Marco Martinelli’s official website biography starts off in the following way:
I was born in 1976 in Italy, more or less around dinner time…
His passion for photography began at a young age with his father teaching him how to capture split-second moments with an old and heavy mechanical 35mm camera. Eventually Marco moved to Rome to attend university and study Computer Science. There he discovered what it meant to work in the darkroom, developing 35mm film with his street photography.
Besides working as an I.T. professional, Marco now spends much of his time traveling the world in search of fascinating photographs of people, places and split-second moments.