Mario Botta: From Naples to the Universe
Known for his ability to capture the essence of natural beauty and the elements, Mario became notoriously known as an international travel photographer.
His journey began as a young boy in Naples, Italy, enamored with cultures and locations different to his own. He went on to move to London at the age of 19, as a charismatic bartender in the bustling nightlife scene.
But it was in 2011 that photography really spoke to Mario: he got his very first camera in Australia and he started documenting his traveling journeys through landscape photography.
In the years that followed, his passion for travel behind the lens flourished. He continued to explore wherever he could, capturing striking images across more than 40 countries around the world. Through his photography, he became recognised for having the ability to capture the essence of a place or culture in an emotive and compelling way.
Stars aligned when Mario decided to take on his biggest challenge: a National Geographic expedition to Everest base camp, where he contributed with photography and videography content. It turned out to be a very defining moment in his career as for the first time he also started capturing faces instead of solely nature. In the Everest Nat Geo video he also conducted an exclusive music soundtrack with a musician friend, making the project a very authentic piece of art.
Mario became a specialist in storytelling through photography which is what makes him one of the most sought-after photographers in the world today. His unique perspective and talent encapsulates the magnificence and splendor of the natural world through eyes of pure artistry. Over time, his style has evolved into an increasingly multifaceted style of photography that combines human life with the cosmic and underwater world.
In 2019 Mario’s photography started diversifying: fashion campaigns, billboards, editorials and exhibitions all followed. His fresh set of eyes and the visual escape he creates had never truly been seen in the industry before. Mario created a whole new genre, his own, where boundaries between street, fashion, nature and fine arts photography disappear and co-exist instead.
He offers a safe haven, even if it is just for a moment, from the toxicity of modern society, so that we can indulge in a temporary visual escape. The motivation behind his work is to inspire others to use creative outlets as a means of expression and celebration of the shapes and characteristics of the human body and natural world.
Mario’s photography has been featured in numerous prestigious publications, as well as exhibitions across the globe.
With the use of a wide angle lens, he captures moments that evoke a sense of longing and inspiration which drew spectators from near and far to view his work. By touching the deep recesses of the viewers’ imagination, Botta strives to touch our emotions and change our perception on what is reality in this world. His art provides a window into different dimensions of our planet, making us question what we take for granted as being ‘normal.’ As a photographer of the modern age, he challenges viewers to see the world with a fresh palette, to question what they know and to discover the wonders of everyday life.
In his photographic artistry, Mario has a unique skill for cultivating perfect moments which calibrate light, the subject and the composition of a shot.
Mario’s productions have flourished, propelling him into becoming one of the most successful and well-respected travel creatives in the world.
According to Botta, one of the biggest challenges photographers face today is artificiality and superficiality. He challenges these negative traits, by
remaining true to the world’s culture and tradition. As a result of his 100% real policies, the audience is exposed to the raw, real perspective he wishes to reveal to his audience. It is his unique style that is surrealistic and out of this world, which he achieves by using natural effects as opposed to software enhanced ones.This enables his audiences to see the world how Botta sees it, and how he
intends for them to perceive it. Furthermore, his use of only 100% authentic photos makes his work more relatable and intimate to the viewer, who may not have the luxury of travel available to them.
As a result of his relentless commitment to authenticity, his company has been able to distinguish itself from others in the industry. Even when growing, Botta refused to compromise, despite the many challenges he faced. His inner belief allowed him to persevere through the difficult times and ultimately find success in spite of them.
There is a valuable lesson here for all entrepreneurs: Stay focused on your goals and stay true to your principles during tumultuous times. Anyone mercilessly dedicated to their dreams will tackle the storm and emerge victoriously from the darkness of difficult times.
As a business owner, Mario often gets asked for advice from aspiring photographers looking to start their own companies or break into the industry.
“Practice is one thing, but finding what moves your soul is what paves your path. Shoot until you feel something and use that as your guide.”
