Photo by Antonio Marchese
I am a professional photographer, I live in my homeland, Calabria, a wonderful place with an almost wild flavor, which combines sea, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests and hilly landscapes.
From an early age I have always been in contact with and attracted to the world of visual art, pursuing my studies at the artistic high school of Catanzaro. Currently, after many years, I have resumed my studies through the Accademia di Belle Arti of Catanzaro, training myself in the teaching of arts and art pedagogy.
In the naturalistic field I am a fairly territorial photographer and I try with my images to bring out the intimate and sentimental side of Calabria, of nature, landscapes, traditions, culture. I use my camera as a means to express myself artistically, and through nature I tell myself.
I also project the same dedication and love into my wedding, commercial and editorial photographic work, creating images with the same care for color, elegance and attention to detail, which distinguishes my naturalistic work, as well as having direct contact with the client for a complete design collaboration.
I use a mirrorless camera, wide angle zoom and telephoto lenses, NDG filters, polarizers and tripods. I postproduce the images mainly with Capture One and Photoshop. I never add non-existent situations and elements to my images during shooting.
In 2022 my photographic book Hypnosis, publisher Crowdbooks, was released.
In 2023, Antonio participated with his book Hypnosis in the Les Rencontres d'Arles festival and the La Gacilly Photo Festival.
In the same year, I am the author and producer, together with anthropologist Maurizio Gallella Mottola, of the documentary Badolato: "Le Voci Dentro", an ethno-anthropological investigation on one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The documentary is co-produced by the Academy of Fine Arts of Catanzaro and sponsored by the Comune di Badolato. With Badolato "Le Voci Dentro" Antonio participates in the SPAC Festival in the summer of 2023.
I have collaborated and collaborate with Italian and foreign magazines, including In Viaggio (Cairo Editore), Asferico, Onlandscape Elements Magazine and League of Landscape Photographers.
I organize photographic workshops, teaching my students something that goes beyond the purely technical side, but which has its roots in the soul of the photographer and his personal vision.
Through my site it is possible to buy Fine Art prints of my works.