Let me introduce… Gaetano
If you want to be friend of a photographer, you’d better love being photographed. Not once, not twice, but every time you meet him/her. No matter what kind of photographer he or she is, a wedding photographer, a street & documentary photographer, or even a macro photographer, you (or your nose hair, if he/she’s a macro photographer) will always be a favourite subject. A few hard facts of life:
A model costs money. You don’t.
A model expects from you photos to her/his personal portfolio. You don’t even know what that is.
A model can have a bad day and be difficult to work with. You are supposed to be there for your friend and smile no matter what (if you’re a friend, that is).
Now, having recently moved to a new town, I don’t happen to have many friends within the range of my lenses, which is why I have to get the most out of those few so lucky to be my friends. Gaetano, just like me, is a geologist, an Italian (italiano verace) and a newcomer to this town, and he doesn’t even mind being in front of my camera!! As well as being a great guy to talk with (and even a good listener), generally funny and entertaining but serious and philosophical when it takes, Gaetano has one of the most expressive faces I’ve ever seen. It will be therefore my and only my fault if my pictures of him at some point should get boring. Here is a little tribute to you, Gaeta’..