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Interview: Photographer Marco Taglienti (Italy)

Tell us something about yourself

I m a portrait and fashion photography. I m working as a professional photographer in Rome, Italy.

I always showed an uncommon interest in the images and for each technique used for their representation, such as painting, drawing, sculpture and photography, practicing some of them since childhood.


How and when did you get into photography?

His irresistible attraction to the camera born at the age of 12 years, and holds his first Nikon, following the meticulous and patient indications of his father, he inherited this wonderful passion.

In the last 15 years I have focused on a photographer in fashion and portrait photography. 

After following courses of professional training for advanced photography, lighting and fashion techniques, I began working as a photographer mainly in Rome.

After training, I could enrich the photography techniques of portrait and glamor with the experience of high fashion, developing a personal vision of pose photography.

In fact, despite being interested in photographic areas that tradition quite distinct, I prefer to blend the characteristics of fashion to the peculiarities of glamor, weaving art and beauty in the same action shooting.


What does photography mean to you?

Photography for me is a way to express admiration for the portrayed image. Similarly it represents a way to convey the same message to allow the observer to have the same admiration.

The photograph and all other arts, are sharing the same aim: to represent the beauty captured by the author's eyes.


Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

I am attracted by the bodies and particularly the facial expressions and the contribution that the lighting in all its forms, offers to their capture. I address special attention to the eyes and the light in the faces, using different techniques and caption schemes, adapting it to every purpose, situation and the message to be transmitted.


Where do you get inspiration from?

I am inspired mainly to the great masters of photography, Avedon, Newton, Ritts, Testino and Roversi, for example.

For specific work, I suggest the "mood" on the basis of the fabrics, shapes and colors of the clothes, then I guess the best situation that could make the image more attractive.


Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

Absolutely yes.

In the days that anticipate the realization of the work, I study as meticulously as possible every possible lighting and poses. I write every idea in my notebook and I make drawings and diagrams useful to compare them each day with new ideas and then only apply the most convincing.


Studio, on location or both?


I must admit that I prefer the environments in which you can work with more confidence. Often external location does not allow.

Instead, the studio is the quietest place to work, but offers less chance to make the most evocative some types of images.


Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

Mainly a paid professional, but often I give in to the temptation to accept jobs that do not require a salary, but catch my curiosity and desire to portray new subjects.

This happens to me especially with young creatives.


What has been your most memorable session and why?

There have been different.

However, always I remember the first time I've done a photo shoot for fashion designer Jamal Taslaq for a serious haute couture clothes.

It 'was the first time I had a chance to get closer with my camera to those wonderful clothes and top models, which until then had only admired in fashion magazines.


What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?

The beauty in general.

The beauty of a woman, of an atmosphere. In addition, of course, the classic art and the work of the great masters.

Recently, I have a lot of inspiration from the work of artists from other countries (even distant), with ideas and interpretations, also very different from mine.


Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

Nikon: always.

85mm f1.8


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

First, study the techniques and classical works.

Most photographers who post jobs on modern communication systems, ignore the lighting techniques, communication, and model management. You can see immediately.

The creativity, if it really exists, it can manifest itself in better just knowing the basics of photography ...


What do you think of our new magazine?

It is a very interesting magazine.

My interest is directed especially to the quality of published works. I also noticed that you have a lot of space devoted to works of artists from all over the world and this provides an excellent comparison tool for photographers, models and each creative curious and eager to learn and continuously improve.

Very good!



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