Updated: Jan 2, 2019
Meet Marta Bevacqua (@martabevacqua), a talented Fashion Photographer with a distinguished Italian taste (she is, in fact, from Rome) currently based in Paris.
"Creating imaginary things and worlds through photography, which faithfully represents the reality" is her mission.
Let's meet her.
Can you tell us a a little bit about yourself and what you do?
I am Marta, an Italian photographer currently based in Paris. I am a professional photographer and director, represented by Open Space Paris.
I mainly work in fashion, but I love working on my personal artistic and portrait projects.
When did your journey start?
I started taking pictures during high school and once I finished school I started dedicating myself full time to this passion, until it became a job. I got into fashion by chance a few years later and started working on some editorials, until I moved to Paris where I worked for fashion editorials and advertising campaigns.
What’s the idea behind your work?
I like telling stories through my photographs. It doesn't have to be the real story of the subject: it's about imaginary stories that viewers can invent each time, when looking at the pictures. At least, this is what I try to do. Creating imaginary things and worlds through photography, which faithfully represents the reality.
Tell us about the city you currently live in. Did you always want to move to Paris? How are you finding it there?
No, I never thought about moving to Paris before, I had to admit that I was a bit obliged to move there. I come from a little town next to Rome (Italy) and when I started working in fashion, I knew that I had to move in a fashion city (such as Paris, but also London, Milan, New York and others). I just decided to move abroad 'cause I wanted to try new things, and here we are.
I chose Paris because I've always loved the atmosphere of this city, and well, it was a good choice. I love living here and going to Italy on vacation :)
Do you have a personal life motto?
Never give up, go on. Even if sometimes I need to repeat it to myself quite often.
What kind of music drives you?
I love movies soundtracks.
Do you have any favourite film and why?
V for Vendetta is one of them. I love the atmosphere, the courage I would like to have and the adventure (but "modern") feeling.
What’s your favourite piece that you’ve created?
I don't have a favourite. I shoot a lot and each time I change my favourite.
How do you find inspiration on an average day? Do you have any rituals?
Yes, I go walking around the city or into parks alone. Then I stop, I smoke a cigarette, I listen to music, I chill and go back home walking as fast as I can.
Who’s your favourite contemporary photographer?
Paolo Roversi, for the atmosphere and the aesthetic of his images.
How is it to be a woman in the contemporary photography scene?
Not that bad. Honestly, I've always managed to go on and find my way in this field, even if the way is very long and I have so many steps still to do.
Which channels do you use to advertise yourself and your work?
Instagram is what is working better right now I guess, and yes, I use it a lot.
How did social media help you to promote your art?
Well, I get much more visibility once I publish online and right now it's quite important to be active on the web. I noticed that, more I am active on web, easier is to get noticed.
Do you have any advice to give to the new female entrepreneurs ?
Be active on web and if you want to do it, don't give up!
Thank You Marta! ;)