I was born in Modica, a noble, ancient and in some features modern town, full of history, traditions and contradictions.
Its light, its shadows and the velvet touch of the sun going down are always present in my photos. Childhood is deep-rooted in everyone’s soul. No matter how far you go, no matter whom you share your life with, your origins will always be part of yourself. You only need to be willing to listen to them.
I live in Catania, where I attended Principe Umberto di Savoia high school specializing in science. When I graduated from high school, I often travelled seeking “Photography”.
I like letting myself get carried away by photography. Most of the time there is neither a precise idea nor a fixed itinerary, but I know that there is always a new destination, something new and different to be discovered, tasted and passed down.
This is exactly what I love and attracts me most in photography. Despite the numerous years and the various experiences I have had, photography can still surprise me.
I have always taken advantage of any chance to travel and go explore Europe. I have taken plenty of pictures, I have met various photographic souls, discovered various viewpoints, numerous lights and atmospheres. I have unconsciously absorbed their being, and all of this has become Marco Ficili today.
My technical education has followed a more conventional path. Thanks to photography schools and courses, I had the opportunity to visit and live in cities like Milan, Florence, London and Berlin.
In 2000 I opened my photography studio in Catania, the city I live in. I started working in advertising, in the publishing industry and studio portrait photography.
It is in my atelier that I have created and shot advertising images for Italian companies such as GdA and Franke, just to mention a couple.
I love portrait photography and I like shooting family, couple and children portraits, with a modern and new style. In the last few years, i have often received many requests of portraits for social media. A new portrait style that it’s getting bigger and bigger.
I had the pleasure to be mentioned, awarded and published by WPJA “Wedding Photo Journalism Association”, TAU VISUAL, White Sposa and Vogue Sposa.