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WePhoto - 2016 - Portrait - Vol 2.

Publisher. “Mario Bunčuga

Cover By. “Domenico Monteleone


WePhoto Portrait Dear all, I am very proud to introduce our new collection ‘The Series’. It was not so long ago that we had launched the first Editorial Team / Readazione Mario Bunčuga: Editor Mario Bunčuga: Art Director Pankaj Anand: Proof Germana De Chellis: Portrait Group Leader

eBook that included the photographic work of the 15 administrators, who at that time were contributing to manage the ‘WePhoto’ group. Since then, we have published more than 50 eBooks, a special edition work called ‘Calendar 2015’ and two calendars in 2016. The Series is made up of different eBooks, each of them related to a specific photographic genre. The one in your hands is the second thematic book on Portrait Photography. Every year we bring together the best authors from Italy and abroad sharing their works at our WePhoto Group. This sequence of the finest images in portraiture is a result of same endeavour from us. . This one is Second of the Series on Portrait 2016. We hope you will enjoy their art, subscribe to our editions and help us spread the word.

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We are all so excited and happy to be able to collect such beautiful images and, most of all to be able to share them with a wide audience. Please spread it across by sharing, and recommend wherever you can to download these free eBooks from our webpages and links Do make sure to leave your feedback on the eStores — a 5-star rating would be greatly appreciated. This is how you may help us grow and share our passion for photography!! In this eBook you can also find the links to our Facebook Groups - WePhoto and WePhoto Portrait. Come and join, invite friends to share and enjoy some of the best images from around the world.

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Special thanks and Credits Special thanks to Germana De Chellis, Chief of WePhoto Portrait Page/Group, who helped me in selecting images, contacting authors and collecting materials. She is always available putting things together in the back office. Thanks to all authors who made this volume a great collection with their contribution. Thanks to our staff too, which is constantly managing and taking care of the group with its 11 thematic pages and online magazines.

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Thanks to my admin colleagues for their patient dedication. All this time that I have been away from the routine management of our network, they are the ones who manage everything for the group. I have no words to express my gratitude for the wonderful work they do every day with great passion and commitment.. WePhoto Network the Founder Mario BunÄ?uga

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Copyright All rights are reserved to WePhoto, Mario Bunčuga for this entire eBook and to single authors for their individual photographs included in the related chapters. This book can be downloaded for free and distributed freely only as a whole. The images and text are exclusive property of the authors who might authorize their use if they so wish, if contacted personally in advance. You may also order a print version coffee table book from our link through Peecho online print service. Any misuse or otherwise will be prosecuted through the prevalent rules on the subject of copyright. © 2016 WePhoto © 2016 Lillo Bonadonna

© 2016 Mario Buncuga © 2016 Andrea Marchini

© 2016 Patrizia Moretti

© 2016 Natalia Arantseva

© 2016 Claudio Tonin

© 2016 Wil Vestjens

© 2016 Domenico Monteleone

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Nulla di più “personale” di un ritratto. Una tecnica non facile, perchè il ritratto non deve essere solo “un immagine”. Deve cogliere l’Essenza dell’individuo ritratto. Sia una dolce fanciulla dagli occhi languidi, un Rude vecchio con la pelle segnata dal tempo, o un bimbo con gli occhi tristi, il Ritratto deve colpire, deve farti perdere in quello sguardo, dolce o smarrito, devi cogliere il sogno di quella dolce fanciulla, o il sapore amaro della sofferenza. Osservate a fondo questi occhi. Ognuno nasconde un profondo sentimento.

For us, the human beings, there could be nothing more ‘personal’ than a portrait. You look through a pair of eyes and you will find everyone hiding some deep emotions. Making of a portrait involves intricate techniques, observant eyes, and a creative mind because a portrait is not supposed to be just an image. It has to hold the essence of every individual personality. Whether it is a sweet girl with languid eyes, a rude old man with skin marked by time, or a child with sad eyes, their portrait has to strike the conscience of a viewer. It must make them lose their heart. Your job as the photographer is to seize the dream of that lovely girl or make the viewer feel the sourness of suffering. Mario Buncuga November 2016

