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Interview: Photographer Maurizio Marseguerra (Italy)

Can you tell us a little about you?

I was born in Favignana in 1992, a splendid island in Sicily which, with its breathtaking landscapes and warm and welcoming people, has forged my spirit. Growing up, I decided to move to Turin to pursue my studies in computer engineering, but I have never forgotten my great passion for creativity. So I embarked on a professional path in the field of video games and cinema, founding a company specializing in computer graphics.

How and when did you get into photography?

I entered the world of photography 8 years ago thanks to my passion for cinema. In the beginning I created short films in which I did both direction and photography. Later I decided to challenge myself, trying to create a story even through a single frame.

What does photography mean to you?

In the family we have always been creative: my grandfather was a painter, my father always tried to be ingenious in all his works. As a child, I admired how passionately he sought harmony in his compositions, from arranging the garden rather than repairing a shed. The search for balance in the form of light and color is the focus of my work today.

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

Through the creation of portraits, I can capture people's gaze and emotions. My approach usually consists in deepening my knowledge of the person in front of me, in order to identify the most suitable context to represent her character within an image.

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

I like taking walks immersed in beautiful landscapes and listening to my favorite music, this often leads me to have inspirations on how man can fit harmoniously into those places. However, sometimes it happens that you draw inspiration from the things around me during the day, regardless of their context.

Studio, on location or both?

I generally prefer on location. It is definitely a place much closer to my personality.

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

Photography for me represents much more than a simple activity: it is a real passion that I

cultivate with dedication and enthusiasm. Capturing images is for me a way to express my

creativity, but above all to tell the beauty that surrounds me. Through the shots, I try to

convey the emotions I feel when faced with the most singular situations or the most

extraordinary people that I cross in my path. Photography allows me to free my mind from

everyday thoughts and immerse myself in a world of colours, lights and shadows, which

always gives me new inspirations and food for thought. In every shot, I try to put my personal

point of view, trying to capture the most intimate and authentic side of things, making me

unique and different. Photography is my way of communicating with the world.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

The memory that gives me the greatest pleasure concerns a shooting done at dawn in the sea

of Favignana, as this place allows me to experience magical and unforgettable moments. In

that context, in the water, it was fun because the sea of Favignana being very clean, there are

many jellyfish, and it was difficult to take shots together with the model, trying to take

advantage of the beautiful dawn light as quickly as possible, avoiding all jellyfish present :)

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

I own a Canon 5D Mark IV. The lenses I use the most are the Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm

with f/1.4 aperture, while sometimes I use the Canon 85mm with f/1.8 aperture.

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

their own business?

Photography is a sincere art that requires the ability to communicate emotion and truth. To

build a successful photography business, it's important to tell authentic and meaningful

stories. To do that, you need to listen carefully to your surroundings for inspiration, then get to work creating high-quality photographic content. When audiences recognize the value of our images and appreciate our style of storytelling, it becomes easy to land assignments and

develop a career in professional photography.

What do you think of our new magazine?

I think it's extremely interesting that magazines like this can give a voice to those who want to

tell their vision of the world. So I appreciate your work very much and I will follow the various artists shared by you with great enthusiasm.

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