Photography & Motion

Matteo Bertolio was born in Milan in 1965 soon after his family moved to the natural park; “Campo dei Fiori” in Varese. His father a constructive artist and archaeologist established his studio and a museum of contemporary art.

As a child Matteo was raised in this artistic ambience but later went on to study chemistry and plastic materials while working for his family business which involved development of paper and plastic packaging techniques.

In 1987 he did his military service with Alpine Paratroop regiment. Following his service he went to New York where he became interested in cinema graphic and visual arts.

He enrolled in a course at the School of Visual Arts and proceeded to New York University where he received his diploma in Film making.

During this period he began to work as a still life photographer on the set of low to medium budgets films, later he moved on to work in the fields of fashion and advertising photography.

In 1990 he was engaged in working in cinema in Rome. Since 1996 he has dedicated himself solely to fashion and publicity photography while based in Milan.

In 1999 while maintaining his base in Milan he transferred to Australia and got married to an Australian top model.

Eager to avoid falling into the so called “comfort zone” maintaining his usual comfortable way of life, he considers life to be an adventure. A chance to grow and gain knowledge.

Apart from photography his other interests include blue tech, sustainability, environmental an ecological matters.

Travel and experience take top priority. One of Matteo's favourite trips was under the AEGIS of NATO and the Italian armed forces in which he was engaged in a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan. He has since had an exhibition in Rome and Milan under the patronage of the Comune di Milano and has produced a book of his photographs entitled “KM 5072”.

“I love photography that is graphically clean and that sends an essential message. I think elegance and an esthetic eye are the dominating elements in my work.”

Matteo has been with our agency since 2008.

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