Interview: Photographer Daniele Trasatti (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I’m a family man, with a few hobbies.
How and when did you get intophotography?
I got into photography about 5 years ago, I had to suddenly stop practicing Martial Arts and I decided to dedicate all my spare time to photography, which I had been curious about for a long time, and to sailing , which I already practiced since I was a young boy. What does photography mean to you?
Express myself, create.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I’m just a student, learning the basics of photography, I have not yet identified a precise style, I am interested in various genres, mostly fashion and portrait .I tend to go to the extreme: very contrasting black and white or very vivid colors.
Where do you get inspiration from?
A long list, I really admire the Italian photographer Francesco Francia who is also one of my teachers.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Yes, for me it is very important to design the set in advance together with my team : thinking about it in the evening and in the morning ,in the previous days, is one of the things I like the most. As for travel it is not only important the goal but the path one takes to reach it.
Studio, on location or both? Both.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
What has been your most memorable session and why?
The session with flowers with the model Syria Teramani (in the photo). We didn't know each other before, but right from the start we found ourselves in perfect agreement on the whole design of the set, to which she contributed a lot. We went to choose the flowers together, we decided on the accessories, colors, etc ...all togheter . In addittion the MUA , Antonella Venditti was able to grasp our intentions on the fly and helped us a lot, as well as in the make-up, also in the realization of the set which was rather complicated.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I am not interested in this type of debate, I use Nikon with nikkor 70-200, 85, 50, 35, 24-70.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start
their own business?
The same advice I would give to myself. Studying and reading a lot, not only photography but also painting, sculpture, dance etc. Invest in training more than in equipment. Do not go hunting to much for "likes" on the social media, rather have the courage to experiment to learn from one's mistakes and to be able to stand out from the crowd
Do not underestimate post production, which is not only a way to improve the photos already taken but it is also a way to understand how to better take the next photographs. Without prejudice to the fact that you have to be able to do the photograph well right from the shot and not think about relying on postproduction to solve the mistakes made during the shooting phase.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I heard about it for the first time a while ago when a photographer proudly told me that some of his photos had been published in your magazine. It is a good way to make yourself known and the publications are interesting.
Model: Syria Teramani
Mua : Antonella Venditti
Model: Nikol Szövérfi
Model : Angela Soccol
MUA : Loredana Fazi
Model : Gilia Corsini (Giulia Heartilly)
MUA: Alessandro Lauri, Lucia di Leo (Smokey Make Up)
Model: Nika Monaco
Model: Silvia Rocha
MUA : Alessandro Lauri (Smokey Make Up)
Model Filippo Belletti : Attore
Model : Veronica Gallo (Veronica Candy Candy)
Model: Ginevra Morganti
Model : Natalia Florea
Model : Andreea Lunca
Model : Manuel D’amario - Attore