Documenting Italy's surf scene with man from Sassari
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 January, 2015 - In a world of Insta-selfies Antonio Muglia is old school in a way digital photographers can’t quite grasp. He cut his teeth the hard way, on film, gleaning all he could from books on the subject and meters on ruined film.
He started out with iconic Italian surf publication Revolt Magazine and then moved on to Italy’s Surf News. Antonio has also worked various portals for Italian surf, which include Surfcorner.it and Surftotal.it.
His work has been featured in the “Stormrider Guide Europe” and The Surfer’s Journal.
Where are you from and what you shoot with?
I'm from Sardinia, a beautiful island in the center of the Mediterranean sea. I shoot with Canon equipment.
How did surf photography start for you?
It all started during a trip in Australia, in 2003, using film cameras.
Share with us a nugget of wisdom that most people don’t know about surf photography.
You need to be really long-suffering.
Tell us about that one time you almost died, on a surf trip or in the water.
In the water, when I was sixteen (and a beginner) I was trying to surf a deadly close-out with a friend, but it was too much for us and we almost drowned.
Name one image you saw that changed the way you approach photography.
I can't really call out one image, but mostly all the work of french photographer Edouard Boubat.
Check out Antonio's work