Magelio Venturi is an independent amateur photographer based in China but frequently travelling throughout Asia, America and Europe. He has worked on various photographic projects and his interests are in documentary, reportage and above all street photography because of its ability to capture the unposed and natural elements of life. Magelio also teaches street photography workshops in China and around the world.
Magelio’s photographs originate in the eccentricity of everyday’s life found in the turmoil of the streets. His photographs candidly encapsulate people in the random chaos of their environment, showing the funny, whimsical, absurd, ironic, surreal, or simple beauty of the banal.
Magelio reckons that street photography is an instinctive drive that keeps him inspired, curious and alert, constantly hunting for that decisive moment. Although Magelio’s early sources of inspiration were photographers such as Giacomelli , Cartier-Bresson, Lartigue, Frank, Riboud, etc., he has an even greater admiration for the contemporary street photographers of today whom he thinks have all contributed to elevating street photography to an art by itself.