Born in a small village near Cinque Terre, Italy in 1977, I was interested in photography since my youth. I spent a lot of hours in the darkroom viewing my father's pictures. With the passage of time photography became more than a passion, it became my whole life.
I work throughout Italy (Siena, Florence, Rome, Venice, Como Lake, Portovenere, Orvieto, Amalfi, Sorrento) and in foreign locations. I continue to develop my skills through attending different workshops and seminars.
started taking pictures when I was a child, trying to imitate my father. I liked his old cameras and I was fascinated by the alchemy of the darkroom.
With the passage of time this particular way of interacting with reality has become the passion that today is my job . I like to think that with me there's always that little boy, with his curiosity, his desire to experiment, his wanting to put himself to the test continuously.
I began photographing natural landscapes and architecture. Now I love being a wedding photographer . Why ? Because marriage is a moment full of emotion and passion. I’d like to reproduce those feelings in my shots: a face, a smile, a tear, a look .
I do it in the first place trying to help the couple to face in the best way a moment that , in some ways , can be very difficult.
One of the best things about my job is that … today many of these spouses are my friends.
2009 2011 European qualification QEP
2012-2014 recognition of association AGWPJA;
2014 7th ranking wedding photographers associations journalism AGWPJA.
2015 2th ranking wedding photographers associations journalism AGWPJA.
11 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits
91 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists
6 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Matteo Originale as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.