Fontana Giusti


portraits . street . fine art

what I do

I am a portrait photographer based in Madison, Wisconsin. My cameras are my eyes, my mind, my heart. 

I am profoundly interested in the human form in all of its diversity, in capturing not just likeness but the self, what makes a character, someone’s personality.

I will photograph you as a professional, as a hobbyist, as a person. I will photograph you. Tell me what you want to portray and I will come up with ways to make your personality shine bright on a photograph.

I shoot exclusively on film for how beautiful and alive it looks, for the purpose of restrain in a world of limitlessness, for my dislike of computers, for an attachment to the technology I grew up with, and for how meditative the entire process is to me. I develop and scan all of my images myself, in my home studio and lab.

I am open to inquiries and requests for service, so if you’re interested in working with me, please get in touch.


what to expect

I want to make sure that each of my clients takes home a unique portrait that makes them feel proud of who they are.

I will listen to your aspirations and to your concerns and come up with creative ways to turn your portrait into a work of art. I use posing, lighting techniques, props and anything you’re comfortable with to reveal personalities. I can use what you have, but I can also bring tools and equipment to a session, depending on the creative concepts we come up with.

I strongly encourage you to bring your own creative ideas to the table. We can share moodboards or even just an image or two to make sure that we are on the same page.

While I have strong ideas about style and i will do my best to guide you and complement your style with accessories I have at hand, I cannot consult you on hair and make-up. If you decide to hire professional help, please let me know ahead of time and we can discuss how that will affect the images. The only rule in that respect is to communicate with your photographer, so that there are as little surprises as possible on the day of your session.

What it costs

I charge $490 per session. This fee is collected at booking to secure the date.

It includes:

– an initial in person consultation to discuss your interests, your goals, inspirations

– visual research 

– a 45/60 minute session shooting 

– a $300 credit for you to purchase images when they are ready

This fee is non refundable.

Also, please note that it does not directly include photographs. It does however include a $300 credit to buy your photographs after the session. 

Each image (digital file + 8×10 print) is priced at $190, and I do offer bundles at discounted prices. I will discuss these at the initial consultation.