Corrado Dalcò was born in Parma, Italy. He started off as a graphic designer, but then he discovered photography and it was love at first sight. In 1992 Corrado moved to Berlin, Barcelona and London, finding immediate success as a fashion photographer working for magazines and doing advertising campaigns with clients such as Levi’s, Coca-Cola, Nose, Sisley Kids and more. Later on he added music videos to his repertoire, to further explore ideas on movement, tone and elegance. Corrado divides his time between his artistic endeavours and purely commercial work for the advertising and publishing industries as a fashion/advertising photographer and a film director.
How did the idea for the series come about?
Well, the idea came from seeing that beautiful chair. It was there, beautiful, alone in the model’s home. So we decided to improvise a set inspired by Emmanuelle, a series of soft erotic films from the 70’s.
How did the shoot with Margherita go?
Well, we were at her place, it was hot and we were tired from working all night. So we’ve come up with this idea and worked on a simple and clean style. It took about an hour, without thinking too much about poses and always joking and thinking about what we would do next.
Can we photograph the female body differently in a more powerful way?
I think so, everything is in the style and in the idea of the photographer. When the photographer has a good connection with the model, and if she knows what you want and the way you want it, you can create something different.
What inspires you?
The beauty, love, anger, the mess around me, friends, things I see every day. Internet doesn’t inspire that much, I always see the same things, so I try to find inspiration elsewhere.
How would you define beauty?
It is a difficult question, at least for me. I dedicate most of my life to beauty, but I try different things and types of beauty. I think that the beauty is in all things, and I want to capture it in my way. Perhaps not everyone sees beauty where I see it, but I don’t care.
Film or digital?
What makes you happy?
It’s the simple things that make me happy. A pizza, beer with friends, the sea.
What’s next for you?
Well, I’m working on a new project, on love. I think it will be a very long process.