I take pictures because it makes me feel good.
I like portraits: I love interacting with people and observing them through the lens, discovering aspects I never noticed before and being surprised on how this changes the way I see them, things and myself.
And when all this comes out of a picture, well, it is a good day...

If you are interested in purchasing the book of my exhibition of Laos and Myanmar you can find it here

twitter: @mariozanaria

P.S. small note on faves/comments/contacts on nudes: I do appreciate interaction with people and I think I am quite openminded.
However I will not accept my pictures to end up in "hot chicks/porn collections"
Thanks for understanding

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    Rossella Rasulo says:

    "Mario è uno di quegli uomini che pensi si siano estinti da tempo, perché di gentili come lui ormai non ne fanno più. Ma la prima cosa che noti, mentre sei su un tetto o in equilibrio su un albero davanti al suo obiettivo, non è la sua gentilezza ma la sua imprevedibilità. Perché sembra sempre tutto inaspettato e allo stesso tempo rassicurante ogni volta che si ha che fare con lui. E poi ha questo modo di far fotografie che quando ti rivedi nei suoi scatti quasi non ci credi e invece è proprio così."

    January 25th, 2013

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    pino piedimonte says:

    "...una fonte di ispirazione inesauribile!"

    January 26th, 2010

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    Maxwell Edison* says:

    "A true master of light and shadow"

    March 29th, 2009

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    www.dnurv.ca says:

    "zamario...in my view...one of the finest shooters of female nude imagery here or anywhere for that matter...bravo"

    March 6th, 2009

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    lobbiaz says:

    "Mi piace piu di quanto dovrebbe piacere un imagine. Quando vedo questo tipo di cose (arte), mi chiedo sempre dove la vita vera, s'è è qui, dietro della machina fotografica, danvanti o nel riflesso che c'è tra gli elementi !

    When you enter this stream, you just wonder why you like it more than you should. When you see this type of things called art and especialy his, you just wonder where is the real life : behind the camera or in front of it, or maybe in the reflection that there is in the middle of the world, like words, like meaning with no words.

    Long Life to Zamario !"

    January 21st, 2009

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    jeanpierre.latour says:

    "J'aime vraiment beaucoup ce que tu fais ! Bravo, nice to see your pics..."

    August 11th, 2008

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    Pasquale Maria Salerno says:

    "Mario has one of the most precious gifts: he's able to put people's energy, feelings, intimacy in his photographs.
    An eye trained to observe, to interact, to understand. And to respect.
    He shoots mainly with his brain and with his heart.
    That's what photography is all about. That's how not only a photographer, but a also a human being, should be."

    January 9th, 2008

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    Klængur Gunnarsson says:

    "All I can say is... Amazing! Great eye for photography and his black and whites are really good!"

    September 1st, 2007

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    Sputnik+ says:

    "Not yet a testimonial for this amazing stream? I'll start then. His stream is why I find flickr amazing, out of the blue you'll stumble on it, like in my case, to find a gem. I'm in danger of faving most of them. Great eye for details and compositiion is top notch."

    June 22nd, 2007

Mario Zanaria
November 2005
Milan, Italy
I am:
zamario [at] tiscalinet.it