New York through the eyes of an American who spent 10 years
• New York through the eyes of an American who spent 10 years
After 10 years in prison, 47-year-old American Donato Di Camillo finally got the chance to wander through the world as a free man. New York seriously changed since then as Donato saw him for the last time, so he was inspired by what he saw, he took the camera in his hands and decided to capture this brave new world in their images.
Donato became interested in photography at a time when served time in prison. Then it for hours on end looking at the pictures in National Geographic, Time, dreaming one day to start making their shots and learn the technical basics of the art of photography.
In 2011, Donato was released from prison. He was appointed as a probationary period, according to which it was necessary to spend three years under house arrest. Donato was then able to take the full force of the photograph. He watched a lot of educational material on YouTube, and carefully studied the various photoblogs.
Unfortunately, under the terms of house arrest, he could not move away from home for more than 36 meters, so the protagonists of the first photos of Donato steel beetles, plants and other flora and fauna.
Finally, in 2014, Donato was allowed to move freely around the country, and he immediately began to make his stunning images. His photographs - those who, like him, lives at the bottom of society and who we usually do not notice.
After so much time was spent on the study of photography, Donato realized that well prepared to become a street photographer. "The time spent in prison and under house arrest, has given me the opportunity to explore the world outside of my cranium," - said Donato.
"I read a lot about human behavior and psychology. I realized that I have some knowledge that can help me navigate among the various personalities of the world of the New York streets. I also have the knowledge about the collective unconscious of the social bottom of New York, which are needed in order to capture the essence is the New York streets in their personal expression ", - said Donato.