Don Caravaggio is a very welcome addition to the Viv Thomas roster of artists. A mainstay on our sister site SexArt, where he specializes in photographing exotic beauties in luxurious locations, he is also a superb filmmaker whose movies combine sizzling sexual chemistry with a flair for storytelling and a sense of playfulness that fits the Viv Thomas ethos perfectly. Today’s movie, ‘The Intruders,’ is a classic example of heart-warming erotica. Starring Don’s muse, Lorena, and her adorable friend Lola, it’s sweet, funny, endearing and very, very hot!
As many of you already know (because I just can’t stop talking about it!) I was lucky enough to meet Don and watch him work while on location in Spain with director Alis Locanta for Viv Thomas recently. I was struck by Don’s artistic appreciation of visual beauty, as well as his red-blooded man’s appreciation of female sensuality. Put them together, and magic happens. Look out for more of Don’s work here at Viv Thomas soon; and in the meantime, if you’d like to know a little more about what inspires him, read on…
Don, what is your background in photography?
DC: I started when I was young with an old reflex I had at home, just for fun. With time it became an important hobby for me. At the age of 25 I went to photography school to learn fashion photography, the use of light… After that I started working professionally, way before I started with art nudes and later with erotica for the MetArt Network.
What inspired you to start shooting erotica?
DC: I was always attracted to the beauty of the female body, and to portraying the art of the female form. I still try to combine explicit and sensual photos with showing simple artistic nudes the best way I can.
Which model most inspires you?
DC: Lorena. Over the last six years we have developed a close friendship and I have a special feeling for her. Also Iveta, Eufrat, Lilly A, and Indiana are great models to collaborate with.
Are you influenced by mainstream art and photography?
DC: Yes – Helmut Newton, David Hamilton, Steven Meisel, Jeanloup Sieff and Marco Glaviano, among many others.
You seem to prefer shooting outdoors – why is that?
DC: I like nature, the vividness of the colours and natural light. For most models it is more difficult to pose outdoors, so now I try to combine my outdoor shoots with indoor sets, to make them feel more confortable and to get a wide variety of poses from the model. I have to get 120 good shots instead of just a single shot (like for a calendar).
We also see the occasional movie from you here at Viv Thomas – what is it about a girl that inspires you to do this?
DC: I am always looking for new challenges and I never tried it before, I wanted to do something different apart from just photography.
What are your ambitions for your work with the MetArt Network?
DC: To improve myself, to get better with each shoot and to present the best models I can find.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
DC: Thank you to the whole MetArt Network family, the members and every model I have worked with. It is an honour to be part of MetArt!