Aldo Cervato (taken from the book Fine Art Photography by Terry Hope, editor of The Professional Photographer-UK) …Aldo came to the UK from Verona, Italy, ten years ago. He was initially trying to market a musical invention, a quest that also took him to the US for a period. Eventually he realised how difficult it was going to be to negotiate all the necessary patents and to raise the cash for development of his idea, and decided that he would try to express himself in different ways. “I started taking pictures,” he says, “and realised that photography was a very direct way of putting my ideas across to people. I bought myself a basic camera and started to teach myself the rudiments, and also took a course to learn about the darkroom side of things: a correspondence course run from the US that gave me the basic rules of composition and so on.” Black and white was his chosen medium, and he set out to look for pictures around London, concentrating on views that would be familiar, but taking care to ensure that his images were original interpretations of the landmarks and locations. “I just like to get out and find something,” he says. “I’m looking for a theme that I can explore, such as sadness or happiness, and I like to put my own interpretation on the things that I see. …
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