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Michele Belloni was born in 1979 into an Italian family with deep roots in Tuscany. He took his first camera in hand as a child and decided not to leave it anymore.

He was initiated into the secrets of traditional photography by his beloved design professor, whom seeing him wasted for the artistic branch, invite… Read More
Michele Belloni was born in 1979 into an Italian family with deep roots in Tuscany. He took his first camera in hand as a child and decided not to leave it anymore.

He was initiated into the secrets of traditional photography by his beloved design professor, whom seeing him wasted for the artistic branch, invited him to sneak into a school’s abandoned darkroom where he taught and decided to teach him techniques and tricks of film developing and printing.

He realized that photography was intimately part of him and once his artistic studies in the historic heart of Rome ended, became qualified reporter from a well known local press agency.

Starting to see the world around him with different eyes, he soon realized that the daily truth was hidden under a veil of appearances that often prevent appreciate the power of the true things.

For this reason his first social reportage took place in a critical situation, in a dramatic moment and in a place that needs no introduction: the Naples district ‘Sanità’, the Italian equivalent of Argentina’s favelas.

Michele understood the importance of telling the human comedy that takes place every day on the stage of life and since then began to travel and he has no longer stopped until today where, with a backpack filled up with a few clothes and his trusty Leica cameras, he’s traveling the world to tell with a personal point of view the wonder that lies behind every moment of daily life.

Mainly influenced by photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Elliott Erwitt and William Klein, he is fond of both color or black and white and makes the simplicity of the moment his photographic style.

In addition to his personal work he loves to share the experience of street photography with friends and onlookers who follow him on Italian streets for whole days characterized by fun photographic situations. Read Less
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