Interview: Photographer Ciro Antinozzi (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am a professional photographer, I work a lot in still life and industrial photography. I like fashion photography and sometimes some fashion houses call me for jobs. I have exhibited my photos in Italy and in the United States. I like to photograph women and try to achieve aesthetic beauty by connecting it to gestural.
How and when did you get into photography?
When I was studying geology they gave me a camera and when I went out for surveys I photographed practically everything I liked. Then I started photographing for work.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is a means of sharing ideas you have in mind
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
My photographic style is linked to the subject to be photographed, when I photograph a model there are moments in which we have the same soul.
Where do you get inspiration from?
If I do glamor I think of Helmut Newton, for the portrait I think of Irving Penn, for the environments I think of painters like Jack Vettriano or Edward Hopper.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Yes, I think first of how to create the right atmosphere, sometimes I make a sketch. Then I look for the poses for the model to take. However many photos also come at the moment because during the shooting sometimes you get a new idea.
Studio, on location or both?
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Professional paid for still life and commercial photography. Creative for fashion and portrait.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
A photo shoot done years ago in New York where the Ford Agency model cost $ 1,000 an hour and we spent an hour in a taxi .
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Nikon. I don't know who is better between the two brands, but things that are too technical bore me. If they give me a Rolleiflex I shoot the same. As a lens I prefer the Nikkor 85mm 1.4 for people. The 24-70 2.8 ED N also does its job well.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
A new photographer should be original, creative and also have an analog experience.
What do you think of our new magazine?
The magazine is very interesting, new, brilliant.
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