INTERVIEW
Tantalum Magazine interviews Alessio Migliardi for their work Texture in Motion

How does this collection speak to you? How did it come about? What did you want this to say to your audience?

This photo set reflects a mix of styles, designers, colors and cultures in a contemporary way, like you would see on the street.


What do you find to be the most difficult when bringing a team of artists together to create a cohesive look? How do you pick the right team?

Some members of my team are always the same because I have a special bond with them. I am always looking for good stylists and in this case I think I have found a great one!


As an editorial artist, what do you feel is one of the biggest mistakes beginners tend to make?

One big mistake is to not prioritize detail. In a fashion shoot, every detail is important and if you want a quality shoot, you need to give time and importance to every detail.


How would you describe your artistic style?

Clean, sharp, elegant and varied. I like everything is simple and perfect.


Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?

Behind of course.


What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?

My weakness is that there is never enough time. My strength is the ability to change, to be flexible.


What misconceptions do you think outsiders have about fashion and beauty editorials?

The biggest misconception is that editorials are simple to realize, but that is not true. Fashion is not a simple collection of outfits and beauty is not the simple use of a beautiful model. Every shoot has research and the expressions of a team of people behind it.


What is your secret to keeping a happy balanced life while following your passion?

Enjoy every second and everything you do.


Music feeds the soul and often motivates. What music are you playing while you are shooting?

I really love classical music but during the shoot, there normally is dance music playing. It frees the team’s brain!


Words to live by?

Happiness, always!