Story Behind the Shot: I took this picture during a photographic beauty workshop to learn more about the use of lights in the portrait. Looking at the photo a few days later, during a boring rainy spring Sunday, I was inspired by the weather. I was fascinated to make a concept like spring, usually very joyful and colorful, in a more dark and gloomy way while maintaining the elegance and lightness of feminine beauty and elements such as butterflies that reported to the season.
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens, tripod, one large softbox, one flash
Marco De Matteo
Born in Rome, De Matteo still lives and works in the city as a graphic designer for a renowned Visual Communication agency. He also works as freelancer at the national and international level. He has graduated at the IED (European Institute of Design) and makes his first experiences in Photo Post Production for fashion magazines and catalogs. But his passion for aesthetics pushes him beyond a merely professional approach to the point of developing a true need to artistically express thoughts and reflections, messages and plain findings about social and actual problems, in a historical period overwhelmed by excess and media hurricanes. He signs works of great and stunning visual impact.