Fabio Pariante 19/11/2021

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

I started out as a 16 year old with a love for drawing and a keen interest in photography. I bought my first proper camera at 16 and within two years I was working in the industry as a full time assistant to a very good Irish photographer. These days I do a mixture of commissioned & personal work. Both actually centre around photographing people.

Bono, U2, Live Nation © Peter Rowen

I have of late started to play around with video and I have a number of personal projects in the pipeline. I have a few nice ideas for some documentaries I’d like to make. I’m currently in the process of finding backing for the first one.

2.What does your work aim to say?

I love to capture real moments. I’ve never really like the idea of ‘staging’ photographs. I guess I’m very much drawn to the documentary side of things. My aim is always to capture a stillness, a quietness in my photographs.

3.Where do you find inspiration for your art?

People Series © Peter Rowen

I love to look at pictures, both paintings & photographs. I realise that I’ve been doing it all my life. I was never a great reader. I was from a very young age always far more interested in pictures. When I started to take photographs I would have been very inspired by some the greats – Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Elliot Erwitt & Helmet Newton to name a few.

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