TESTIMONIALS

Franh T

GERMANY

“Very beautiful photographs unlike anything I have ever seen; spectacular lighting and color as well.”

“Thank you for displaying such wonderful photography. It was an absolute pleasure of being amongst the worth of such talent.” “My hats off to you. Your photos are breathtaking!”

Aurelien Massiot

FRANCE

“I think your photos are amazing and awe-inspiring! God bless. Take care and be safe.

Abigail B

UNITED KINGDOM

“I love these photos, they are almost three dimensional and almost surreal.”

Gab

CANADA 

“For many months I've had in my office a MALTESTE photograph that never ceases to amaze me. This work of art is a fine art photo of a male lion taken at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. I can't count the number of times people have stopped to admire this piece of art and then inquire about who did it. The Plexiglas finish is truly impressive, the colors, contrasts and resolution are quite simply staggering. MALTESTE is an artist who deeply loves his art and who manages to merge artistic talent with an impressive technological capability. Dear MALTESTE, I wish you all the success you deserve, and hope you continue to produce artworks of such originality that it never ceases to embellish our lives.”

Serge M

CANADA

“We are in awe of such beauty captured. 
Your professionalism and attention to detail impresses us” 

Céline & Jean-Marie Bérubé

CANADA

“It is said that when one door closes, a window opens. How beautiful the window to your gallery” 

Caroline Desbioles

CANADA

“I want to express how much I LOVE the work of Malteste. I now own four pieces of his work and expect every time I come to Montreal I will buy another. You will not be sorry you invested in his work. Take it in and enjoy.”

Jim Tranmer

USA

“I want to express how much I LOVE the work of Malteste. I now own four pieces of his work and expect every time I come to Montreal I will buy another. You will not be sorry you invested in his work. Take it in and enjoy.”

Jim Tranmer

USA

“His memorable art communicates. Malteste captures unrepeatable natural art in motion and conveys nature's organic presence. His work frames primal emotions in tactile beauty. We voted him as the best photographer in the international New York Art Expo. He is an extremely talented artist and philanthropic gentleman.

Manhattan Art Auction, NY”

USA

“It was a unique pleasure to meet you and see the work you do. It is indeed a true reflection of who you are.”

Imran Ul Itag

INDIA

“It has a splendid way of taking nature to a different level: life and colors.”

“Mr MALTESTE, I'm hugely affected your work! You have a rare talent; continue to make us vibrate... Thank you very much for your generosity. Your work allows me to see my life with different eyes.”

Didier Arcamone

CANADA

“I was always interested and amazed with the style and method of Malteste. He travels far to find rare moment in Nature. He waits patiently to obtain the optimum conditions before triggering his shutter and capture that breathtaking expression of the wild. The result is etched as a rare and eternal event. Only such a Master Artist can produce such extraordinary quality of Visual Art.”

Jean Akel

CANADA

Your work is stunning; I’m in total awe…

“Malteste’s attention to the intricacies of detail is undeniable. Inspired by Albert Bierstadt, Vincent Van Gogh and the 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer, Malteste’s work is an ode to the delicacy, colors and details of nature”

Rubber Stamp Work & Artistry in Progress

“Guided by a solid training background in the arts, Malteste’s transfer onto his prestigious photographs his love and passion for light, composition and color. The fruit of an artistic approach spanning over thirty years, His artworks reveals a true parcels of infinite imprints of lights and emotions.”

“Wonderfully inspiring imagery! These are deeply contemplative, otherworldly expressions of our beautiful planet and some of the creatures we share it with. I feel as if I have been transported to another place and time. The use of light to highlight the subjects is amazing.” 

“Malteste follows the maxim in search of the sublime, and I for one believe that he may have found it. Immortalizing the fleeting, ephemeral beauty of nature, his pictures are simply breathtaking. Looking at The Chief, a close-up of a lion, it seems like you can reach out and touch it's rough mane. The detail is so incredible, you can feel, smell and hear with your eyes. That is Malteste's gift.”

