An espresso with…
Ferdinando Caretto

Image Credits: Ferdinando Caretto © Leonardo Schiavone.

October 4, 2018

Technique and passion

Ferdinando Caretto is an Italian photographer whose shots are really intense. His production joins technical mastery and a huge passion for jazz music. We recently chatted with him.

 
Who's Ferdinando Caretto?
I'm 56 years old, and I'm a self-taught person since I was a child. I used to help my village photographer and, at the same time, I became rock music and, then, jazz music enthusiast. I presently cooperate with Jazzit and JazzEspresso and I have been the official photographer of the Moncalieri Jazz Festival for more than 15 years.
 
Why did you choose jazz photography? Are you only interested in jazz?
I photograph jazz for passion, because it is a unique music, able to arouse great emotions to photographers, especially in some circumstances where you can really go very close to musicians and you're able to feel all their pathos. I think that this is possible in this musical genre only. I also like to shoot during travels, landscapes and streets.           
 
Would you like to share with us an anecdote about your relationships with jazz musicians?
The great Dave Brubeck during the 2004 Moncalieri Jazz. After the concert, he asked to the staff if he could bring with him to his hotel room some sandwiches we left for the musicians. A very kind and humble person, a real giant.
      
 What could you suggest to young photographers approaching this art?
First of all, technical mastery, and then, once you have acquired it, a lot of interest and passion in what you shoot and, moreover, be critical with yourself.
 
Which is your favourite gear?
I presently use Fujifilm.
 
Is there a pic you’d wish you’ve taken?
Any Francis Wolff's picture in his Blue Note period; besides the high quality of his black and whites, for the fact that he was directly in contact with extraordinary musicians in an extraordinary period for jazz music.
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