Eolo Perfido is a professional photographer and Leica ambassador who lives in Rome, Italy. He got started with photography later in life, after he suddenly discovered his passion and talent for photography. As a former graphic designer, Eolo discussed how photography has two levels that both need to be captured: the technical side (where his graphic design background comes in handy) and the human element.
While Eolo is a phenomenal commercial photographer, he was drawn to street photography because of it’s less staged, more genuine, even romantic nature. He talked about the difference between shooting in a studio, where the subject is in his element vs shooting on the street, where the photographer suddenly finds himself in the subject’s element.
Listen in to our interview by clicking the audio link below. You’ll enjoy many more insights and tips from Eolo about becoming a successful street photographer.
A Selection of Eolo Photos
Cameras for street photography:
- Leica Q (28mm summilux 1.7)
- Leica M Type 240 with 21mm Elmarit f2.8
- 35mm Summicron f2 ASPH
- Two Leica SL with Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH