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I feel to be a person that loves to go deep into the projects I am involved in. I am very interested in representing psychology and emotions and, for this reason, I like to study theatre and other performing arts (like dance, for instance) in order to use most of the available body language to represent what I am looking for into my photographs.
Michelangelo, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I feel to be lucky because I have several passions. Apart from my family, I love to interpret the natural world in artistic terms. I would aspire to be able to transform my raw images into psychologically interesting pieces by enhancing or depressing elements like colours, contrast, light etc. I am also a musician of early music, and I think that all forms of art help us to understand our inner being better. I started my photographic activity just for the chance. I attended an elementary course in photography some six or seven years ago, and that opened my mind in an unexpected way. I discovered an unsuspected world thanks to that course and I decided to go deep to know photography and photographers.
Who is your inspiration in life Michelangelo? How do you keep inspired?
Music represents most of my inspiration. I prefer classical and early music that, in my opinion, is better to stimulate emotions into my soul. And then light and people inspire me a lot. I love to observe and think about what I am seeing. This makes me feel particular soul states that make me be more creative.
We all make mistakes Michelangelo; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Maybe I should have been harder with a colleague a couple of years ago in order to get more advantage from a special photographic situation within a fantastic location with wonderful models and dresses. However, I cannot fight against my personality so, in a way, I guess that if I could play that film again, I would behave the same way...
Michelangelo, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I need to talk to each client in order to be sure about their needs. This is a very important part of the story, I feel. In general, I must say that when my clients see my results, they agree with me. I think that to do excellent photography is the best way to get happy clients!
Please tell us, Michelangelo, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
This is my usual life... I have to be very strategic always because I perform as a photographer and as a musician. For this reason, I need to get all things under control by strictly checking schedules and programmes. Recently, I performed in a concert in Venice and immediately after the concert I had to shoot in Tuscany. All was perfectly arranged by cooperating with the orchestra organisation and with the other coworkers involved in the shooting. The strategy may be complex, sometimes, but it is highly rewarding to get a working one.
Michelangelo, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
A year ago, I had the chance to photograph a group of models with jewels and vintage cars. Unfortunately, it was early September, and the light was so intense that my coworkers did not like the situation. I persuaded them that we could manage to get great results by working with the models and using at our best the natural light. We were successful: the photographs of that shooting are rich in emotions and have a wonderful light.
Michelangelo, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Maybe my proudest professional accomplishment was during a shooting in a yacht. In that occasion, I felt to be into a nightmare as I was not allowed to touch any of the furnished and I was not allowed in introduce lights within the rooms of the yacht. However, I managed to resolve the problem by using natural light at my best, and the images were highly appreciated.
Michelangelo, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
My last shooting was titled "The sunset lady project", and its focus was to represent a young model with a wonderful dress and fascinator in a winter landscape on the Tuscany shore. The wind was so hard that I was unable to use tripods, accessory lights, softboxes etc. so I had to use natural light and a camera-mounted Speedlight flash. The natural light was not really interesting, but in postproduction, I worked hard to change it to give the images a completely different atmosphere by simulating early films and by modulating the light in the image in complex ways. It was hard work but, in my opinion, it was worth the effort!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Photography is a complex field, so I think it is essential that the people that start a career in photography are able to decide what kind of photography they want to perform (i.e., landscape, portrait, architecture, fashion etc.). This is a decisive point because if the choice is well done, then they should dedicate really a lot of time to reach the highest technical and artistical level. During this process, they should not forget to be in contact with those photographers that could give them the advice to enhance their levels. And, finally, they should try to show their best results (only the best results) to people that could introduce them to the market they decided to exploit.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am looking for art directors, stylists and talented models.
Photographer: Michelangelo Bisconti @mickbisconti Arte Moda Italia organization (Nicola Galerie) Model: Chiara Giovannetti Fascinator: Rinaldelli 1930 Dress: Priorities des Femmes by Oxana Slavjan Make-up: Alona Fedchenko Hair stylist: Michela Cinini Jewels: Le pietre incantate di Rosy by Rosanna Pasquini The sunset lady project