“This collection of photographs is presented by a truly gifted fine art photographer known as MALTESTE. A range of subjects is covered by the sampling of his work in this post including epic and breathtaking landscapes, as well as introspective looks into the character of certain animals he has encountered during his adventures.”

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever...It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. When I look at your photos, I feel the true essence of feeling, touching, seeing and loving. 
That's the finest art I have ever seen.”

Albert

USA 

“MALTESTE captures a passion unlike any other artist I’ve seen. He has a connection with Nature and she wants to show him just how breathtaking she can be. Through MALTESTE'S eyes, we can see the beauty & brilliance of this world where we would otherwise be blind. His use of texture, colors and light is masterful. It’s as if every photo taken has a soul.”

Zora

CANADA

“Prestigious and real. An amazing array of colors! Best pictures I have ever seen.”

Franh T

GERMANY

“I've never seen such beautiful pictures, it looks like I was there and it’s so realistic. I am convinced that you have reached "the sublime". 
Bravo and do not deprive us of these wonders.”

Chung-Hee Wonju

SOUTH KOREA

“Amazing and powerful images. The photographer demonstrates an eye that penetrates beyond the superficial realm of reality and transports us to hidden truths and beauty. Bravo Malteste! “

George Burden

CANADA

“Thank you for your photography, thank you for your message that I have just read in the magazine Vivre. I am blessed to know you. I wish you a wonderful life filled with light and harmony”

Celine B

CANADA

“The images are absolutely stunning. The use of light to highlight the subjects is amazing.”                                                                                   

Vivian Pura

CANADA

“My first word to describe these photos was “stunning” but I see that almost everyone else said the same thing! Hmmm… Beautiful, glorious, awe-inspiring… Magnificent! Yes, magnificent. What a fabulous article – thanks, Life as a Human, for sharing this with the world.”                                             

Ben Coles

CANADA

“Absolutely amazing! Congratulations for your work, you bring us closer to the sublime. Thank you!”

Marika

CANADA

Rubber Stamp Work & Artistry in Progress

“Impressed. The images are absolutely stunning, and the artist himself very easygoing and completely down to earth, what a gentleman. I have a very cute little story to tell about my encounter with Malteste. This was the first time I randomly walked by an art gallery and ended up walking out with a wonderful acquisition. Malteste created something beyond special and I am a proud owner of the Angel he photographed in a slot Canyons. The photograph is something beyond real and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate. I am lucky! Thank you Malteste!”

Millie

USA (Brooklyn)

“I can only echo what has been said many times already … stunning, gracious gifts of beauty. Love the use of lighting and artistry of the works.”   

Steve Duck

CANADA

“During a 1 year period I was able to immerse myself in these beautiful landscape of Le Bic that I miss so much. With your eyes, your camera lenses & also your images, when I see these landscapes where I got married, you allow me to relive those emotions again.”

Jean-Claude

CANADA

“What an amazing eye and talent that you posses.”

Tanya Payette

USA

“Science makes life explainable, mathematics make life measurable, technology makes life easier, the law makes life accountable and social structure makes life functional; but only the arts in all their forms make life worth living. As an engineer with no artistic talent whatsoever I thank God for the artists.”                   

Ian shipclark

CANADA

“Wow! These are incredibly powerful images. Each one is a work of art!”

Petra

CANADA

“My husband & I visited your gallery and absolutely fell in love with your beautiful creations! You are beyond talented. Thank you for sharing your beauty!”

Laura

USA

“Wonderfully inspiring imagery! These are deeply contemplative, otherworldly expressions of our beautiful planet and some of the creatures we share it with. I feel as if I have been transported to another place and time.”                              

Patricia Sims

CANADA

“SPECTACULAR! Some of the most amazing photography I have ever seen.”

