INTERVIEW WITH … Massimiliano Marchese

Researched by Roberta Pastore


I live in a small town near Catania, in Sicily (IT) and I am a traveler who love photography … I like to tell through the lens that surrounds me and I love to do it in black and white, a true expression of my shots … I love the way , the people and the looks, I’m excited to tell me the life that flows past through photography and it makes me happy to convey that emotion to the viewer my shots , the rest of the photograph is it? There are moments of life frozen in time .

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The METRO is the soul of the city, a world that runs beneath another, it is the fastest way to get from one point to another of the crowded metropolis. Millions of people flock to train stations and living in harmony with the hectic pace of everyday life … Trying to collect emotions immortalized MetroLife was born, a project made with the photos in the subways of New York, London, Paris, Lisbon.



When did you start a passion for the photography?
I have always liked photography as art, but the real passion was born about five years ago … a friend saw my picture made with a small compact and said to me, you know you’re good? If you commit something better you can do it.


What was your first camera?
My first SLR was a Nikon D5000, companion of a thousand adventures.

What is photography to you? And what should not be instead?
Photography for me is to tell with images the emotions I feel walking in the street, moments of life frozen in time and should not be intrusive and offensive and respect the ‘ethical and above all subjects taken, without transforming them into objects to be shown.

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Which masters of photography inspires you?
I do not think of anyone in particular inspire me . I can say that I love street photography and consequently I love photos of Bresson, Erwitt and other Magnum photographers including our Pellegrin and not to mention Scianna..Mi also like reportage and consequently McCurry, and many other great National Geographic as Alan Harvey, etc .

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What is the photo that struck you the most of a great photographer of the story?
-The picture that impressed me the most is that bicycle Cartier Bresson . I love that picture, for me it is perfect :vision, technique, composition, dynamism and luck , it’s all concentrated there.



What is your favorite technique?
Technique?  What is it?

Why do street photography?
Why is the real picture, the one without poses, spontaneous and embarrassing at times,  exciting, narrator, geometric and full of light and shadow . I love it
 What is your best shot and what does it represent for you?
I love the photos of the two embraced on the subway in New York, I love it , for me in that shot is enclosed love, excites me always look the same, even though it’s been a while .


What is your relationship with the street and the people who are in your shots?
My relationship with them and with the road? Well the road is life, everyday life and spontaneity. with people, there is no relationship, my shots are random and I think if there was a certain complicity would lose the naturalness . I just try to tell the ’emotion that transmit to me.



– Personal Exhibition in Caltagirone (CT) Italy, Nov. 2010

– Collective Exhibition “Scordia ieri, Scordia Oggi” in Scordia (CT) Italy, Jan. 2011

– Collective Exhibition “Vadda e Talia” in Scordia (CT), Italy, Jun 2011

– Collective Exhibition “Mediterranean Quilt”, Erice (TP), Ago/Sept 2011

-Collective Exhibition “Colo Artes” in Scordia (CT), Italy, Apr 2012

– Collective Exhibition “Artisti in Vetrina” Caltagirone (CT), Italy, Dec. 2013

– Collective Exhibition “Deep” in Palermo (PA), Italy, Dec. 2013

– Collective Exhibition “Una Vetrina per l’arte” in Scordia (CT), Italy, Dec 2013

– Collective Exhibition “Chi ciauru di Inetra”” in Scordia (CT), Italy, Apr 2014

– Personal Exhibition “American Beauty” in Catania (CT), Italy, Apr. 2014

– Personal Exhibition “Inedito #40” in Catania (CT), Italy, Jul. 2014

– Collective Exhibition “Street Dreams Festival in Caltagirone (CT), Italy Sept. 2014 – Collective Exhibition “ La Donna” in Monza (MB), Villa Reale, Dec. 2014

Interview :

– Interview on Street View Photography, Sept. 2013:

– Interview on APF Mag, Oct. 2013 – Interview and presentation of the project “Metropolis” at the photo club “I Lestrigoni”,Lentini(SR), Italy, Apr 2014

– Interview on Chair Mag, Oct. 2014 – Street Photography in the World, Dec. 2014
Publications: – Il Fotografo, Gennaio 2012 – APF Mag. Oct 2013

– Sociart Network Mag, Ago 2014 – Vieworld photo magazine, Gen 2014

–, Nov 2014