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Damiano Moretti Photography - Drawing with Light

Since when really young, I've always travelled and explored.

Stepped in at 12, watching my father's passion for photography.
I started taking picture when I was 14, practicing with his Asahi Pentax, and 4 years later I graduated in commercial and still-life photography using 4x5" Large Format Camera Systems.

I was born and raised near Milan (Italy), in the late 70s, fed with movies and photography. Film era.

My first camera was a Zenit 122, on which I used to screw-mount my father’s 42x1 lenses. With my first earnings I bought different camera bodies and tested many photo formats. This was the moment I discovered the wonders of portrait and nature photography.

At that time I was using a Mamyia 645 and 6x7, the darkroom - not very wisely - was arranged directly in my bedroom and I spent years trying to acquire full control of the final result: with the film this never happened, not even when I moved my darkroom in a larger and more organized space at a friend’s house.
When travelling, I used to take with me a point-and-shoot compact camera while my beloved studio gear was always left home: I loved to travel light but, nonetheless, the deep need to document my travels made me sell everything to buy something suitable to travel with me: I could no longer live without.

My first Nikon was a F4s with two Nikon F2.8 pump-zoom lenses and, after a couple of years and many adventurous trips around Europe, I was ready to go digital.
First DSLR a Nikon d70, using same lens system. Then a Nikon d90. To me, this finally meant the full command of the photographic process: an absolute revolution that made me feel the complete ownership of my art instinct.

In 2003 I was working as freelance Photographer in the Fashion Industry, covering events, exhibitions and studio sessions.

In 2010 I started to sell my pictures and to partner with some DMOs and other stakeholders of the travel industry. In 2012 I launched Globetellers, the travel magazine I run with my partner.
Since then, we work as freelance mainly in the tourism field as content producers and marketing consultants.

I am currently living in London, working in a company as Product Photographer and Creative Designer, and as a professional freelance Travel Photographer as well.

CURRENT RIG:

Cameras: Nikon d800e
Nikon d750
Panasonic fz300
Gopro Hero 3

Lenses: Nikkor 50mm f1.8
Nikkor 28-70 f2.8
Nikkor 80-200 f2.80-200
Nikkor 200-500 f5.6 VR
Samyang 14mm f2.8

Flashes: Nikon sb 700

Tripod: Benro A2692TB1 - Manfrotto 546b - Jobi Gorillapod XL - Benro Monopod

Backapack: Lowepro Pro Runner RL450 - Lowepro Pro Tactic 450

Filters: Hoya UV Filters - Lee ND filters

HDD: Samsung External Storages

Interested in my work?

Prints

All the pictures on the website and blog are available in print and digital formats. Drop me an email for details, sizes and prices.

Hire Me

I am always looking to discover and document something new. New projects and new challenges are welcome. Contact me for details.

Photo Shoot Tours

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