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My Hidden Ego Workshop  San Valentines Results

“The real task of a portrait is to bring out the psychological truth of the subject.” Nadar My Hidden Ego – The Psychology in portrait Workshop – February 14, 2015 Still Love Milan With the support of Manfrotto, Nikon and Broncolor. I am often asked to do workshops but I am always very reluctant about it because I put so much effort and research...

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Believe in your dreams My Hidden Ego Workshop

“I DON’T NEED THERAPY, I ‘SELFIE’ MEDICATE” I’m in the final process of the preparations for My Hidden ego workshop this Saturday. It’s all so full of life, exciting energies! I think about the set that I will put up, the sharing with people my passion, their passion: Photography. All this a few years ago was just a dream. If I think of my...

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L’Io Dentro Me – Psychology on potraiture Still Fotografia San Valentines

My Hidden Ego (L’Io Dentro Me) – Psychology on portraiture There are times in life when it looks like everything goes wrong, when things don’t turn out as planned, when looking into the mirror in the morning becomes increasingly difficult. All this disturbs our mental and physical balance, radically changing our perception of life. The perception of ourselves. My Hidden Ego is a special...

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Spazio Still “My hidden Ego” psychology in the art of portraiture with photographer Monica Silva

“My Hidden Ego” Workshop on psyichology in portraiture with Monica Silva. After the success “My Hidden Ego” workshop in Italy and abroad, the photographer Monica Silva continues her photographic experiments with lessons on the delicate issue of the inner self and the psychology in the art of portrait. One day to live and try different lighting techniques , make-up, styling and learn how to set up...

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The other way round

“There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that’s impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants.”  Arnold Newman   5 Golden Rules of Photography by Monica Silva Be curious. Observe. Inquire. Dip into it. Put yourself in...

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Lotto Sport shooting

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso In the last ten days I have had many works around venetian surrounds and one of them was a shooting for client Lotto Sport. Very soon a dedicated gallery will be available to tell in images the man behind Lotto. Stay by and show your love 🙂...

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Shooting Yourself Self Portrait with Attitude by Haje Jan Kamps

Shooting Yourself – Self portraits with attitude – ALSO AVAILABLE IN ITALIAN HERE CONTRASTO BOOKS One year or so, I was contacted by Haje Jan Kamps, author of many books and CEO of Thriggertrap, who saw my Flickr photo stream and asked to see my self portrait images for a special edition he was writing on the argument. At the beginning I was a...

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Casualties

I always walk looking around for something to catch my eyes and an opportunity to shoot. I was doing a job for a magazine when we were passing thru this exclusive fashion shop when I saw her. She was waiting for something, maybe a colleague to bring her some work. I did two shots before she turned her face in a way of not...

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Manfrotto School of Xcellence Portrait workshop

All is vanity and a chasing after the wind Vanity runs fast in our thoughts as time goes by. Contemplating a skull is like remembering our weakness. We have always been opposed to the void left by the Vanitas, we reject our human condition, seeking a form of staying connected to the memory. Photography thus helps us live longer making the image of a person, immortal....

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Sposiamo il Digitale Photography Seminars

Sposiamo il digitale – Riccione – November 2012 You don’t see the things you photograph, you feel them with your soul. Last week  the 18th edition of Sposiamo il Digitale photography seminars organized by Franco Russo and Nikon-Nital, took place once again in Riccione. 3 Days and 70 participants in my courses, sharing experiences and talks about lighting diagrams, portrait psychology and shooting with Profoto creative lighting...

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Family Album Snapshots

To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt. Susan Sontag The Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums I always look at family albums with curiosity. It’s supposed to be the best pictures from one’s life but also the will of  “freezing” moments...

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Hasselblad Open Studio Tokyo

Hasselblad Open Studio Tokyo featuring Monica Silva with ‘My Hidden Ego’ workshop A tribute to Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride. On June 26, 2012, a day dedicated to photography at the studios Ryu in Tokyo. The event organized by Hasselblad Asia, was lived with great intensity by the photographers, who alternated shooting sessions with Monica Silva and ‘My Hidden Ego’, workshop whose objective is...

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‘Obiettivo Antiquari’ FIMA

As announced in recent months, Monica Silva participated in the project FIMA Hasselblad to portray some of the most important Italian antiques dealers for the project Obiettivo Antiquari. We present the full gallery of portraits made by Monica Silva. More infos on see on Hasselblad Bullettin July 2012 After having announced in the Bulletin of last October, the collaboration agreement between FIMA and Hasselblad (Italian Federation...

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Victor Italy Hasselblad – December 2011

The special edition of Italy by Victor in December, is an overview of the photographers who have seen their work published in the online journal of Hasselblad in 2011 and on a special workshop held in Monopoli DGTales. Here you can download the magazine, browse through and find my photos directly to page 24-25 and the special of DGtales on page...

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Hasselblad Experience in Monopoli

Read about Monica’s work on Hasselblad Bulletin International We have just concluded event DGTales Hasselblad Experience in Monopoli, the story in the words of Monica Silva: “Two intensive days with unknown faces that suddenly I found myself in a deep union, in a peaceful sharing of souls. It is not easy to arrive at a deeper level of knowledge with people who you have...

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Hasselblad – workshop “The Ego Inside Me”

11th and 12th of November 2011, Monopoli (Bari) Workshop Psychology on Portrait organized by DGTales and Hasselblad “For a photographer, to transcribe with a camera a non obvious side of a person’s character is a gift, but also a long search. A shot becomes a work of art when it reaches the streghth of visual form expression. To get to such a level, the...

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