In his work he is following the words of Helmut Newton "I have always avoided photographing in the studio. A woman does not spend her life sitting or standing in front of a seamless white paper background". So Italian photographer Marco Boccato is the perfect candidate to be featured in Streetfashion MagZZine. We got in contact with him via Facebook and after we had some look at his photos, we asked him for an interview and to provide us some of his beautiful photos. And here we are to introduce you this amazing photographer.
38 years ago I was born in Italy, precisely in Port Viro in the province of Rovigo. I'm an outdoor photographer, who does not love to shoot in front of a white paper background. As well i’m a practiing martial arts photographer for a lifetime and in the summer i’m organizing fashion contests and photographic events in Veneto, Italy.
Have you been involved in the arts in some form other than photography?
My passion for photography was born in 2004, when i started to capture everything with my first car photography session and then it grew a bit all the time and finally in the last 4 years became a great passion.
Seeing your remarkable work, I am curious where your creativity comes from?
My creativity comes from the mix of colors and shades, giving the right flavor to photography and creating a bit of magic and perhaps adding even a few parts more and not forget the right clothes and good makeup.
Could you share with us how you first became interested in photography?
My interest in photography - to create an image, that remains over the time and provides good memories – was born as I was in London with my girlfriend and every shot, that I performed, got me always more excited.
What equipment are you using now and with what did you get started?
I started with a very compact gear in 2013 when I took my first Nikon SLR camera. Then I changed three more times.
What is your favorite lens?
The lenses, that I use for the greater camera are a 85 mm f1.4, 50 mm f 1.8 and a 17-50 f 2.8 – 4.
Can you tell us about your work flow from the point until you showcase the developed picture?
My goal is to give the pictures the right touch of professionalism and quality, always looking for the perfect shot.
Do you see a particular influence, be it a photographer or school on your work?
I think, that every photographer uses his own technique and his way of seeing the picture. In this world there is always constructive criticism, but not everybody accepts it.
What would you say characterizes your work in comparison to other photographers?
Even we are all photographers, we are always different temperamentally.
among my best works I do not think, that any photo gives me the incentive to many more and more and i appreciate my considerable changes over time.
What would you tell a newcomer who asks for your advice on how to start?
To a person, who has just started photographing, I would just say to use the passion, that comes from the heart and not accept envy and critique, if it is not constructive.