Insects and other animals by Marta Bevacqua
How did you learn photography?
I am mainly self-taught, after several years of experimentation I took two evening classes in Rome to complete my knowledge. Eventually I started working in fashion and so I did a quick training at Central Martins School in London.
What is your favorite camera to work with?
I work with the Canon 5D Mark II and I must admit that I love it, especially with my 50mm lens!
Has your work ever been exposed?
Yes, as a group or solo show. My photos have been exhibited very much in Italy (since I am Italian even if I work in Paris today) as in Rome, Perugia or Turin. In 2009 I participated in a collective exhibition in London. In what context did you produce your Insects and other animals series? It was a series I had in mind for a very long time, but I did all the catches at different times. I worked in Rome because I knew where to find the insects, which are all very real.
Why did you become interested in insects?
I admit not to “love them” but I find them so interesting. This happened one day by accident, I found a dead insect perfectly preserved and this was the origin of this series. Creating an interaction between my model and the insects was a real source of inspiration for me.
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