What is your name and where are you from? I am Giuseppe Mazzarolo and come from Venice in Italy.
How long have you been taking pictures? I began to take pictures when my first daughter was born, 6 years ago.
When did you get into photography and why? I used to take pictures with my mobile phone but then a photographer friend of mine noticed my work and she recommended me to buy a reflex.
What would you say your style is and has it changed throughout the years? If so why? I began taking pictures of landscapes but then I realized that I preferred to take pictures of people. My style has changed over the years because I grew up as a photographer always trying not to follow trends.
How do you approach a shoot? Do you pre-plan or is it a click and run? I face a shoot with the greatest calm, I prepare for it by studying the location and then submitting to my visual instinct.
Is there an end goal you’re trying to achieve with your images, be it an aesthetic or story?
I’d want this great passion to become a true job.
Do you have any influences you can share?
At the very beginning I have been influenced by a friend of mine but then quickly I “took my personal road”.
What inspires you? I’m inspired by everything that surrounds me…the images that I see, the history of art, my great passion for Caravaggio.
Are you looking for a career in photography or are you just having fun?
My goal is to become a professional
Which social media platforms do you use and why? Mainly I’m using instagram. It gave me the chance to get in touch with new people to collaborate with.
What are your thoughts on mobile photography versus dslr / mirrorless? The potential of the 2 devices are not comparable.
What’s your main go to camera, lenses and how did you make that choice? I prefer to use only my reflex. 50mm and 85 mm are my favourites lenses.
What is your dream location to shoot at? An exotic Island
Describe your favourite picture and how you captured it? I took my favourite picture during a shooting with Elisa Malossi. I have succeeded in capturing an expression that I would define perfect (in my personal taste).
In three words how would you describe your photography? My photography is handcrafted and simple. A picture must be born and die inside my reflex. Post production is minimal. I describe my photography as simple, bright and spontaneous.
How do you feel about higher quality cameras being put into smart phones? Photography is one of the forms of communication most effected by technological innovations.The continuous evolution of the photographic situation has caused a change linked to the technique and to the sociological behaviour.
What are your thoughts on expensive cameras? Do you think they create better images? An expensive camera has more features and makes your work easier , but is the photographer that’s takes a good photo not the camera