Interviews / Stories
Interview: Photographer Danilo Marcucci (Italy)
Tell us something about yourself
my name is danilo marcucci. I live in Rome (the eternal city) where i was born 46 years ago.
How and when did you get into photography?
I started making photos 10 years ago more or less. I found an old film camera in my grandfather attic and i began to go around the city to capture imagine of people. So my first steps into photography was connected with reportage photos. Some years later i started to get into fashion and portrait.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is synonymous of aesthetics. it's all a matter of aesthetics. That's what a photographer must think of before every single shot.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I simply try to represent the beauty, elegance and sensuality of women. Women are the greatest source of inspiration. I certainly prefer to shot in black&white for a more intimistic style. Colours often distract me from the essential.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I usually get inspiration from great photographers as Helmut Newton, Richard Alvedon, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Miesel. But inspiration also comes from your past life experiences and from the personal culture.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Yes always. I try to fix in my mind every single image before shooting. I'm not used to snap countless photos. I prefer few but good.
Studio, on location or both?
they are two entirely different situations but both fascinating. I initially mainly taken in the studio where i can focus my attention exclusively on the subject portrayed. Lately i’m approaching to photography in locations that require greater insertion capacity of a subject in a context, in order to achieve an aesthetically correct image composition.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Is a distinction that i find not so important. There are much better hobbyist than professional photographer.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
the next one …. :)
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
As I said before my main source of inspiration comes mainly from great past photographers. There was more attention to the composition of the image and its aesthetics. today is generally cheap photography.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Fuji with 50 mm lens. That's all.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Find your own style than shot, shot, shot and shot !!!
What do you think of our new magazine?
It is a very beautiful and elegant magazine, attentive to the quality of the product offered. It was a pleasure for me to be published on your magazine and thank you for this interview.