Interview: Photographer Gerolamo Marchetti (Italy)
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Tell us something about yourself?
To take photos has always been my way to communicate.
I’m Gerolamo Marchetti and behind my photos there’s: curiosity, experimentation and a little bit of courage.
My creation is a way to tell the world just how I see it.
Starting from a painting or from a song I want to show my point of view and let my models live an unforgettable experience.
How and when did you get into photography?
Both my art school and my previous job as a graphic designer oriented me towards photography that now is my job.
What does photography mean to you?
It’s a way to unload my emotions in something which is constructive, I could tear down a wall with a hammer but I prefer to take photos.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
My photography is concentrated on women’s beauty, women as a research, women as visual emotion. I cannot hide and say that I’m not interested in women, I like their world, I like to discover them, I like to see them through my eyes and make them beautiful.
Where do you get inspiration from?
From a painting that shocked me, from a song that I listened, from a drop falling down from the sink, from the mural painting on the Berlin Wall representing the kiss between Erich Honecker e Leonid Brežnev. From Everything and nothing at the same time.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Of course, I gathers all the pieces of the puzzle and during the shooting, I mastermind everyone and everything in order to make the dream in my mind become the truth. Sometimes it seems impossible but… here we are, it’s real now!!
Studio, on location or both?
In my studio, I’m a bear in my nest.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
The second choice for sure. People pay me for being portrayed in my studio.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
The one on the Tokyo Tower in Tokyo; the shooting was in December, it was very cold but the Japanese team of high-profile artists and professionals were all well motivated not to give up. I felt really well considered and appreciated that time, they will be in my heart forever.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Women, my willing to discover them, to dress them with light sometimes, to make them nude.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I use Canon.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Learn the basics of technique and then do not spend all of your money in expensive tools. Practice, practice, practice. Do not follow the crowd, think out of the box even if your ideas will not be loved from the majority or from people in the social networks.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I love very much to research and the time spent to select the photos. Your covers have a very strong emotional impact that means that there’s a great editorial team work behind them.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Gerolamo Marchetti
PHOTOGRAPHER ASS.: Sara Zaneletti
MAKE-UP & HAIR STYLIST: Luciana Lapique
HEADPIECES & ACCESSORIES: Luciana Lapique
MODEL: Marinela Rusnaciuc