Interview with photographer and filmmaker Maurizio Di Nassau

Don’t chase the latest trends nor the latest technology: develop a vision, get inspired and make meaningful art.

Tell us about yourself and what you do
My name is Maurizio Di Nassau and I am a photographer and filmmaker from Italy. I started photographing at the age of 8 and I never stopped. My work is mainly focused on meaningful, dramatic-styled portraits. I also teach photography.

Who has inspired you in your life and why?
My inspirations are various: from the great painters and their use of light and colors, such as Caravaggio and Rembrandt, to contemporary and past photographers and cinematographers. I love Hong Kyung-pyo’s cinematography, Eugenio Recuenco’s photography, Gregory Pardlo’s poetry, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s personality. I believe inspiration comes from mixing many sources from different disciplines.



What is your greatest achievement so far?
I had the chance to exhibit my work in one of the most important Italian museums, called Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, directing a documentary called “La gente di Napoli – Humans of Naples” that won several prizes and features many internationally known artists. Still, I think that my greatest achievement was to inspire thousands of students who follow my lessons – that is the thing I am most proud of!

Do you have any tips for our readers that are trying to break in the industry?
Don’t chase the latest trends nor the latest technology: develop a vision, get inspired and make meaningful art. Convey a message with your work. Speak with your heart.

https://www.dinassau.com – Instagram @di.nassau

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