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.
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