I’m Enrico Belli and I am a professional wedding photographer, but it has not always been the case. As all children I used to rummage among the things of adults , especially among those of my father and I remember I often did two things secretly: to pull off his first guitar from a canvas bag, a very unique thing, It was a classical guitar , turned into a real electric one. It didn’t sound good, It was a guitar made by a carpenter and an electrician , but it’s an artwork. The other thing I usually did was to take his camera bag from the closet , take off everything that was inside like the camera , the lenses and the accessories , to touch them and then to put all them back ,
because I didn’t know what to do with those objets. I was only strongly attracted to them . When my father realized what I used to do , he taught me the riff of “Satisfaction” and the rudiments of photography. Since then, music and photography have always accompanied me. However I did not begin my job with photography, I studied Cinema, at one point I thought it was my vocation, but by time, I felt the need to bring everything back to the essence, I had to synthesize in order to concentrate emotions, so that’s why I came back to photography: to blow up the action and feelings in a frame .. I’m still looking for that picture!
LEARNING TO BE FREE
Anyway Cinema taught me the importance to be a storyteller. So becoming a wedding photographer gave meaning to everything I did during my path, I realized that by the time, I wasn’t born so determined. At 8 years I didn’t say “I want to be a photographer,” but I heard my passions and desires, and I follow them, thanks to my family too.
At the beginning they didn’t understand, but they always let me ride my own way even during uncertain steps. Now you could think “What a spoiled baby!” but don’t do that. I’m talking about freedom, I’m talking about teaching someone how to became a free human being, it is not something you can buy.
THE DRAWER OF MEMORIES
Photography has many functions in the present world and in the life of each of us. It can be a drawer full of memories where to find people and loved places, grandparents who are gone or school friends who grew up, your first girlfriend! A drawer full of pictures opens the door to strong feelings and a range of countless emotions .. It’s not something to do every day, you have to be prepared.Photography is testimony, a way to give voice to the voiceless, a way to tell the truth, to protest, to denounce. Photography can talk about love and violence,it can be cruel and extremely sweet, sometimes it’s ilarious, sometimes it’s a bitter smile, just like each of us.Photography is also the one that sells your breakfast cookies or your summer trip. In each of these cases the communication is the ground from which to start. Even if photography is also a technological challenge, there is no cameras (It doesn’t matter how expensive or technologically advanced it is) that can communicate the feelings, only the man or woman who looks into the viewfinder is able to do that.
I’ M NOT ALONE
Yes, this guy in the pictures it’s me, the photos were taken by a person who doesn’t understand the difference between aperture and shutter speed,but she is, without her knowledge, a talented photographer as well as being the partner of my life, my first judge and my biggest fan, she is the one who supports me and put up with me , in short, she’s the special ingredient of life that you can not do without.
I never work alone, but together with another constant of my life, Marco Tani, a friend, a brother, a great photographer. We have always shared the greatest passions, and together we have created our studio, with him I share the rewards and difficulties of a profession we love so much.
Ok, now it’s your turn. If you came up to here, the next step is to contact me. Let me know something about you…