Today, Botta is one of the most sought-after photographers in the industry. His unique eye for composition and ability to capture emotion through nature has earned him a dedicated following of admirers. There is no doubt that Mario is living his dream – and doing exactly what he was born to do.
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“BdotMegatron, Ceo of Megatron Muzik Group LLC, Tranforms Careers”
Interviewer: Tell Me about yourself ?
BdotMegatron, Ceo of Megatron Muzik Group LLC
Interviewer: How did you get into the industry ?
My grandfather was a jazz artist and went through a lot Challenges that a lot artists have not knowing the business. He was signed to Veejay Records had problems getting royalties due to bad management.
My brother Managed Rock bands and a cpl
Hop hop artists and played the guitar, seeing the music world from their perspective inspired me to want to bring my love for the industry and knowledge together to help other artists through their music careers.
Interviewer: Do you play any instruments?
Yes I play the piano and the drums.
“Playing instruments gives me an ear for good music”.
Interviewer: Who are some of the Biggest talents you’ve worked with?
Drake, Chris Brown Tory Lanez, T-Pain, Nicki Minaj and many others…
Interviewer: What’s your favorite genre of music?
I grew up playing Jazz and classical , so first jazz then Hip Hop and lastly RnB.
Interviewer: Who are your top artists in these genres?
Hip hop : Jay-Z
Jazz: Ray Charles
Interviewer: How long have been in the industry?
Interviewer: How many Artists do you currently manage :
Interviewer: Tell me abt the artist you manage?
Ana Baby out of Bronx, Ny who was once signed to French Montana and coke boyz
Ed Wavy who is out of VA, he does so many things great. He is a singer/songwriter/emcee. He also engineers all of his own music.
Mzs Quanny who is from Philadelphia PA who also has Jamaican roots. She does dancehall/Pop/R&b
Kia Monger is from Saint Louis Mo. This artist also won R&B artist of the Year in 2022
Royal Shai- Newly Signed artist from Virginia Beach, Va. Also a singer/songwriter/comedian/actor.
Interviewer: What’s your Advice to independent artists wanting a manager?When is the right time for a manager?
If you already have movement and sometimes if an artist is gifted and talented but need more development. One thing that every artist need is some type of product to move and sell. I.e. music, merch, beats , services etc. They should have songs at least recorded and have something the Manager can market.
Interviewer: Has the industry changed over the 18 years.? Post Covid?
Yes main stream has had to adapt to the same things as independent. The playing field evened out more. Also went from physical era to digital era?
Interviewer: Is RnB dead?
I feel male vocalists in RnB have fell off. I think they are referring to the msg of love being removed and replacing it with streets and drugs etc. Which is ok. They need to bring back the baby making music?
Interviewer: Is it best to stay independent or get signed to a major deal?
If an artist can, get signed first get the money and brand Behind you, then go independent to Hv more creative control, publishing, royalties.
Interviewer: You’ve been in this industry a long time? Do you ever see yourself leaving the industry?
Music is my passion. I could never see myself leaving. Maybe branching off more to the executive producer side. This is my favorite part of management.
Interviewer: What’s your least favorite thing abt working in the entertainment industry As it stands today as opposed to 18 years ago ?
I feel now everyone cares more about the smoking mirrors and gimmicks than the real talent. Also, giving 150% at times and Creating that career/platform for the artists and they don’t take it as seriously or they try to back door you and do it on their own.
Interviewer: If you could work with any artists dead or alive who ?
Jay-Z – hip hop
Ray Charles, most definitely as his writing ability and genius was unmatched!
RnB – Usher
Pop- Jessie J
Interviewer: What some recent achievements or highs from Megatron Muzik lately ?
Artist Mzs. Quanny did over 300,000 with her ep Titled “Don’t mean to Brag”, it also debuted at #5 on iTunes on the reggae charts
Interviewer: What was one of your worst times you’ve experienced that taught you the biggest lesson?
When I first started in the industry I had limited resources, experiences. At the beginning you had to build artists trusts without a long resume of proven success. I didn’t let that deter me. I Attended Full Sail university, same as the Genius Kanye West and obtained my B.A. Degree in Music Business and B.A. in Entertainment business. Continues to build relationships in the industry which helped me to grow and the rest is history.
