Interview: Photographer Capasso Thomas (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you? I am the son of a photographer, and my father was too. Also considering my two children, there are a total of four generations of photographers in my family. Thanks to the passion that was transmitted to me by my father, I started shooting as a child. I was about 8 when my father made me use my first camera, a Canon FTB, and at the time I mostly portrayed landscapes, a rite of passage for almost all photographers. Over time I became passionate about portraiture in which I subsequently specialized. I studied and researched new techniques through textbooks and the supervision of my father and at fifteen I had my first great satisfaction: I participated in a photo contest and won it. Subsequently, I won many other competitions and at 35 I opened my own photographic studio. Today I teach photography at all levels and I also organize various workshops. Over time I have become more and more passionate about portraits and I have found my style, which can be defined as Caravaggesque. For me, light is a great source of inspiration and I like to play with blades of light and chiaroscuro. In fact, I hold specialization courses on portraits and the use of lights and I have also written a book, entitled Fragments of light. In addition, thanks to my continuous studies, I have received many other satisfactions: my photographs have been published in various foreign editorials and I have had the honor of exhibiting my shots in various photographic exhibitions.
How and when did you get into photography? Involuntarly i answered this question in the previous question.
What does photography mean to you? Communication, emotion....
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Caravaggesco, here is my style..
Where do you get inspiration from? From what my eyes see every day in every occasion
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Or yes absolutely.. Before taking the picture has alredy been created in my mind, the macchian a tool to capture what i have at that moment in my head.
Studio, on location or both?
Both but i prefer the studio.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Well i have been part of the proffecional circle for so many years, since I opened my studio an I dedicate my body and body to this work.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
The realization of my photographic book/poems published in 2019 "Fragmenti Di Luce" A book that feel mine and enhances my way of seeing photography.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon forever, 85MM 1.2F
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
To use a tool you must first of all know it. Also, what I try to teach my students is that a photograph must convey emotions and tell a story, it cannot be apathetic. I always tell my students: “Spend five extra minutes adjusting the camera and try to get a nice picture. Postproduction should only be the icing on the cake ”.
What do you think of our new magazine?
Super, like any magazine that want to know this fantastic art called photography.
Is there anything else you would like to add? Yes about the cover girl, Michela Triulzi. Me and Michela are a team working together with great success for several years.
Here are some numbers of of our successes: 36 international editorials, 9 covers, Italian representative of Essesteel jewels, Italian representative of the designer Luci Caprì, Italian representative of the clizia ornato collection, top model of the stylist Michela venturi. These are just some of the successes of the Thomas / Michela team in just the last 2 years. INSTAGRAM: @THOMASCAPASSOPH