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LILLO BONADONNA Caltanissetta. Italy

illobonadonna.wixsite.com/lillobonadonna www.facebook.com/lillo.bonadonna 1x.com/member/lillobonadonna Pratico la Fotografia da oltre 25 anni specializzato nella Foto Artistica Analogica di paesaggio Bianco e Nero di camera oscura, studioso dell'inventore del Sistema Zonale Ansel Adams.  Oggi pratico la Fotografia Bianco e Nero in Camera Oscura digitale, adottando ugualmente tale tecnica appresa, ovviamente saltando alcuni passaggi quale sviluppo e stampa.  Pur rimanendo fedele al Monocromatico, mi avvicinai alla fotografia di Reportage, oggi comunemente chiamata "street".., fino ad specializzarmi nella fotografia di Ritratto. 
 Nel Ritratto una delle cose importanti per me è riuscire ad interpretare gli occhi dei soggetti, infatti tutto il mio lavoro anche tecnico delle luci, si concentra su questa bellissima e comunicativa parte del viso, ad interagire con i modelli di fronte all'obbiettivo creando un feeling un empatia , solo cosi credo si possa ottenere un buon risultato. Non importa la bellezza fisica di una modella, ma quello che riesce a trasmettere. 

Nel mio lavoro nel ritratto insieme ad una attenzione tecnica nella gestione delle luci, punto sulla scelta di un soggetto che emani carisma, piuttosto che una bellezza fisica fine a se stessa.


I practiced photography for over 25 years having specialized in artistic analog photos of black & white Landscapes based on Zone System introduced by Ansel Adams. Since then I have now migrated to digital darkroom to process my black and white photographs, but still following the same old technique, obviously skipping some steps used in developing and printing.
 While staying faithful to monochrome, I later got in to Reportage -now commonly called Street- until I developed a keen interest in Portrait photography. In portraiture the most important thing to me is understanding the eyes of the subject. I feel that my focus on this beautiful and expressive part of a face makes my lens interact with model even better. This brings about empathy that helps me produce the desired effect. In my portraits the other significant factors are focus on management of lights and choice of subject that together emanate a far greater charisma than the physical beauty of model.  10


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ANDREA MARCHINI La Spezia, Italy

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Nato e cresciuto a La Spezia città Ligure, fotografo amatoriale inseguo da sempre il desiderio di scoprire,il gusto di catturare ma soprattutto la voglia di emozionare. La ricerca dei dettagli, chiarezza e particolare sensibilità con cui scelgo le mie immagini sono alla base di ciò che intendo rappresentare. Scelgo la via delle emozioni, ne faccio mezzo di comunicazione e strumento di vita. Scelgo quei contrasti che sanno toccare il cuore delle sensazioni cercando di dare spazio alla dolcezza e contrastando le spigolosità.


Born and raised in Ligure city of La Spezia, as an amateur photographer I always had a desire to chase, discover, capture beauty in all its fervor and with this excite the viewer. The quest for detail, clarity and sensitivity make the basis for an aura that I intend to create through my images. I make emotions my means of communication and also an instrument of life. I choose those contrasts who know touch the heart, tring to give space to the sweetness and combating angularity. 22


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DOMENICO MONTELEONE Padova, Italy

www.facebook.com/monteleonephoto 500px.com/monteleonephoto instagram.com/dmontele www.monteleonephoto.it

Sono trascorsi quasi 30 anni da quando chiesi a mia mamma di comprarmi la mia prima macchina fotografica usa e getta. Il risultato non fu dei migliori, ma è stata la prima volta che mi sono emozionato nel tentare di racchiudere il mondo all'interno di un piccolo rettangolo. Ho fatto la gavetta in analogico con la Yashica FX-3 Super prima di approdare al mondo digitale nel 2003. I ritratti femminili ed il glamour sono i due generi in cui sento di esprimere al meglio la mia sensibilità artistica. Quando ritraggo una donna, provo ad andare oltre il suo aspetto fisico, cercando di catturare le sue emozioni ed il suo stato d'animo, la storia celata dai suoi sguardi.


It has been nearly 30 years when I asked my mother to buy me a camera. The result was not great but it was the first time when I was excited in attempt to enclose the world within a small rectangle. I made my way in analog with the Yashica FX3 Super before coming to the digital world in 2003. The female portraits and glamor are the two genres in which I am able to express my artistic sensibility to the best. When I portray a woman, I try to go beyond her physical aspect, trying to capture her emotions and mood, a past hidden by her appearance. 34


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PATRIZIA MORETTI Perugia, Italy www.facebook.com/PatriziaMorettiPhoto/

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Nasco fotograficamente 5 anni fa. Sono una fotografa non professionista di Perugia (Umbria – Italy ) e inizio, per gioco a scattare paesaggi e dettagli nei miei WE in toscana, usando una compatta da pochi euro senza alcuna nozione tecnica, poi, sempre per gioco entro nella comunità di Fb e lì, alcuni fortuiti incontri mi portano ad apprezzare la fotografia intesa come mezzo di espressione. Inizio a gestire un gruppo fotografico, nascono amicizie con fotografi professionisti e il mio interesse si sposta dalla fotografia paesaggistica al Ritratto. il mio primo set con una modella risale all’Ottobre 2012, più per gioco che per scelta. Il vero inizio consapevole è di Luglio 2013, data in cui ho scattato il mio primo set di nudo e glamour. Da allora il mio percorso professionale con Modelle professioniste e/non non si è mai fermato, ottenendo pubblicazioni cartacee e On Line in Cataloghi e riviste specializzate.