Interviewer: What’s make you a great manager? An asset to an artist?
I’m a hybrid, I walk the artist from start to finish through the whole process to success in this industry.
Interviewer: What is the latest Record you are Responsible for as an executive?
Mzs Quanny has a record coming on on March 31st Titled “Last Forever” produced by Khris Tate and executively produced by myself BDot. Megatron Muzik Group also just dropped Kia Monger debut album Titled “Mood Swings” That Just dropped on March 5th on all platforms.
Interviewer: Are you a team player?
Absolutely, I work with diverse groups of partners such as QueenAEntertainment, Stackin up Ent, Empire, Sony Orchard and a few others.
Interviewer: Are you a people person?
Believe it or not I am more introverted. In business it may not seem that way but personally I prefer a small circle of people.
Interviewer: Where the future for Megatron Muzik headed?
“Continuing to Bring timeless music thats current and Can be cherished years from now”. ~ Brandon “B.Dot” Carter , CEO Megatron Muzik LLC
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Kid Jazz New EP “Here Goes Nothing”
Kid Jazz is a talented singer-songwriter from Philadelphia who has been making waves in the music industry with his unique blend of R&B, soul, and pop with his new EP Here Goes Nothing. He was born and raised in the city and has been passionate about music since a very young age. Kidjazz began singing in his church choir and went on to perform at various local events and venues throughout his childhood and teenage years.
As he grew older, Kid jazz honored his skills and developed his own sound, which he describes as “soulful and introspective.” He draws inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, including jazz, hip-hop, and neo-soul, and cites artists like Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and Janelle Monáe as his biggest influences.
Kid jazz’s music is characterized by his powerful vocals, thoughtful lyrics, and catchy melodies. He has released several singles and EPs over the past few years, which have received critical acclaim and amassed thousands of streams on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.
In addition to his solo work, Kid jazz has collaborated with other artists and producers in the industry, and has also performed at various festivals and events, including the Essence Festival and the Philadelphia Music Festival.
Kid jazz is a rising star in the music industry, and his talent and dedication to his craft have earned him a loyal fan base and recognition from industry professionals. With his powerful voice, heartfelt lyrics, and dynamic stage presence, He is poised to become one of the most exciting and influential artists of his generation.
Artwork by Bobby Hunter @huntergeneous
Engineered and Mixed by SmokeOneMore & Chef Boyardi
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Miriah Stacy – Presents “Reality of Women In the Industry”
Women empowerment is the root of togetherness, targeting the harmony that women have the power to present.
Miriah Stacy is a young black woman who has entered a phase of using her ability to bring powerful women together to flourish. As she achieves, Miriah is the executive producer of a new Atlanta reality based tv show called “Reality of Women In the Industry”. The show is a positive movement, bringing veteran and upcoming industry women together in a mutual place as they experience unity. While the women share some diversities and challenges, the positive connections is the ultimate goal. Miriah wrote the manuscript for the show “Reality of Women in the Industry” while she was homeless and pregnant. Her determination truly shows why she can become one of Atlanta’s future top producers and content creators. Miriah’s new show is buzzing way before its actual release and is collecting enormous attention. The game changer themed show has even reached attention from the billboards.
Miriah started her production company in 2019, MOSTPRODUCTION LLC is a collective entity of creation. Shortly after covid, Miriah wrapped her first film, which explored changes in her business mindset to reboot. We all know in a marathon, it’s ok to breathe and take breaks, as Miriah did. Your marathon ending results is what really matters, your finish determines your win.
Using her troubles as motivation, Miriah continues to thrive as she develops in her career and gives herself and others an opportunity. Even with a convoluted past, she has been able to overcome homelessness, suicidal thoughts, and self-doubt. Miriah Stacy’s strength and stamina gave her the passion to keep going and lead in her rising career. Going from homelessness to billboards, I can say Miriah is on the right path to a fulfilled career.