The Hypnotically Beautiful Portraits of Marta Bevacqua

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All images by Marta Bevacqua. Used with permission.

“I was looking for some photos and drawings for my characters in a role-play game online, and when I finally found what I was looking for, I simply continued to browse on websites such as Flickr and DeviantArt, only because I loved looking at beautiful images,” says Marta Bevacqua about how she got into photography. Born in Rome in 1989, her fascination with the art form began in high school. After graduation in 2008, she dedicated all her time to this passion until it became a job.

By 2009, she was part of a collective exhibition in London. Marta then collaborated with Arcangel Images’s staff on book covers–and she continues to do this freelance. Eventually she became interested in fashion photography and did a campaign for Romeo Gigli Eyewear (2011) then started doing advertising campaigns.

Today, she is a fashion photographer–and after discovering her work on Behance we were hit with Cupid’s arrow. Her Instagram portrays lots of her personal work, which we’re positive you’re going to love too.

Phoblographer: Talk to us about how you got into photography.

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Marta: In reality, it happened by chance. I was looking for some photos and drawings for my characters in a role-playing game online, and when I finally found what I was looking for, I simply continued to browse on websites such as Flickr and DeviantArt, only because I loved looking at beautiful images. The step was easy, I just thought I could do the same thing.

Phoblographer: What got you into portrait photography?

Marta: I started with portraits, self-portraits and portraits of my friends and of my two sisters. Then, I did other things in the years, but I returned to portraits quite recently. I love the emotion that eyes can give.

Phoblographer: Your ideas vary a lot. Story of a Storm and A New Error look very different. Where do you get your inspiration from?

Marta: From many things: music, books, movies, other artists’ works. Or simply the things I look around. I just walk or go out in the evening, I look at something, and I have the idea.

Phoblographer: What gear do you use?

Marta: A canon 5D Mark II with a 50mm. That’s it!

Phoblographer: When you create your shoots, do you story board for or just direct? Why?

Marta: It really depends. Sometimes, I have a story board (for fashion it’s always like this, or also for more complicated shots). Other times, if I’m just inspired by a particular light or place, I just go with instinct.

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