Mainly a stage photographer and particularly in the world of dance, Lorenzo has started a little by chance by photographing the Argentine tango about twelve years ago. Slow dancing intrigued him to the point of exploring new forms of dance, from contemporary to classic. Now, he has a challenge to freezing the most beautiful moment in dancers life!
Following this successfully experience, he kindly agreed to share some of his thoughts of being a international renewed professional ballet photographers, with Ballet Magazine ballet lovers community, that you can find below. Also we are gladly invite you to find her very professional work on https://lorengatto.wixsite.com/lorenzogatto
Lorenzo Gatto is the 2nd prize winner of Ballet Magazine Romania’s “Professional Ballet Photography 2021” contest
Who is Lorenzo Gatto? Please, introduce yourself in a few words.
Lorenzo is a stage photographer and particularly in the world of dance, who started a little by chance by photographing the Argentine tango about twelve years ago.
Why ballet photography? Was it your first choice?
Slow dancing intrigued me to the point of exploring new forms of dance, from contemporary to classic, today became a challenge to freezing the most beautiful moment.
What is, in your opinion, the most important thing in dance photography, generally speaking, and in ballet photography, in particular? The model, the context, the movement?
I think all three are essential to get good dance photography, but I believe that the emotion a dancer can give is the most important thing of all.
What would be your advice for a young ballerina who needs a portfolio? There is a secret to success?
I would say to rely on a professional photographer who can give you the right advice.
If you should present three ballet photos representative for you, except the ones submitted in the contest, which will be?
I think it will be the photos that I still have to take in the future.
How important are contests for you? Do you think that the ”Professional Ballet Photography Contest”, organized by Ballet Magazin and which is at its second edition, helps to the popularity of that form of art?
I hardly send photos to competitions, but, in the case of your competition, I got involved because I saw that the photos will be judged by a very qualified jury.
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