Melinda

USA

“Your expressionist landscapes allow me to see a profound reality, which usually, wouldn't necessarily grab my attention. But here, each image stops me in my tracks as if the landscape is calling out to me. I feel alone and isolated in these surrounding; its windy, I feel cold, the landscape speaks to me. It shocks me. I like that it doesn't immediately make me identify the location, its more the emotion that counts, and that distinguishes it from photos in National Geographic. You convey this style perfectly. The extreme perspective makes me dizzy; I enter into a vast, mysterious, untamed world. Bravo!”

François Robillard

CANADA

“Awesome, Bravo”

Heidi

FRANCE

“What a stunning body of work!! I love the expressions shared here of landscapes and animals in the wild, each piece can easily stand on it’s own as a masterpiece. The collection when taken in as a whole is truly astounding. Great stuff!!!”                                            

Scott Johnson

CANADA

“Thank you for the pleasure of the eyes and the caress to the soul.”

Nilsson

SWEDEN

“Stunning, captivating and very inspirational. Absolutely stunning, moving and exciting. Beautiful! This art makes us feel so calm! We are in awe of your fabulous photographs and the way you have them displayed. Bravo! Very well done indeed...”

Rubber Stamp Work & Artistry in Progress

Janice Butcher

CANADA

“Photographic images are generally contained by the bound by what the artist sees through the lens. You add imagination to that reality and tell a powerful story with your images. Great stuff.”

David Knapp-Fisher

CANADA

“Amazing photography and art, Thank you.”

Michael Lebowitz

CANADA

“WOW! I am speechless! Congratulation, I wish you lots of success”

Angelica Cantada

CANADA

“Incredible colors Malteste! The way you’ve done it adds a unique dimension to some very dramatic photos to begin with (taken in some dramatic parts of the world, a couple of which I am familiar with). This interpretation is powerful. Thanks for making these great pictures available!”

Eric Anderson

CANADA

“You have good eyes, you have good guides.”

Kristen G

AUSTRIA 

“Amazing colors, texture and originality. A talent that speaks of the passion for beauty in a medium that is unique. Thanks for sharing your talent.”

Michael Leybowitz

USA

“I was passing by on Dec 21 and saw some of the photos in the gallery throughout the window... I instantly fell in Love with what I saw. I went by thinking about all what I saw and came back the next day to buy photographs from the Quebec region. Absolutely breathtaking work and a MUST see for all art lovers. Bravo!”

“Wonderful images created by a keen eye for beauty!”

Maher Hanna

USA (Boca Raton)

Jeannie Thomas 

CANADA

“Its that moment between an inhale and an exhale; like the earth holds her breath for you to capture her in a moment of suspended divinity. Your work is quite extraordinary.”

Marika M

SWITZERLAND

“Quite extraordinary and exceptional. I am without words in view of such beautiful pictures. Magnificent, genuine work of art”

Savannah Brown

CANADA

“Very beautiful photographs unlike anything I have ever seen; spectacular lighting and color as well.”

Rubber Stamp Work & Artistry in Progress

“I want to express how much I LOVE the work of Malteste. I now own four pieces of his work and expect every time I come to Montreal I will buy another. You will not be sorry you invested in his work. Take it in and enjoy.”

Jim Tranmer

USA

“Thank you for displaying such wonderful photography. It was an absolute pleasure of being amongst the worth of such talent.” “My hats off to you. Your photos are breathtaking!”

Aurelien Massiot

FRANCE

“I think your photos are amazing and awe-inspiring! God bless. Take care and be safe.

Abigail B

UNITED KINGDOM

“I love these photos, they are almost three dimensional and almost surreal.”

Gab

CANADA 

“For many months I've had in my office a MALTESTE photograph that never ceases to amaze me. This work of art is a fine art photo of a male lion taken at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. I can't count the number of times people have stopped to admire this piece of art and then inquire about who did it. The Plexiglas finish is truly impressive, the colors, contrasts and resolution are quite simply staggering. MALTESTE is an artist who deeply loves his art and who manages to merge artistic talent with an impressive technological capability. Dear MALTESTE, I wish you all the success you deserve, and hope you continue to produce artworks of such originality that it never ceases to embellish our lives.”

