Photography is my way to live the world and to express myself. It's not a job, neither an hobby, but simply and truly life. My own life and that of others that i love to observe, describe and tell.
Born in 1977 in Mola di Bari, kissed by the sun and caressed by the sea of southern Italy, in the beautiful region of Puglia, Sabino Parente is a photographer and creative designer, graduated from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. self-taught photographer, he gained his experience traveling and discovering his love for travel photography, reportage and outdoor portraits, a photo-realistic photography without artifacts, exciting and impact.
How long have you been shooting on the street? 10 years.
Do you use digital or film? Digital
What digital camera do you use? I use a Leica M262 with a 35mm f2 and a 50mm f2 Summicron lens
Do you stage or digitally manipulate your photographs? No, i never stage my photos as i like to describe and capture what is happening in front of me. About manipulation, i only do some modifications on color balance, saturation and sharpness when needed, but no retouches or crops.
Who are your photographic influences? Scianna, Webb, Salgado, McCurry, Herwitt, Bresson
Did you learn photography at college? No, i've learnt all by myself, just reading and practicing.
Do you run into any trouble taking photographs of strangers? Not really, i always try to be polite and discrete and, anytime someone forbid me to be photographed, i say thank you anyway and walk away.
What advice would you give to someone starting in street photography? Never stop walking and observing everything, all the time!
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