3 Questions, 3 Answers – Michael Calabrò – Creative of the Sneakerness Poster Exhibition

Sneakerness asked the creatives of the Posters 3 questions.

Here you go with Michael Calabrò!

When did Art become a part of your life, how have you been influenced?
Guess that art has been part of most of my life. Even without me knowing it. I got my first camera when I was 9 years old, began playing guitar at the same age and loved both things equally. Both were artistic hobbies, but I did not do art at that time. Then, when getting more and more into photography, I discovered photographers like Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Andreas Feininger and Henri Cartier-Bresson and started to love and understand the concept of Art and photography in common.

Your relation to sneakers?
I love sneakers. They are comfortable, look great and go well with most, if not all, styles and outfits. I would not say that I am a hardcore collector, but I own a lot more shoes (sneakers) then my girlfriend, which is kinda scary (to her, especially).

What’s the meaning behind your illustration/picture/painting?
I took the photo of the sole of a pair of Nike Airforce 1 because I liked the graphic and clean look they had. Furthermore I like to show things from a different point of view. The Title “From the bottom of my sole” is a pun that relates to “from the bottom of my heart” which intends to express my love for Sneakers.

Name: Michael Calabrò
Nickname: Michi
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Location: Zurich
Occupation: Photographer
Favorite artist: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Frank, Richard Avedon
Favorite sneaker: New Balance 577
Hobbies: Motorbikes and Cameras

Visit his homepage HERE.