy, and much more. These NFTs are perfect for collectors, nature enthusiasts, digital art enthusiasts, and even artist sponsors.
My website, leonideprincipe.photos, is also a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about the photographs and the Amazonian ecosystems. It features generous captions on each photograph, written by me, providing technical and scientific information, personal insights, and photography tips. Additionally, users can interact with me through the comments section and stay updated on new collections and other news by subscribing to my newsletter.
Amazonian Apes, unbored
Amazonian Unbored Apes is a collection of 21 photographs selected from the archive of nature photographer, Leonide Principe. Each of these photographs are non-fungible tokens (NFTs), meaning that each one is unique. The archive features 14 species of endemic monkeys of the Amazon, captured in photographs over the span of 30+ years by the artist.
Each NFT provides the scientific identification of the specie, as well as its common English and regional names, providing an educational component to the collection.
The image file is in PNG format, that preserves the transparency, providing a visual emphasis on the circular shape of the image and making it adaptable to any background. The display image is sized 1024px X 1024px X 72dpi, while the original high resolution artwork is 3000px X 3000px X 300dpi and will be provided to the buyer at the time of purchase. This is suitable for printing. The collection represents a mix of art and education, providing a unique and valuable experience to the collectors, enthusiasts and sponsors.
Postcards are signed by the photographer, are framed with a white border, and include the title of the postcard on the front. These details would serve to identify the artist and the image, add a touch of elegance and also provide information about the location or subject matter of the postcard.
Postcards is a series of 21 photographs selected from the archive of nature photographer, Leonide Principe. This collection of unique non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is reminiscent of the early 1990s, when printed paper reigned supreme and the fledgling Photographic Archive debuted by publishing postcards of the Amazonian region in cities such as Manaus, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and New York.
Being distributed in the main cities of entry for international tourism, these postcards reached all corners of the planet and were collected on a large scale in Brazil, showing the hidden magic of the region to a global audience. These postcards were a popular way to document a trip and share the landscapes and tourist attractions of a particular place with friends and family.
The NFTs in this series reflect the original postcards published in the 1990s, even in its graphic design, providing a nostalgic experience.
The display image is a JPG file, sized 1024px X 682px X 72dpi. The buyer will receive, at the time of purchase, the original high resolution artwork, sized 1772px X 1181px X 300dpi, suitable for printing. This high resolution file corresponds to the standard size of a printed postcard, preserving the authenticity and nostalgia of the collection. This will be an ideal collection for those who admire the beauty of the Amazonian region, appreciate photography and also enjoy collecting postcards.
The Jaguar, my Neighbor
The Amazon rainforest is home to several species of big cats, including the jaguar locally known as the iauaretê, onça-pintada e onça-preta (Panthera onca), the puma ou cougar also known as suçuarana, onça-parda ou onça-vermelha (Puma concolor) and the ocelot also known as the gato-maracajá (Leopardus pardalis).
The layout of this collection respects the camera capture file as it is. Some images are extracted from a video. Technical information is included in the file’s metadata.
Living in the Amazon rainforest, the presence of jaguars can be a constant threat. At first, I was unaware of the danger they posed and would walk through the forest with a sense of innocence and wonder. I was captivated by the stunning plant forms and insects I encountered, and was completely immersed in my work as a photographer. But as I began to monitor my surroundings more closely, with camera-trap, I realized the regularity of jaguars in my vicinity. This newfound knowledge shattered my innocence and I began to carry a stick for protection, constantly wary of the potential threat.
I struggled with the loss of innocence. I struggled with the question of how to enter the forest with original serenity, in peace, and how to master my energy matrix. This challenge became my main task and continues to be a question that I explore today, not only in the forest, but also in the world at large. We live in a troubled and decadent world where values are falling apart and certainties are scarce. But I believe that true balance and fairness can only be found within, in the depths of our being, and in the way we treat all beings that inhabit the planet, including jaguars.
The display image is a JPG file, sized 1024px X 682px X 72dpi. The buyer will receive, at the time of purchase, the high resolution artwork, sized 1772px X 1181px X 300dpi, suitable for printing.
The layout of this collection respect the camera trap file as is.
The orchids featured in this collection were gathered as part of a 1997 project called “A Journey in the Treetops.” The project involved several expeditions over the course of a year, during which a photographer, a biologist, and a support team ventured deep into the forest to search for flowered species of orchids. Tree climbing techniques were employed to access the orchids in their natural habitat. This epic undertaking resulted in multiple exhibitions and extensive coverage in the Brazilian press, as well as a documentary featured on CNN.
The display image is a JPG file, sized 1024px X 682px X 72dpi. The buyer will receive, at the time of purchase, the original high resolution artwork, sized 4096px X 2730px X 300dpi and suitable for printing. The hires file corresponds to the size of a printed postcard.
The layout of this collection respect the file as is.
The tree climbing is an activity that combines adventure, challenge, and connection with nature. The tree is the master that guides and teaches patience, is a living and imposing sculpture that offers itself to the personal challenge of the climber.
The technique of tree climbing involves the use of a slingshot to launch a nylon line and position the climbing rope on the desired branch. Before starting the climb, the climber carefully checks the equipment and system, as well as explores the area and evaluates any residents and the geographical configuration. The choice of the tree is guided by factors such as beauty, location, and view, but it must also meet safety standards.
The climb is slow and careful, it requires attention, concentration, and the use of safety equipment. The climber must always be alert and prepared to deal with unexpected situations. The view from the top is breathtaking and the arrival is triumphant.
Tree climbing is an activity that requires skill, physical and mental preparation, as well as appropriate safety equipment. Tree climbing can also cause environmental impact, so it is important to take precautions to minimize these effects and be respectful to nature.
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