Description Ramesses II is the most famous of the Pharaohs, and there is no doubt that he intended this to be so. He constructed many large monuments, covering the land from the Delta to Nubia with buildings in a way no king before him had done, including the archeological complex of Abu Simbel, and the Mortuary temple known as the Ramesseum.In astronomical terms, he is the Jupiter of the Pharaonic system, and for once the superlative is appropriate, since the giant planet shines brilliantly at a distance, but on close inspection turns out to be a ball of gas. Ramesses II, or at least the version of him which he chose to feature in his inscriptions, is the hieroglyphic equivalent of hot air.He gained also a multimedia afterlife: his mummy is flown from Cairo to Paris to be exhibited and re-autopsied.Yul Brynner captured the essence of his personality in the 1956 film 'The Ten Commandments', and in popular imagination Ramesses II has become the Pharaoh of the Exodus. The history behind this is much debated, but it is safe to say that the character of Ramesses fits the picture of the overweening ruler who refuses 'divine demands'.
Roberto Bertero, Rivoli (Torino) Member Since September 2010 Artist Statement I am a professional musician, seriously interested in photography since 2007.
I love exploring the Alps. The resulting pictures are just the top of an "iceberg" that symbolizes a personal path of continuous and deep research about the ancient mysteries of this world and the universe. Sometimes I think that photography is just a personal excuse to return in certain places, look for new ones... and so continue the "endless journey".
I am conscious concerning the difficulties to render, respectfully, in a single image, all the magnificence I see, on place, with my own eyes.... That's why I am devoting a profound sense of discipline and responsibility in this activity, as a due tribute to the wonderful places I am visiting and also because I can't stand the idea of wasted beauty. Sometimes I am successful in my efforts, other times less... In any case I feel as interacting with impermanence, somehow "freezing in time" landscapes that will never appear the same again, in a constant immense flux of no fixed nature.
Some achievements, publications: - Meridiani Montagne - Éditions David - Ev Magazine - Earth Shots - Global Footprint Network - Photo of the Day on National Geographic - 1x.com yearbook "Beyond"