Marta Bevacqua aka Moth Art is an Italian photographer based in Paris. She is mainly a fashion photographer but she continually works on her own personal artistic projects, which range in varied fields of photography, but almost always concentrating on people. And not just people, but emotive models in natural environments, which offer a wonderful merging of the beauty of the natural world with the beauty of humanity.
In this episode, Marta discusses:
-How she attempts to allow the viewers of her photographs to tell their own story — one that could change depending on the mood of the viewer.
-How she got her start with photography.
-The influence that nature had on her photography.
-How she just started taking pictures for fun, and how it slowly progressed into what she did for a living.
-Her advice to take your time, especially when you are in nature.
-How she chose the name “Moth Art.”
-How one of her hardest moments came when she decided that she wanted to make photography her job, yet she had no contacts and no prospects.
-If you are just starting out, that you should say “Yes” to almost every opportunity that comes your way, even if it doesn’t fit exactly into what you are trying to do.
-By saying “Yes” to many different opportunities, you can develop your taste and also learn what you love to do and what you hate to do.
-How difficult it was to move to Paris without having any contacts or knowing how to speak French.
-Why she chose to live in Paris as opposed to Milan, London, or New York City.
-How you don’t have to be confined to one geographic location, and how she feels free to move wherever she wants in the world now that she has already moved once.
-How when things started to click for her in Paris and life was going well, she saw a positive change in her photography.
-What photography and creativity brings to her life.
Marta’s Final Push will inspire you to go for your passions, and never, NEVER give up!
“What I try to do with my photography is tell stories that everyone can imagine.”
“The more you understand about light, the more you will be able to take good shots.”
“Once you move the first time, it’s so easy to move again.”
“Never give up. Never. If you really want to do it, you can do it.”
“Changing the world may be difficult, but not just realizing your dream.”
“The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials” by Philip Pullman