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Interview: Photographer Marco Cavaretta (Italy)

How and when did you get into photography?

I discovered photography when I was about 20 when I was given a Minolta X300 with a 50 md lens, shooting many rolls to print on self-criticism, finding people to photograph among various friends, perfecting my way of shooting with times and apertures moving on to professional and digital models, perfecting my way of photographing.

What does photography mean to you?

it is like a canvas in which the painter begins to make a pencil sketch and what the photographer does before the shot.

After the sketch, the painter colors his painting and that is the moment of the shot in which the photographer finishes his masterpiece giving the photo its colors and shade.s

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

My style is varied I like to mix the various genres from portraiture to nude passing from black and white to colors trying to create non-trivial but impactful images.

I always try to make the viewer of my images use their imagination to interpret the photo.

Where do you get inspiration from?

Like many photographers, certainly Helmut Newton, Mark Lagrange, Frank De Mulder but also alternative photographers like Stefan Gesell.

I spend a lot of time leafing through magazines, looking at photos and understanding how they are made and then distorting them.

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

I think in advance of what I want to accomplish, most of the time I come to the studio with clear ideas, even if sometimes you start from one project and you get to another by immortalizing something unique.

Studio, on location or both?

I prefer the studio for the management of the lights, recreating what I have in mind. but I do not disdain locations such as abandoned farmhouses, factories, in the midst of nature it is important that the light is the right one, such as the golden hours.

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I am a hobbyist because my current job allows me to feel good economically. Doing it professionally would be my dream to be able to dedicate every day to photography.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

surely there are 2, the first with a model who was also the cover of your magazine Francesca Dei in just 45 minutes we were able to take all the shots we had set ourselves, of which in my photos you can see some shots taken in 2019.

The second is Giada (on facebook Jade frt) as it was my first boudoir session in an apartment with natural light, creating beautiful images.

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

To be honest I had all 2 a Nikon d800 and a Canon EOS 5 mk2. I currently use Sony Alpha 7 R3 which I find formidable for the rendering of the sensor and the Raw it generates. As lenses I use all fixed focals of the Sigma Art series 24-50-85-105 all f1.4, my favorite is 85 f1.4 with a terrific detail yield.

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

My advice and photograph as much as possible relate to photos and be self-critical and also listen to the criticisms of others. Use fixed goals and move them to see shots in different angles sometimes and just what makes a flat photo a masterpiece.

What do you think of our new magazine?

I think it is a very beautiful and well crafted magazine giving space to everything that revolves around photography by presenting not only models and photographers but also hairdressers, stylists, make-up artists.

Honestly, I have been following you from a dream that I too am among the pages of your magazine.

Model Francesca

Model Francesca

Model Giada Forte

Model Barbara Bergo

Model Maria Soccorsa Laforge

Model Maria Soccorsa Laforge

Model Giulia Giordano

Model Giulia Biagioli

Model Giulia Biagioli

Model Giada Forte

Model Maria Soccorsa Laforge

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