ME & MR. BRAINWASH

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The first time I’ve run into a Mr. Brainwash stencil I was in Paris with my wife. I was amused by the image of that man in a hat carrying a movie camera not far from a big size OBEY Angela Davis portrait. I took a couple of shots of Mr. Brainwash’s stencil. I like it. Two years later Mr. Brainwash would become a world famous street artist with his first personal exhibition in LA, Life Is Beautiful (2008). Almost thirteen years later, I have met by chance Mr. Brainwash in person, in front of Deodato Art Gallery, the  location he chose for his first Italian solo exhibition, Milan Is Beautiful. We said hello. We shook hands. And I told him about the discovery of the stencil in Paris in 2006. Very naturally Mr. Brainwash lent himself to an impromptu photo session in the street. Five shots – only one slightly blurred. Then each on his way…

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LIVE ACT PHOTO SERVICE

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Are you in Milan with your band for a live show/showcase or a recording session?

I am a photographer/essayist/music journalist, member of f/50 The International Photography Collective.

I’ve been in the music business for more than twenty years. Now, I am a columnist for Swiss Pnp Magazine and for Indiana Music Magazine and a contributing author/photographer for Fuji X Passion and Olympus Passion magazines.

In my ROCK MUSIC ARCHIVES you can find people like Iggy Pop, Chris Cornell & Soundgarden, Wayne Kramer & MC5, Soft Machine and indie/underground musicians too.

If you are tired of the usual boring photo sessions, please contact me. In addition to the live performance I can also photograph all the soundcheck & backstage situations. (Photo: Me and Zara McFarlane at Blue Note, Milan, 2018 – by Federico Ramponi)

CONTACT: ceschimatteo@gmail.com

FASHION SHOTS WITH MY HOLGA LENS

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Some backstage shots for Lucio Costa ‘s FW 18/19 made with my old Canon 1100D + HOLGA 60mm f8. Model: Barbora Vesela Volpe.

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PLUG N’ PLAY & ZARA MCFARLANE

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My shot for Swiss music magazine Plug n’play ‘s cover (N°11, May 2018). The shot of amazing jazz singer Zara McFarlane was taken with Olympus OM-DE-M5 + Zuiko 17mm f2.8. Post-production by Federica Beffumo.

LONESOME ROAD

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Joe Valeriano’s Lonesome Road promotional photo session in Milan Porta Genova, mid May 2015. “Gooddamn right, friend, you got the Blues!” [Nikon 1 J2]

GYPSY BOY A.K.A. SNATCH

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Gypsy Boy a.k.a. Snatch (self-portrait), Milano, late June 2015 [Sony α3000]

A couple of shots inspired by Guy Ritchie’s Snatch character Mickey O’Neil.

ROIPNOL WITCH STARLIGHT TOUR 2016

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I’m proud to announce my collaboration with Italian all-girls rock band Roipnol Witch. For the Starlight Tour poster the band chose one of the shots I took (with FujiFilm X30 and Canon 1100D) in late February in Milano during our photo session for March issue of Indiana Music Magazine. And the best is still to come…