We talk to podcast favourite, documentary photography Donato Dicamillo, who is living and shooting at the epicentre of COVID-19 in and around New York. Discover what he’s been up to since our last chat (ep 214) and what he’s shooting now.
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Cool levitation images from last week’s challenge
I’m so over this egg I don’t care if it just gets up and floats away! I’m over it.
Took on this week’s challenge!
Christine Chrissi Hilmer
Chili and her favourite pet Hasi 🐰 are learning how to fly 😊❤️🐾🛹
Unfortunately, while I was travelling for work in Arizona my rental car was vandalized and a thief stole all of my camera gear. I had worked hard to acquire this Leica gear over the past 8 years.
Born in Brooklyn New York, Donato Di Camillo is one son of three siblings born from Italian Immigrant Parents.
As a child Donato suffered behavioural problems with anger, he would soon be expelled from school at the age of sixteen for violence, then finding himself in and out of behavioural institutions and jails.
Ironically Donato became intensely interested in photography while serving out a federal prison sentence in Petersburg, MCI, Virginia
“I was always interested in magazines like National Geographic and LIFE. When I was a child I used to dream about being on adventures,
exploring, always fascinated about other cultures in different parts of the world”
Since his release in 2012 Donato taught himself to use a camera while being on home confinement. At first, he photographed, bugs, plants or anything else within the 120ft of his home, which he was restricted to.
Donato was featured in multiple publications and news broadcasts around the world, such as BBC, Washington Post, CBC, Huffington Post, and was invited to speak at the prestigious HEARST magazines annual summit.
Di Camillo continues to focus on people and plans to put out his first book in 2020. He currently resides in Staten Island, N.Y.