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Interview: Photographer De Icco Antonio (Italy)

Can you tell us a little about you?

My name is Antonio De Icco and I am an amateur photographer .... I love artistic portraits ... in the portrait I look for the intense gaze ... the one that arouses emotion ... that you would spend hours watching .... I use a lot of talking during a shooting ... because the gaze changes depending on what I'm telling ... this together with an almost unusual sought-after pose. I have points of reference but they are not known to the mass ... both Russians. Maybe it's the style they have in common .. but that's what I'm looking for in my works.

How and when did you get into photography? A few years ago while I was walking along the seafront I noticed a poster. Photography course .... registration open ... I didn't think twice about registering. Yes, because in the meantime already on social media I was amazed by certain portraits of photographers ... I too wanted to get to compose those masterpieces.

What does photography mean to you?

For me photography is the highest expression of ART, as a painting can be ... a symphonic composition ... a sculpture ... but with an extra gear. An image is a fragment of time ... a frame frozen in time .... with the right composition and expression ... it always manages to arouse the same emotions.

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

I don't think I still have my own photographic style ... because I'm still looking for the right photograph to tell you ...

Where do you get inspiration from? Very often I take from life, ideas from social networks, sometimes I associate the somatic features of a face, similarities, to bring out something original.

Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?

Yes ... I, in fact, some notes on the shots, I already imagine poses and expressions ... sometimes I can sometimes not and I have to try again. *

Studio, on location or both?

In the cold seasons I shoot in my small studio .... spring and summer I only do outdoor, this choice is for the fantastic light .. I live near the sea and this makes it easier for me.

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I still consider myself a hobbyist .... I still have a lot to learn.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

I recently shot a theater actor ... where he personified certain types of emotions ... anger, anguish, happiness ... I think this is the most memorable.

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I use Canon is my favorite lens is Canon 85 1.8 at maximum aperture is truly magical.

What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?

Aadvice that I could give to a photographer and to be original to wander with the imagination in any service is requested ... still life, ceremonies, portraits ...

What do you think of our new magazine?

I think this magazine is one of the few to promote both the great professional and the new talented ...

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