I started photography five years ago. I am a nonprofessional photographer of Perugia (Umbria, Italy) and started shooting landscapes of WE of Tuscany casually using a budget compact camera and no technical knowledge. Then some fun encounters in the Facebook communities lead me to appreciate photography as a strong medium of expression. I started to manage a photo group, got to expand my circle of friends with professional photographers and my interest shifted from Landscape to Portrait photography. My first set of photos with models came out in October 2012 more by chance than a choice. The real beginning was marked by the release of my set of nude and glamor work in July 2013. Since then my career with professional models, publications, online catalogs and magazines has never looked back.2 46


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NATALIA ARANTSEVA Mumbay, India

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A native to Russia, I live and work in Mumbai, India with my own studio. Known more as a creative and conceptual portrait photographer I do commercial work and regularly conduct photography workshops overseas. An avid reader of the childhood I learned about far away countries and the adventures associated with them. This made me into an eager traveler. India being the first in my list I landed in here and now for more than a decade I am settled in Mumbai. Photography has made the most interesting journey for me so far and the best way to explore and express myself. 58


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CLAUDIO TONIN Venezia, Italy

facebook.com/claudio.tonin.9 facebook.com/claudiotoninphoto/ claudiotoninphotography.tumblr.com/ instagram.com/claudio.tonin57/ Claudio Tonin nasce a Venezia nel 1957, grazie ai propri genitori, amanti dei viaggi, sin da ragazzo ha occasione di girare l'Europa. A 18 anni scopre la magia della camera oscura e, dal quel momento, inizia il suo amore per la fotografia, in particolare la fotografia di viaggio. Negli anni visita piÚ volte tutti i Paesi Europei e successivamente, spinto da una costante fame di conoscere ed esplorare, visita diversi altri Paesi extra-europei, tra i piÚ importanti: Stati Uniti, Cuba, Messico, Brasile, Sud Africa, India del Nord, Nord Africa, Tanzania e Kenya, Indonesia e Myanmar. Prossimi viaggi fotografici: Rajasthan e Etiopia. Da circa due anni ha deciso di crescere qualitativamente nella fotografia, passando ad attrezzature di fascia professionale e dedicando molto tempo all'apprendimento delle tecniche di post-pro it duzione. Il suo genere preferito è la ritrattistica sia in studio che street, in particolare etnica.


Claudio Tonin was born in Venice in 1957.  Thanks  to his exploration-loving parents,  he as a boy  had tremendous opportunity to  travel around E u ro p e .  A t  1 8  h e d i s c o v e re d  t h e m a g i c  o f darkroom and, from that moment, he began his love for photography, especially travel photography.  Over the years,  he several times went around  all over the Europe and subsequently, driven by a constant hunger  to  learn  and explore,  visited  several  non-European countries, among the most important: United States, Cuba,  Mexico,  Brazil,  South Africa,  Northern  India,  North Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, Indonesia and Myanmar. His next  trail is slated for  Ethiopia  and Rajasthan (India).  For nearly past two years he  has  decided to grow  qualitatively  in photography  to  acquire professional range of equipment and dedicate much time to learn the techniques of  post-production.  His  favorite genre is  portraiture  both in the studio and street,  specially with varied ethnicities. 70


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WIL VESTJENS Venlo, Netherlands

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photographer and photography and film was like a red thread always within our family. With his ‘Rolleicord' my dad taught me how to use the camera and that’s what I made my first pictures with. During my high school time my great interest always lied in classical art. I loved to draw and maybe that's why combined with photography it became my greatest passion to shoot Classical and Fashion Portraits. At the moment I love the possibilities of digital age and try to achieve through it my own style. Because of my second passion ‘Argentine Tango’ the body language is most important for me. I always search for the perfect mood, position and feeling so that a magical moment may appear for the model and the photographer just like two dancers doing something beautiful together. I do hope you will enjoy my work. 82


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