Serge M

CANADA

“We are in awe of such beauty captured. 
Your professionalism and attention to detail impresses us” 

Céline & Jean-Marie Bérubé

CANADA

“His memorable art communicates. Malteste captures unrepeatable natural art in motion and conveys nature's organic presence. His work frames primal emotions in tactile beauty. We voted him as the best photographer in the international New York Art Expo. He is an extremely talented artist and philanthropic gentleman.

Manhattan Art Auction, NY”

USA

“It is said that when one door closes, a window opens. How beautiful the window to your gallery” 

Caroline Desbioles

CANADA

“I want to express how much I LOVE the work of Malteste. I now own four pieces of his work and expect every time I come to Montreal I will buy another. You will not be sorry you invested in his work. Take it in and enjoy.”

Jim Tranmer

USA

As Well Understood By Our Customers:

Nature & The Impact

On Our  Wellbeing

 

Nature heals

Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. It may even reduce mortality, according to scientists such as public health researchers Stamatakis and Mitchell.

Research done in hospitals, offices, and schools has found that even a simple plant in a room can have a significant impact on stress and anxiety.
 

Nature soothes

In addition, nature helps us cope with pain. Because we are genetically programmed to find trees, plants, water, and other nature elements engrossing, we are absorbed by nature scenes and distracted from our pain and discomfort.

This is nicely demonstrated in a now classic study of patients who underwent gallbladder surgery; half had a view of trees and half had a view of a wall. According to the physician who conducted the study, Robert Urich, the patients with the view of trees tolerate pain better, appeared to nurses to have fewer negative effects, and spent less time in a hospital. More recent studies have shown similar results with scenes from nature and plants in hospital rooms. 
 

Nature restores

One of the most intriguing areas of current research is the impact of nature on general wellbeing. In one study in Mind, 95% of those interviewed said their mood improved after spending time outside, changing from depressed, stressed, and anxious to more calm and balanced. Other studies by Ulrich, Kim, and Cervinka show that time in nature or scenes of nature are associated with a positive mood and psychological well being, meaningfulness, and vitality.

Furthermore, time in nature or viewing nature scenes increases our ability to pay attention. Because humans find nature inherently interesting, we can naturally focus on what we are experiencing out in nature. This also provides a respite for our overactive minds, refreshing us for new tasks.

In another interesting area, Andrea Taylor’s research on children with ADHD shows that time spent in nature increases their attention span later. 
 

Nature connects

According to a series of field studies conducted by Kuo and Coley at the Human-Environment Research Lab, time spent in nature connects us to each other and the larger world. Another study at the University of Illinois suggests that residents in Chicago public housing who had trees and green space around their building reported knowing more people, having stronger feelings of unity with neighbors, being more concerned with helping and supporting each other and having stronger feelings of belonging than tenants in buildings without trees. In addition to this greater sense of community, they had a reduced risk of street crime, lower levels of violence and aggression between domestic partners, and a better capacity to cope with life’s demands, especially the stresses of living in poverty.

This experience of connection may be explained by studies that used fMRI to measure brain activity.  When participants viewed nature scenes, the parts of the brain associated with empathy and love lit up, but when they viewed urban scenes, the parts of the brain associated with fear and anxiety were activated. It appears as though nature inspires feelings that connect us to each other and our environment.

Too much screen time is deadly

“Nature deprivation,” a lack of time in the natural world, largely due to hours spent in front of TV or computer screens, has been associated, unsurprisingly, with depression. More unexpected are studies by Weinstein and others that associate screen time with loss of empathy and lack of altruism. 

And the risks are even higher than depression and isolation. In a 2011 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, time in front of a screen was associated with a higher risk of death, and that was independent of physical activity! 

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Author: Louise Delagran, MA, MEd 

Reviewed by: Jean Larson, PhD, CTRS, HTR & Mary Jo Kreitzer, RN, PhD