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Mary from Bologna, Italy has been a member of Deviant art since December 17 2007 and already she has become a very popular member! Known as Meppol on the popular art website she produces photography of a very conceptual nature, at the speed of light! Meppol was probed and she spilled the answers to my questions!
Boys love chicks
How long have you been practicing photography?
Are there any photographers/artists that have influenced you?
No, I am totally self-taught. I read a lot of tutorials, magazines, see a lot of photos and try to learn by everything I see.
My favourite pieces of your work are I need a recharge, Xmas Twilight, Love sucks and gelato di nuvola . What photographs are you most proud of?
The ones with my children.
How do you get your children to model so well? Bribes? Hehe
They think it is normal to pose, poor little children, because they always did it since they were born, I'm joking, they are great models but I try to make it a play and don't annoy them.
How old are both your children?
5 the girl, 3 the boy
Which piece took you the longest amount of time to produce?
A spring gift, the daisy wasn't really collaborative. And also "catch me if you can": really A LOT of attempts.
You have been a member of deviant art for a little over a year and you are already very popular with over 170,000 page views. How do you find the time to produce 126 photographs along with looking after two small children in such a small space of time?
During the week end, I also work, you know? I'm ophthalmologist and this is what I do to live. I take photos only as a hobby.
Do you work certain hours each day or only when you are inspired to work?
Only when I am inspired
Where do you do your work?
Mostly at home, with everyday things.
Why is your work so conceptual?
Because I am a working mum without spare time and no possibility to get models or to travel so I have to work with the things that I find around me.
Does any of your work have a deeper meaning?
My style is intentionally light and positive because this is what I search and need when I take photos.
Just a few more light hearted questions
Favourite colour? white
Favourite Music? punk rock!
Favourite actor/actress? Robert De Niro
Thank again Mary!
It's a pleasure and sorry for the really bad english.
# Please visit Meppol @ Deviant Art
for a full look at her amazing gallery!