"I chose a mirrorless system because it allows me to be both more discreet, and more responsive in grasping the emotions that I want to tell with my photography"
"Ultimately my photographic research always focuses on man. If I were forced to give a definition I would most likely use the term social, although in a very wide sense of the term. Everything about man interests me, from his emotions to his relationship with the environment.”
Amedeo is the founder and director of Witness Journal; an editorial project launched in 2007 that promotes photojournalism and general photography through a series of editorial initiatives and social training.
His photographic career is divided among personal research projects, editorial projects and corporate type activities for some of the most important international brands. In 2015 he was chosen to carry out the official portraits of Expo 2015 in the EXPO People project.
About / Biography
Ever since, as a student, he began to travel the world armed only with a backpack, camera and notepad, Amedeo developed his interest for information, which first led him to become a professional journalist, therefore to support his pen with a reflex.
His photographic work is intense and constantly active on several fronts, from personal to commercial projects, to a number of side activities such as RiScatti, a social project of photographic training, which then became an exhibition displayed in the Milan Contemporary Art Pavilion in 2014 and 2015.
After carrying out the publishing Expo People project for the preparation of Expo Magazine in 2015, Amedeo is currently working on a story of customs on so-called influencers, and is finalizing two long term projects dedicated to BDSM and street photography.
How do you describe yourself as a photographer?
In one word I would say eclectic. I think it is a natural reflection of my character and in particular of my curiosity. If photography is a form of expression it seems to me quite natural that the photographer's point of view is always the starting point. For better or for worse.
Last year you created a peculiar publishing project. I’m referring to Expo People: 6 months of interviews and portraits of the visitors of the universal exhibition of Milan. What can you tell us about it?
We dealt with a great challenge above all for its duration. We published more than 180 portraits and interviews with the aim of providing a glimpse of the visitors to EXPO 2015. I’m happy with the result: I had a simple photograph in mind, spontaneous that told a story about the people, the context and its change over time.
Your activities in the field of photography are many, how do you find time for everything?
You'd have to ask those who live or work with me, in reality I do nothing more than develop in all the ways I know my passion for photography and journalism. Fortunately, I am not alone, the team and the editorial staff of WJ leave me time to carry out my projects and for the training activities.
What are you currently working on?
Aside from the corporate projects, during the year I hope to conclude two long-term projects that I have undertaken for more than seven years. The one on BDSM in particular required a great effort from all points of view. To gain the confidence necessary to carry out this project was often much more difficult than I expected as well as develop a point of view on what my story was telling. I also had quite a long fight with myself to be able to get an idea free from prejudice.
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