me I am a freelance
photographer and a journalist from Italy.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, I have a double personality: I'm a researcher working
in an high technology research centre in everyday life, but the other person
that lives inside me is exactly on the opposite position: no science, just
art! "Mr. Hyde Belverde" is a reporter and a journalist and he writes for
several Italian newspapers and magazines. He loves telling the tales of
the Island of Sicily, its people and traditions. Reportage, portraits and
nudes are the genres he loves the most.
I can provide
my photos to everyone who likes them.
prefer not to supply just a single photo but the entire set it belongs
to, because I believe the power of my work relies on the full story, on
the complete set.
Skills I attend several
workshops and courses but I found internet is the best way to learn
and compare myself to the world.
a base in photography by reading books and magazines I vowed never to stop
Approach I like to
keep my approach quite simple, I love natural light but I use fill flash
quite often. I don't like to work quickly during my session. I love to
be on good terms with the subject. I spend a lot of time speaking with
people before I take pictures.
I aim to be
very close to the subject and I often use a wide lens. I generally work
alone, and with reduced equipment with me, in order to go unnoticed and
take the subject spontaneously.
the Bag? In the last
few years I used several digital DSLR from different brands.
Now I'm working
with a Fujifilm X-T2 with two fast prime lens (XF18mm f/2, XF35mm f/1.4).
I also shot
with an Yashica Mat 124G medium format film camera for fine-art works only.
Postproduction Post production
has a lot of importance in my workflow and I use several editing software
to retouch my shot.
I agree with
the philosophy that there are no rules (equipment or technique) on how
to realize a nice photo, it's only the final result that counts and not
how you get it.
Photos Someone says
that my portraits are retouched and interpreted with to much post production.
May be, if
you consider these portraits like passport photos.
are just a point of view about the subject, just an interpretation.
It can be
right or wrong but in any case they cannot be considered exactly the reality.
So, the question
is: “can we consider this kind of photos like a traditional document?”
Even if retouched and hard interpreted, do them contain part of the original
PhD Ludvík Baran has a personal opinion about my photos (street),
and about this kind of photos: