Interview: Photographer Antonino Ingrande (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Antonino but they call me Ninni, I live in Sicily in a small provincial town. I work as a freelancer and I am passionate about photography, especially Portrait.
How and when did you get into photography?
I got into photography at the age of 18 by seeing a professional photographer in my city Who managed to pass on to me the “ virus “ of the art of photography, giving me my fist experience in the darkroom for developing black and white photos.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography for me is my anti stress where all problems of daily life and work are forgotten.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Of photography, I like all its different forms of expression but the one I prefer most is the Portrait, in particular, whether taken in the studio or set as I believe it can enhance the female beauty by capturing its retrospective side in some cases.
Where do you get inspiration from?
Certainly from the great masters of photography such Avedon Newton Hamilton Scianna and other world photography greats who are the inspirers and who bring the art of photography to the top, but my inspiration are from the great painters of the past.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Yes, especially in set portraiture it is often the case that one imagines the scene before the shot, relying also on the collaboration of the models.
Studio, on location or both?
As I am not a professional photographer, for studio shoots I use my premises where I practise my profession as a photographic studio, while for outdoor shoots I look for the most beautiful and characteristic plases in my surroundings.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
This is just a hobby and I intend to keep it that way, so I can be free to express my Photography without constraints.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
There is not one in particular I think every photo session leaves something positive.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I shoot with a Nikon Z6 with 40mm 50mm 85mm lenses.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
I am only a hobbyist photographer but I can recommend good photography and post production courses with good professionals.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I have looked carefully at your publications and find it to be among the best photo magazines I have seen with a very high level of quality.
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