An interview with photographer Matteo Mangano
Based in Varese Italy with a real passion for photography and graphic design Matteo or Sixthlens as you’ll find him on Instagram is a photographer with real respect for nature. we first came across Matteo because of his beautiful shots of The Dolomites. We immediately reached out to him and he loved our wooden sunglasses.
There are so many different landscapes and secret spots in the area and this mountain chain is so unique in its way, just breathtaking.
How did you get into photography?
Everything started during an adventure in Armenia and Georgia when I was a child. My parents bought me a brand new compact camera and I was so excited to try it while travelling. It was an organized travel/photography class that included some theory lessons in the morning and a lot of practice in the afternoon and evening all across the cities and in the bucolic landscapes between them. Also, my father has a passion for photography and he taught me knowledge about this world.
What do you usually pack when on a trip?
I used to bring a lot of things while travelling since an experience that changed my mind: three years ago I did the whole way to Santiago and I realized that you really need a few things when on a trip: only the essentials. One thing that cannot miss is obviously my camera.
Have you come into any difficulties whilst travelling?
Of course, lots of times, but when you can overcome them, the satisfaction will be even greater!
Where is the best place you’ve visited and why?
The best place I ever visited is fortunately near to me, I’m talking about The Dolomites UNESCO in the region of Alto Adige and Veneto, in Italy! There are so many different landscapes and secret spots in the area and this mountain chain is so unique in its way, just breathtaking.
What’s your favourite photo you’ve taken?
I usually take landscape photographies, but sometimes I also do portrait shots, one of my favourite pictures is actually a portrait I took to a friend of mine into the woods.
I really like it because I think that it represents the deep connection between man and nature! here it is:
Do you have any plans for the future?
In April I will visit my dream location! I will go to the Lofoten Islands in Norway with some friends of mine and I’m so excited about that! I still can’t believe that I will be there soon. In general, I want to practise more and more with photographies and travel as much as I can! Also, I would like to improve my videography skills.