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Valentina De Meo
Tell us something about yourself
Hello everyone! My name is Valentina De Meo, I'm 29 years old, and I'm an Italian photographer specialized in beauty and fashion.
I work with photography since 2009, I have a creative studio near the center of Bologna
How and when did you get into photography?
Photography is part of me from always. He has fascinated me from the start and I wanted to know the secrets of photography from I was a child. Finished high school I considered in a more mature side my passion and i've approached photography with study and courses, trying to understand the mechanisms that were behind this fantastic world.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography for me is everything. It's part of my life, is my life, it is my way of seeing life. Photography for me is an expression, emotion, feeling, joy and sorrow. I could not live without.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I think that my style can be described as clean, colorful and well.defined. I really like to have a clean composition but the impact, I like the details and the close-ups.
Where do you get inspiration from?
Everything I see is for me a source of inspiration. I really like art and painting and I often find time to turn to museums. Even the nature inspires me, I remain fascinated by the colors that gives us!
mua Serena Palma - stylist Beatrice Zannini - model Kristen @ Beatrice Models
mua Serena Palma - model Ivanka @ Women
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
For every shooting I like to create a moodboard and talking with my staff. We decide together every detail even though most of the time we get involved from the inspiration of the moment
Studio, on location or both?
I prefer shooting in the studio and creating environments there
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
A paid professional! ;)
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Each shooting has something memorable! Surely I remember fondly my first catalog for a fee! I was young and inexperienced, I had the little fear that makes the engine warm up to a thousand! It 'was a wonderful experience!
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Canon, 70-200 2.8!
ADV for Giulia Boccafogli - Ph: Valentina De Meo - Mua: Serena Palma - Styling: Marco Ferrara - Model: Letizia Rinaldi
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
to a young photographer would recommend you grit your teeth and never give up in front of the innumerable difficulties that befall. The passion must be the engine that makes the car move forward! The world of photography is beautiful but difficult, but if you really believe it will be easy to achieve your goal!
What do you think of our new magazine?
I like very much! I'm sure you make your way! keep it up!
ph: Valentina De Meo, mua: Serena Palma, model: Margarita @ 2morrow models
mua Mabel De Grazia - hair Anna Maria Balboni - stylist Carolina Bergonzoni - model Costanza @ BGStudio
mua Eva Mardhaja - stylist Valentina Cortesi - model Ingrid @ Beatrice Models
ph Valentina De Meo - mua Martina Macchi - hair Riccardo Lupini - styling Francesca Maffeo - model Corinne Piccolo
mua Serena Palma - set designer Elisabetta Sanguin - model Marielle @ 2morrow
mua Serena Palma - styling Carlo Sinesi - model Kristina @ Women -Dominika @ 2morrow model