From Rome to Paris, Marta Bevacqua interview for Utopian Magazine
Enri Mato: What’s the difference between a feminist, and a woman?
(sorry, prefer not to answer this question. I’m a woman of course ^^’, but not a feminist, even if I have respect for feminism. But it’s something I’m not prepared enough to answer this question).
Enri Mato: Are you shy?
I’ve been shy, very very shy in the past. I learned how to avoid being shy and now I’m not shy anymore, even if in some situations I feel like I was before.
Enri Mato: Could you say that you feel better when you hide yourself, your shyness, behind the camera. We hide and then we start shooting…
It’s not hiding. Of course I prefer to stay behind the camera, but it’s because, in the process of creation, I know that’s my place and I feel more comfortable there.
Enri Mato: Which is the most powerful image from the collection for you personally? And why?
Maybe my self-portrait in Svalbard. Because it represents so much to me and I think it’s visible.
Enri Mato: Do you have muses?
Not really, but some girls I love to shoot again and again, yes. I wouldn’t define them muses, just “friends” 🙂
Enri Mato: How do you think Marta’s images impact the 2020 spectator?
Honestly, 2020 was a very difficult year for everyone, and 2021 is not starting as the best year ahah
I think the spectator needs to see what it makes him feeling better. If some people managed to do this looking at my pictures, then I’m happy!
Enri Mato: Do you ever feel objectified?
Well… no. But it’s because I’ve been lucky. As a woman, I know there are still so many problems and we are far from the real genre equality. Personally, I’ve always felt respected and I am lucky for this.
Enri Mato: What do you hope to see happen in the near future?
The end of covid…?!
Enri Mato: How do you generate new ideas?
Ideas can come in a lot of different ways. I find inspiration everywhere, it can be a beautiful light, a particular model I want to shoot, a spectacular location.
It can be a book, a movie, just music. And of course, other artists’ works.
Enri Mato: What is your message to the utopian’s readers?
If you have a dream, just go on and never give up, even if the road is endless.
Enri Mato is an architect and photographer born in 1986 in an artist family. His father was a sculptor and his mother was a restorative, who worked in the Louvre Museum. He grew up in Tirana, Albania where he discovered his interest in photography and art at an early age. In 2005 Enri moved to Paris to study Photography and Architecture. He later pursued masters dergree in Urban Design between Geneva and Tirana. He graduated with a research project called Remembrance. Through his thriving business Enri had the opportunity to travel the world to share his vision and experiences with an international audience.