Capturing the beauty of Positano and other inspiring emotions
Our March Italia Living Newsletter featured the Photo of the Month (pictured above) by photographer Vito Fusco. Vito was born in 1980 and lives in Positano, where the beauty and surroundings make it a photographers dream.
Vito created Arkimedia Lab in Positano along with partner Antonio Casola (Web Designer), an agency that deals with visual communication.
In January ‘09, he was published in the Italian “National Geographic”, then in “El Pais” going on to win the competition run by Nikon in 2010.
Vito has several other recognized accomplishments.
For more info and photography visit his website at: www.vitofusco.com
An Interview with photographer Vito Fusco
How did you get into photography?
For fun. My girlfriend was attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Since I was off work in the winter, I accompanied her and I secretely followed the courses with her. I learned a lot about chromatology, the study of the composition and the use of light. Another inspiration in Positano was meeting with an amazing Norwegian photographer Morten Krogvold who gave me the courage to leave a very rewarding and steady job to pursue a career in photography.
Fast changing technology has a big impact in photography, how do you keep your skills up to date?
The picture today, a bit like everything else, is constantly evolving. He who makes photography his profession should keep up with the times: courses, books, newspapers, seminars and demonstrations, especially online, to optimize cost and time.
Where do you find inspiration for your photographs?
Everywhere and from everyone. The inspiration is always around us: people, objects, experiences as well as a good book, a dream or simply the “moment”… but always a moment before it happens!
What is your favorite subject to photograph?
Feelings, even when I’m taking a still life photograph in the studio for commercial advertising. In photography to convey an emotion is key. If I am able to do this, then it doesn’t matter what I am photographing.
Who are your favorite photographers?
At times when I’m feeling inspired it can be myself…(laughing). In truth the list is endless because it depends on the type of photography (fashion, street photography, advertising). Above all, without a logical reason, is Arnold Newmann, then Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Robert Capa e Henri Cartier Bresson. As an Italian photographer definetely Oliviero Toscani for real and true emotions and concepts that he transmits with his style.
What do you enjoy most about photography?
The idea of being able to express something, to express myself and to have the opportunity to leave a message.