Donato Di Camillo’s Photography career started in a strange way. In prison.
As a kid, Di Camillo would pretend to take pictures with his parent’s old camera. It wasn’t until he saw the glossy magazine photos in the library of the prison where he had been sentenced as an adult, however, that he really fell in love. He started reading books and teaching himself for when he got out.
Now, for the last five years, he’s been living his dream. Taking pictures of New Yorkers in what he lovingly calls “The Fringe,” they are the faceless people around us. Now Di Camillo is out to do justice by these subjects, saying, “I feel that everybody deserves a face.”
Check out his website, and see some of his stuff below.
Photography fans should also be sure to check out our documentary Alternative Model, which you can watch for free right here on Yuyu.