Amorgos, June 2011 – Roberto Meazza, a well know italian photographer from Milano, he did a number of cover pages of famouse magazines, recently visited Amorgos again as a participant at Yperia 2011. Roberto generously sent us some of his new and older pictures, he took at his earlier visits on Amorgos – and we had the chance to have an interview with him.
Q: When did visit Amorgos for the first time? how many times you habe been on Amorgos since your first stay?
My first visit to Amorgos was summer 1973 the hippie-time, Aegiali was full of them, at that time i took very few bad photos – sorry i don’t know anymore where the are left. I returned in 1992 and 1993 all the color photos i gave to you are from that time. I Came back in then again 2009, 2010 and 2011 – see the black/white photos. I saw the big change, specially with the tourism in the last 15 year, but out of the main season Amorgos is still very beautiful!
Q: When did you start as a photo journalist?
I start with photography at beginning of the 70-ies and became professional photographer at around 1975
Q: What countries and locations did you visit?
I was travelling very much, visited more than 75 countries – one of my favorite place is still Greece. Of course, India, Birmania Balkan ex Jugoslavia, Copoverde islands, the island of Lamu in Kenia, Lofoten island in Norway and of course Italy „il bel paese“, anywhere you go its full of art-culture.
Q: People say it is easy to take “good” pictures on Amorgos, do you think it is true?
Amorgos is very photogenic and now with the digital era everybody takes a huge number of pictures and many are good, but the very best are less.
Q: Do you prefer any special subject of photography?
My favorite subject are landscapes, people specially in ther environment.
Thank you, Roberto. We hope to see you again soon!
See Roberto’s pictures of Amorgos