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Name: Edoardo Agresti
Bio: Born in Florence, Edoardo inherited his father’s passion for travel and for photography so much so it became his profession. Edoardo’s travels began at the age of 9 (he has travelled on more than 130 expeditions all over the world) and has allowed him to develop a special sensitivity in his mind and heart allowing him to grasp reality in all its beauty and depth.
His photography is reportage - whether it be a trip, a wedding or a backstage event. His meetings with important international photographers has allowed him to grow and learn to photograph in relation to his subject. The advice and teachings of Steve McCurry on the study of light were valuable lessons and left an indelible mark on his way to shoot photography. For the last several years, Edoardo’s photography has been undergoing a new change under the influence of new photographers such as Paolo Pellegrin and his ways of telling stories and Micheal Ackerman for his perception of reality.
Edoardo is a member of important international associations: Wedding Photojournalistic Association, Artistic Guild WPJA, ISPWP. These associations are some of the most important associations that welcome American and British photographers after careful screening and only select the best international photographers that shoot wedding photography in reportage style. Edoardo is also founder of Best of Wedding Photography.
Edoardo has also participated in reportage photography and wedding photography in numerous events, seminars and workshops in Italy, in 2013 and in 2014 he was invited as a speaker in Spain and in Brazil in some of the most important conventions on wedding photography in the world.
Edoardo and his team of wedding photographers have been requested all over the world by the most important international wedding planners: Perth (Australia), St. Petersburg (Russia), New Orleans, New York, Bozeman (USA), Puerto Vallarda (Mexico), London, Brighton, Oxford (UK), Paris (France), Lagos (Nigeria), Edinburgh (Scotland) and others.
Career Highlight #1: National Geographic contest winner, Winner Spider B&W contest, winner Master Cup USA, mentions Hipa
Career Highlight #2: Photographer of the year 2011 AgWedding Photojournalistic Association, POY 2008-2009-2011 Weddin in Italy
Career Highlight #3: Winner 2016 WPPI in Las Vegas first place wedding album
Age you took your first photo? What camera did you use? I was 9 years old with my father that gave me a Nikon F
When did you realize that you wanted to be a professional photographer? I would to be a photographer when I was ten and my friends asked me to take them photos when there were at school
Who inspires you? In the past I loved Steve McCurry photography, but now I really change my approach and I love Paolo Pellegrin, Michael Ackerma, Daniel Berheulak photography
What camera do you use to capture most of your work? Nikon D4 and D750
If I could photograph anyone in the world, alive or deceased, it would be…. Napoleone
What do you do when not taking photos? I take photo almost every days. In my free time I like to spend it with my children, but often taking photos of them
Favorite place on Earth? The country where I live Italy
One piece of advice for someone at the beginning stages of their photography career? Culture! Take your camera and start to phoptograph, but never stop to study contemporary or past Photographers. Buy photography books, go to photography festival, see show and exhibition. It's important to grow up to know it
How do you "Live The Moment"? I do not 'Live the moment'. I have to photograph it for living it