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Enrico, the photographer exploring diversity through portrait photography

This is a series of blog posts dedicated to great photographers that are also contributing on Lobster. Read about the brilliant minds behind the camera, how photography mingles with their life and the stories behind their best shots. Who is Enrico? My name is Enrico, I’m 52 and I live in Bologna, Italy. I took…

This is a series of blog posts dedicated to great photographers that are also contributing on Lobster. Read about the brilliant minds behind the camera, how photography mingles with their life and the stories behind their best shots.

Who is Enrico?

My name is Enrico, I’m 52 and I live in Bologna, Italy. I took my first reflex shot in 2010 during a trip to Africa – and haven’t stopped since. I’ve always been a curious traveller, feeling the need to see and explore different ways of life. I think this approach is reflected in my photography, where I like to capture people’s stories with images.

I like to view the same people through multiple lenses so I can see how they, and the places they represent, look in different contexts, angles and light. This fascinates me, as I can explore different shades of the world.   

^1D928CBCE3A02746172D7C244CE569B3D2B4052DDD96663A88^pimgpsh_fullsize_distrI love taking photos of the places I visit, but it’s the people, their faces, their expressions and their way of life that attracts me the most. Humans are the real reasons that drive me to travel.

The stories behind the best photos

1. Vietnam

2A lucky seller in Hoi An, Vietnam. The fully open diaphragm and the High Iso (800) allowed me to take this shot free-hand with enough time for the image to remain still.

The light of night made a wonderful bokeh for me.

2. Woman in southern India

3In southern India, women are always the protagonists of family life; workers and mothers but always beautiful in their colorful clothes. India is a complex country that can not be explained and has to be seen and photographed.

3. Brothers

4I remember the rural and poor village of Laos. I took this photo thinking that I did not want to show the nakedness of these children; it seemed, to me, a violence.

The eyes of those who look at you with spontaneity always give me an emotion.

4. Monk

5This picture was taken in Chiang Mai Thailand. The young Bonzo was busy preparing for the celebrations of Loi KrathongThe point of view and the strong color contrast makes this shot one of my favourites.

5. Children

6I took this photo in Laos, on the border with Cambodia. These children played in the Mekong River. Often, an emotion is the result of an intuition and develops in a second, so you only have seconds to catch it.

Enthusiasm and joy, children are really the future of the world.

6. Man in Sulawesi

1Your eyes look fixed. They scrutinize and are curious, they draw you in like a magnet – you cannot resist. It is an interaction between the photographer and the subject that he lets himself discover. This man in Sulawesi is wrapped in the typical sarong toraja to shelter himself from the cold while waiting for a bus.

7. A young baby

7A young baby H’mong Flower that it is one of the many ethnicities of northern Vietnam. The sweetness of the look and the typical dress gave me a window into these people’s world. All children always wear a headset to protect their head from the cold – and this makes it clear how important and protected the children of this ethnic group are.

Enrico about diversity

Diversity is normal.
Man fits in the environments in which he lives, and in those environments he develops his culture and language – his way of being and living. I like to get in touch with people or people who keep their differences and peculiarities more intact and true, even though it’s sometimes hard to understand them all. But this difficulty to understand is perhaps what makes them so special in my eyes.

To celebrate Enrico story, we’ve created a unique collection of his work – take a look.

Other featured photographers in the series: Kristiana Pandere, the manipulation master,  Loic Lagarde is shooting at the crossroad of art and technique,  Jonas Anhede emotional and storytelling images, Igor, the Northen lights hunter, Sunny’s travel adventures and the Instagram Bucketlist Journey star Annette White.

To find thousands of gorgeous photos which all tell their own unique story, try searching Lobster for #passionpassport, #diversity, #people and #ethnic or explore our Galleries for high quality items.

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