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"If they think you're crude, go technical; if they think you're technical, go crude. I'm a very technical boy. So I decided to get as crude as possible."
- William Gibson, "Johnny Mnemonic"

"Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'." - Emmanuel Radnitzky (a.k.a. Man Ray)

"I'm known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get."
- Bruce Gilden

"Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics" - Susan Sontag

"I never know it all, I'm prepared to learn something each time" - John Geilgud

"I am eye. I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see." - Dziga Vertov

"Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it."
- Leon Trotsky

"Only you have ever understood me. … And you got it wrong."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"The camera shall be more an extension of your imagination, rather than your arm".
- ...

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From the Japanese boke ぼけ, "blur" it is a photographic term referring to the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens.[1] Different lens bokeh produces different aesthetic qualities in out-of-focus backgrounds, which are often used to reduce distractions and emphasize the primary subject. The effect itself is the circle of confusion, an image of the aperture convolved by the image itself.


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'Matteo' (English variant: Matthew - Spanish variant: Mateo)

Pronunciation: ma·tte·o [mah-THE-oh]
Origin: Derived from the Hebrew Matithyah, composed from matath "gift," and Yah, abbreviation of Yahweh "God."
Meaning: Gift of God
Form of: Matthaios (Greek)
Used in: Italian, English & Spanish speaking countries
Name Day/Onomastico: September 21st (in memory of St. Matthew the Evangelist)


Pronunciation: pho·tog·ra·phy [fuh-tog-ruh-fee]
Origin: It comes from two Greek words, ‘photo’ (light) and ‘graphy’ (draw).
1. A pure aesthetic art form combining shapes forms, including the interplay of light and shadow.
2. The art or process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces.
3. The art, practice, or occupation of taking and printing photographs.
4. A body of photographs.
5. A recording of light.

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Some music

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matteo preZioso weaponS of choice:

A N A L O G:


- (1959) Rolleiflex 3.5F w/ Carl Zeiss Planar 1:3.5 f=80mm
- (1951) Rolleiflex 3.5 Automat MX w/ Carl Zeiss Tessar 1:3.5 f=75mm


- (1957) Leica M3 "double stroke" w/ :
.) Ernst Leitz Summaron 35mm 1:3.5
.) Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm 1:2
- Rollei 35 (Made in Germany) w/ Carl Zeiss Tessar 1:3.5 f=40mm

- Olympus OM-1 (MD)
- Olympus OM-2n
.) Zuiko Olympus 50mm 1:1.4
.) Zuiko Olympus 24mm 1:2.8
.) Zuiko Olympus 35mm 1:2.8
.) Zuiko Olympus 100mm 1:2.8
.) Zuiko Olympus 135mm 1:3.5
.) Olympus t20 electronic flash

- Olympus Pen EES-2 w/ D. Zuiko f=30mm 1:2.8
- Olympus XA2 w/ D. Zuiko f=35mm 1:3.5
- Olympus E-3
- Zuiko ED 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5
- Zuiko ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro
- Zuiko ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6
- Zuiko ED 25mm 1:2.8 'pancake'
- 2x 'OM to 4/3' lens adapters w/ AF confirm &amp
- 2x 'OM to 4/3' lens adapters (standard)
- 3x Metz 48 AF-1
- 1x Metz 44 AF-40
- Lumiquest Pocket Bouncer (LQ101) Soft light

Light meters:
- Minolta Auto Meter IVF
- Sekonic L-398 (no batteries needed, oh yes)
- Gossen Lunasix 3

- Filters: skylight/UV, circular polarizer, infrared, red, green. yellow.
- Tripod: Manfrotto pro-series + fluid head (one of the best thing I own. trust me on that.)

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my music

my films

my network pt1 aka myspace

my network pt2 aka facebook (why not, just trying to keep up with the rest of the world).

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The Cinematic Orchestra To Build A Home

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"If hope lights off, then there will be no more light" - Greek proverb

Graffiti Kerkyra Style

I don't believe in heroes, but if I did, I'd have them in my top list:
- Buster Keaton
- Yoshihisa Maitani
- Federico Fellinin
This is all rather obvious, and I clearly should not have mentioned that.

Please do respect the copyright of the photos. You can contact me for questions related to them.

I am Male and That's none of your fucking business

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    The Naked Ape says:

    "Time passes us by in the blink of an eye which is why god made photographers, to bear witness and report the beauties and (sadly) horrors in the world. Thankfully dear Matteo prefers to choose the former and so allows us to see the most wonderful portraits.
    The things I like most about Matteo's work are - the emotional connection he brings to the pictures, his ability to bond with the subjects, his composition skills and lastly that he loves b&w.
    From Italy to London to South America he has documented life & love and always with passion, I always look forward to seeing your work, the new faces and places you meet and introduces us to and where ever you are I wish you happiness and good light.


    Hugh Hill"

    September 15th, 2017

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    David Olkarny Photography says:

    ""Powerful and coloful gallery
    This guy knows what he's doing
    his photos are amazing and you must watch his gallery right now!""

    February 1st, 2010

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    Kees van Mansom says:

    "Matteo is a brilliant photographer with a great eye for composition. I have been following his stream for 18 months now and I consider his stream as one of the most interesting on Flickr. Great portraits, both on film and digital, with a good eye for the surroundings. But also excellent documentary work, like his series of Columbia and his street photography. We share our love for - or should I say addiction to - the old Olympus OM system and film and his stream is a show case of the potential of the system. Can't wait for his next upload!"

    August 4th, 2009

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    matthias pistner says:

    "Matteos pictures are just amazing. He is the master of the dslr with om lenses combination. Definitely one of my favourites on flickr."

    February 5th, 2009

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    Seventh Medium says:

    "Matteo is a brilliant photographer with a unique vision for portrayal of characters.

    Brilliant, keep up the good work."

    January 12th, 2009

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    J A Mortram says:

    "Great shots, great gear, great attitude, great guy and a great hero list : )"

    December 27th, 2008

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    marcin bruzik says:

    "truely amazing photographs, original, creative i love this work! very inspiring ... ! ...
    My new favorite photographer on Flickr!
    - olydream -"

    September 26th, 2008

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    Lee Jordan. says:

    "You know when you flick through a photostream ,and you think to yourself...Damm i wish i could photos like that !!!... this IS that photostream."

    September 14th, 2008

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    <JM> says:

    "a multi-talented photographer with a sharp eye"

    August 26th, 2008

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    郑忠强 says:

    "Matteo is such a gifted photographer. Hope someday I can take pics as good as his."

    August 17th, 2008

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    mvsaun says:

    " Matteo & I share the same name & almost the same birthday !
    He is an amazing photographer and a humble soul who is very passionate about his work.
    I think this is reflective in his style and approach to his subjects ..
    When you have respect for those who you photograph it will show in that finished piece of work..

    Your counter part in San Francisco

    July 26th, 2008

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    chia_renton (chiara esposito) says:

    "for sure one of my favourite photographer on flickr..."

    July 15th, 2008

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    DanMud says:

    ""The future belongs to the analog loyalists""

    March 19th, 2008

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    Jane Hoskyn says:

    "Matteo's live music photos rule the world. I am going to steal his brain and start taking those pics myself."

    November 26th, 2007

Matteo Prezioso
November 2007
Bogotá, Colombia
I am:
Professional Photographer
Matteo Prezioso Photography