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Interview: Photographer: Marco Bracchi (Italy)

Can you tell us a little about you?

I am Marco Bracchi, computer engineer always passionate about visual and graphic. Years of rigorous and framed work led me to the need to have an artistic outburst where I can take refuge. Photography for me more than a passion, is a way to get out of the daily world.


How and when did you get into photography?

I started shooting in 2014 when I first used a camera. I immediately fell in love with the result even just using the automatic mode. From that time, I started taking courses and attending seminars to build my own style.

What does photography mean to you?

Photography for me is an outburst, a way to get out of the monotony of daily life. With my photography I try to tell what I have inside. Combining this with the interpretation of the subject I try to arrive at a result that tells both.


Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

My style is always evolving, it bores me to stop too much on a certain type of photography. Definitely a staple is Fine Art, Fantasy and pictorial photography. Lately I've been working on more conceptual shootings and a more cinematic style.


Where do you get inspiration from?

My inspirations are the most disparate. This can be seen from the variety of my works over the years. Let's say that generally I look for something that strikes me in the subject I choose and I try to enhance it on the set. Then the shadows ... so many shadows, in my photography I try to give the shadows the same attention I give to the lights, in fact they are the ones who tell the most intimate part of a subject.

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

I don't have a precise method and it is "vicious and Virtues" of my way of working, often the idea is only hinted at or not even there. I like to be carried away by the moment also based on the ideas of the subject in front of me and see how it responds to mine. Precisely because I don't want to harness it in my own idea, I really like it when the inspiration of those in front of me takes over and gives me something. I believe that in this, photography and painting, they are profoundly different and the thing I like most is seeing the subject express themselves and being able to capture them when I see something of their own and intimate.


Studio, on location or both?

After a whole year spent at home I much prefer to shoot on location. Outdoors possibly..


Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I am definitely a hobbyist, my job is another and it has nothing to do with photography. I'm not sure I want to be a photographer as a job, I like it too much as a hobby and I wouldn't want to spoil it with the problems of any kind of job.


What has been your most memorable session and why?

One session I loved is the one with the vintage style clown couple. They were so close that the shots really tell how they are in reality and in fiction.


Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I use a Nikon camera but I think it's not important. The important thing is always the ideas you have in your head. I prefer to shoot with short lenses, I usually shoot with a 35mm.

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

Honestly, I don't know because I didn't take this step. Surely what I can recommend is a good course and always stay up to date. I believe that there is nothing worse than photographers who criticize innovations without ever having studied them.


What do you think of our new magazine?

It was a pleasant discovery. I didn't know it but I will certainly follow It with interest and the non-profit idea behind is fantastic.


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