wedding photographer Venice Vienna Michele Agostinis. © christian fürthnerA great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

Ansel Adams

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The world presents numerous wonderful opportunities to a photographer.

I have spent many years exploring these possibilities, including documenting child labour in Latin America for 12 months which culminated in a travelling exhibition; and recording the lives of Kenyans in an exhibition called “People from the True Continent”. My native Venice presents a wealth of subject matter which never ceases to thrill me, from the serenity of the lagoon at dusk to the excitement of the Carnivale, I never tire of photographing this beautiful place.

My name is Michele, I am a native of Venice, born on the island, now dividing my time between Venice and Vienna. I am a photojournalist & wedding photographer, as well as operating photography workshops, mostly in Italy and Austria.

I speak Italian, English, Spanish and I am learning German.

Recently I have been working for a prestigious Venetian newspaper, Il Gazzettino, with photographs published in many Italian publications including Ansa, Lapresse, Reyerzine, Venezia Marketing & Eventi, La fotografia Actual, Ifis Bank and the 55th Venice Biennale catalogue.

I have been a member of the Association of Italian Journalists since 2009 and teach photojournalism at my local folk high school.

I find capturing the moment before me exhilarating. Documenting the detail, recording the mood and finding meaning in the scene before me are central to my photographic technique.

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To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Mind’s Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers

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