Massimiliano Sticca

Sadhu and Motorbike (2013) - Allahabad


Digital photograph on matte fine art print, Massimiliano Sticca, 50 x 33 cm

3 Limited digital edition signed and numbered

  • Signature: On the back
  • Ready to hang: Yes
  • Certificate of Authenticity: Yes. For additional information please refer to Certificate of Authenticity page
  • Publication:National Geographic American website as photo of the day and National Geographic Italia as photo of the month

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots This photo of a sadhu was taken in Allahabad at Maha Kumbh Mela 2013. I was walking along a road in Kumbh when I saw the bike and sadhu near the tent. I stopped walking and waited. The sadhu left the tent and went near the motorbike. I took a step forward to get closer to the subject (I was taking the photo with a 14-24mm very wide optic) and I took the photo. The sadhu realized what happened only when the photo was taken, maybe for the best since I was able to catch his expression in a better way. After I took the photo, he asked me to come closer to show him the pictures. I did that and he blessed me. It was a nice experience. I prefer to shoot people only after interacting. Just in a few cases, like with the sadhu and motorbike, I preferred to shoot without asking. —Massimiliano Sticca (This photo was submitted to My Shot.) Get tips on photographing strangers » See pictures of India shot by our community »

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Born in 1981, Massimiliano Sticca is a photographer based in Turin and Milan.
The approach to photography occurs early: at 14 he takes his first pictures with his father's Nikon F401. Thanks to his family's passion for travel, he visits much of Europe, Africa, the United States, India and Southeast Asia observing the world through the lens.
Photography will soon become his profession.
He's specialized in events, food, corporate and interior architecture, but he never forgets the passion for the wildlife's photography.
He also teaches for
Nikon School in workshops and photography courses.

Publications: National Geographic Viajes,,,, Daily Mail, The Sun, New York Post, ScienceMag, Gente, Oggi, Sette, Sky Magazine, La Stampa, TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, Nphotography, FourFourTwo, Silhouette, TrovoCase Pregio


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