Note from Salvo Salvadido – Photographer
In the archipelago of Karimunjawa, North of Jepara, Center Java, Indonesia, 2014
Hi every reader. I am a self made photographer and I began to travel as I was 17 in Africa with the used Nikon FA camera my father offered to me. I did my first editorial in a magazine that doesn’t exist anymore, Islands. The redaction decided to send me in Madagascar, Cuba and Jamaica as I was offering a new concept at this time: texts and photography, all in one pack.
I have been sent to Menabe, a region on the West Coast of Madagascar, where sea nomads are especially interesting. This is the first story I am going to offer you.
Then, I had some exhibitions and met my wife with whom we decided to go to Bali and try to make a living there. We were both very interested by fashion and by chance we met Leslie who became my first model, for Animale, Ocean Pacific and other creators. At that time, the island was invaded by expats whose plan was fashion. I was almost the only photographer on the island, so I had the chance to work for many people dreaming of a better standing of life and self introspection.
The boom of Cyber pushed me to come back to France to study numerical photography.
Since that time, I decided to make a living of it because I discovered that photography was the best anti depressor. I produced myself and I deciding to travel where my heart pushed me and stay as long as I could abroad, as far as possible from France.
With all images banks you can find on the internet, I have a living that allows me to produce my next photography travels.
I had some recognition from galleries in France, Switzerland and New-York where I have been living for 2 years.
Photography for me means curiosity, so I like better to make portraits, show how live the people I meet and, of course, landscapes.
I am very disappointed now about the majority of photographers who have chosen to take pictures of animals, insects, flowers and photoshoped landscapes just because they are afraid to shoot people and have problems with the rights of images.
Me, I never had such this problem, I always ask for permission and most of the time I get it. Also, this rule is in revolution because of the social medias, so now it is more soft.
As Leslie, when I first put my feet on the island of Bali, I felt in love with the inhabitants and the beauty of their religion and the way they entertain their unique culture. So, I live part of my time there and the other on the French Riviera, in Sanary, on the sea side that I need to feel well. Yes, I need to have a horizon in front of me, this is the best to think, dream and plane new trips.
I hope you will like what I am going to show you, from time to time…
Let’s Dance with The Universe!