It’s Monday and this weekend saw me make some major decisions which I will share with you all very soon. The decisions having been weighing on my mind for sometime now so with everything sorted, today truly felt like a brand new day. It’s fitting that today’s interview is with a young photographer finding her feet in this cut throat industry. Her style is quite unique so hopefully this will inspire you all to create some amazing art.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m 21 years old and i study New Technologies of Art in academy in Milan. I went to high school of Art and I studied painting for five years and this has greatly influenced my photography style.
What inspired you to get started in photography?
I started taking pictures a few years ago. I had many ideas in my mind and I wanted to express them through photography. I’ve always preferred portraits because they demonstrate souls of people better than anything else. After every shot I learned something new, my inspiration increased and I had many new ideas. I think that paintings inspire me very much..because they are part of my life and some things like point of view, lights/shadows effects and more are strictly connected with photography. I try to combine painting with photography, create mistery…the genre of photography that i create is what I am most interested in.
How do you market yourself and has social media been an important part?
Currently the web is the most powerful source to get to know and to discover new things in the world, I think it’s very important to use it well.
What’s your favourite photo that you’ve taken and does it have any significance?
“STILL LIFE” is my favourite photo that i’ve taken just three days ago, this shot is part of my new series “PAINTINGS”.
This picture represents in the best way my vision of painting combine to photography; it’s a review of one of the favourites subjects of all time.
Select a photo you have taken, explain how it was taken and how did you edit it?
“STILL LIFE” (as well as my favorite picture taken by me) was taken in the morning in a campaign trail, I placed my camera on the tripod and I set it manually. I activated the wireless remote control and I made the main shot giving instructions to the model of how to move her hair. Later i realized a few pictures changing the focus on apples. In post production I put together the various shots and I worked on the tones/lights.
What processing tool do you use and do you believe in the camera doing all the work or in post ?
I think that post production help me to create what I have in my mind that in reality would not be possible, but most of the work is done by setting the camera. I edit my pictures with my Macbook pro, my Wacom tablet and finally with Photoshop cs6.
Whats your favourite photography accessory other than your camera?
Sometimes my tripod is essential for shooting in particular locations with irregular grounds.
Where do you prefer to post your photos online and why there?
I post my photos on flickr because is full of creative and inspiring people and because it’s a good way to be known.
Do you ever get photographers block and if so what do you do to get inspired again?
I haven’t had a photographers block yet and I hope I’ll never have one.
Is there anything you wish you had done when you first started in photography that would of made a difference?
No there isn’t, everything I done helped me to learn new things and to increase my inspiration.
Any advice for new photographers wanting to go pro?
First of all I hope to turn pro! so I think that to achieve this goal needs to find our personal style, be original, artistic and never give up.