My name is Marco Inzerillo and I am an Italian-German passionate self-taught photographer who lives and works in Miami. After many years of working in the financial industry in Frankfurt, I took the leap towards a new career and started transforming my passion for photography in a new challenging and rewarding activity. Photography is not only my obsession, but it has also given me a new sense of mission and identity, particularly after a devastating life-changing event. Photography allows me to make use of a universal language which allows me to create a narrative where words are redundant. Moreover, photography has taught me to train my eye to observe the ordinary to be able to see the extraordinary. I am truly convinced that the real instruments of a photographer are the photographer himself and his eyes, not the camera. Yet the camera sees the world differently than the eye and sometimes a photograph results more powerful than what the eye was intending to capture. This is the essence of the magic I try to capture: a beauty and a grace that I see with a dramatics and intensity that is impossible for the eye to record. I am also convinced that freezing in time the little, impermanent miracles occurring around us every instant is also a It is a mysterious process where serendipity is involved, an alignment of forces and circumstances which are outside of my control but that make a moment unique and worth to capture.
I approach my work with a curious and open-minded eye in search of all sorts of stories and possibilities. Mine is not only a quest for beauty but also a quest for the surreal and the extraordinary in the ordinary.
I am passionate about street photography: streets are for me a continuous source of inspiration and the optimal stage for the manifestation of the magic that most of us are unable to see nowadays but which occurs around us every moment. Street photography teaches me to be aware and to be here and now, and in this sense, it is a sort of a mysterious mindfulness exercise. It allows to unveil a new reality: it is almost like opening a third eye and capture the extraordinary beyond the ordinary. Finally, street photography offers great moments and opportunities without any need to travel far.
I am also very much intrigued by the uniqueness of human beings, their appearance, their gestures, their culture, as well as their social behaviors. I usually take pictures at people when they are not aware to be photographed, without mask or makeup so to say. In a world which is dominated by artificialness and by ideal self- representations, this is for me the only way to see their true self, their soul. I do not judge the subject that I photograph: they all are beautiful to me. They become the main characters of the unique and fantastic story I am trying to tell and I develop a special relationship with them after I have taken the picture, although I do not really know them.
I shoot both in color and black and white, but I think there is something powerful about black and white photography, a sense of reality and dramatics. I privilege frontal shots, the use of deep focus, harsh contrast and the mixing of natural and artificial elements, so that in some cases I leave the viewer with the impression to be watching at a painting or a collage. My images as a whole speak about the way I see the world around me: colorful or monochromatic chaos filled with hidden images I invite others to discover. My style of photography is documentary and cinematic. I try to show through my pictures how reach the reality surrounding us truly is. If I succeed in communicating the magic that I see, if I am able to touch the soul of the viewers and make them different persons for having seen it then I will have achieved my goal as a photographer.
My work will be exhibited in May 2019 at prestigious Adelson Galleries in Boston.