Michele Belloni
People Photographer

May 2017

Street Portraits Photography: Better To Ask Or “Steal” Them?

street portraits comparison

Better an asked portrait or a stolen photo? It depends.

I do not think there is a definition of the best way in absolute but rather a mix of internal and external factors that determine the best choice from time to time.

Leica, a “Real” Camera

Portaportese Flea Market in Rome - Michele Belloni Leica Photographer

A few days ago a strange thing happened: I asked an old man in a historical market here in Rome to pose for an environmental portrait, and after I photographed him I was asked to view the photo.

The 35mm For All Your Needs

35mm photography

Is 50mm lens really the king of versatility?

There are those who say that 50mm is the most versatile lens on the planet. I think it’s the 35mm instead.

With a 35mm I can go out of my home really light and take photos of street, landscape, reportage, environmental and studio portraits.

If I had to choose only one lens in my kit to carry on my trips, it would be 35mm. Oh damn it… I already do it!

L’Aquila – Official Presentation

During the month April, 2017, the photojournalistic project called “Lo Stato Delle Cose” was officially presented at the auditorium of L’Aquila, Italy, the city from which it was born a year ago because of the tremendous earthquake that hit it during the night of the April 6th, 2009.

L’Aquila – Lo Stato Delle Cose

Lo Stato Delle Cose - L'Aquila 2017 - Fujifilm X-Photographer Michele Belloni

A photo project that lasted for months and will continue to evolve, created by Italian journalists and carried on by nationally and internationally renowned photographers, including some winners of World Press Photo.

Stefania – Outdoor Shooting (Rome)

Roof shooting with warm and natural light near the famous gasometer in Rome, Italy. A cute model and fantastic people in my staff have allowed the creation of these photos.

Francesca – Studio Shooting (Rome)

Studio Session - Michele Belloni - Fujifilm X-Photographer

Studio shooting in artificial and mixed light with a nice model and really good crew of friends. We were near Rome, in a cold November noon.

Maria – Natural Light Portraiture (Rome, 2017)

Outdoor shooting in natural light with fantastic model and buddies. We were in Rome, in a sunny april day.

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About The Author

About me

Photographing the differences that make us human.

Born in 1979 into a family of deep Tuscan origins he picked up his first camera as a child and decided not to leave it anymore.

Currently based in Rome, Italy. Contact him via Telegram or sending an email.

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