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Interview: Photographer Paolo Manzini (Italy)

Tell us something about yourself

I'm 52 years old. I live in Rome, I have my own studio in Rome where togheter with my team we deal about fashion and advertising

 

2 How and when did you get into photography?

As a young man I was a musician I met a photographer who made the cover of the LP, I started so

 

What does photography mean to you?

I do not like photography in general, a certain kind of photography bores me. For me photography means advertising, high lights, fashion dream

 

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

I’m a fashion photographer, I'm always at the service of the brand, my capacity must help the brand to reach people. I‘m not an artist photographer with his own style.

 

Where do you get inspiration from?

I always read the most popular fashion magazines

 

Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

Absolutely, the photo must have it first in the head

 

Studio, on location or both?

Studio location open, it might be right for different moods

 

What has been your most memorable session and why?

The photo campaign for the brand “7camicie”. Because i chose a photo mood without following the guidelines of the brand . It was a great success

 

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I’m a professional one

 

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

I love fashion before photography

 

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

For me they are two big factories at the same level. I use canon. My favorite lens is the Canon EF 85mm F1.2 L II

 

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

you need to be experts not only about photography but also about the matter that deals (nature, architecture, fashion, science, etc). It’s the advice that i can give

 

What do you think of our new magazine?

I think it has a very contemporary style, with high-level editorial choices

 

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