Jun 19, 2017
Inspired by people and their context, Lucia from Italy is a young photographer who creates romantic, attractive and expressive images that celebrate simple and quotidian life. The beauty of her images is that they mirror our lives, portraying those insignificant but beautiful moments that make us feel and remember that we are alive.
Following we present an interview that we had with the artist:
am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please introduce yourself for us?
L - My real name is Lucia, like my two great grandmothers, who took care of me when I was a little child. I grew up in a very little town called Bevagna, in the middle of Umbria’s farms. And these are the two main reasons why I love vintage things and nature. Then I moved to Florence to study architecture and I also lived in Madrid for several years. Now I live in Treviso, where I work as a project manager in a digital agency.
am - How did you start in photography?
L - At first I was a model while I was studying to make some money, then I started to get interested in photography. But it really began when I was in Madrid where I started a course in photo development. I had to do some photos for this course and day by day the passion was built. I spent a lot of time photographing landscapes and people who were moving and acting in different spaces. I couldn’t think about anything, just observe and feel. At that time I understood that something had changed and I found a real passion.
am - What inspires your work?
L - People and context. People in their context. The context with people.
Two elements but millions of combinations and possible images. I love to find out interactions between human nature and where they are. With no sounds. With no time. Suspended in a second.
am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists?
L - Well, I love many photographers and they inspire me so much. Luigi Ghirri absolutely for landscapes. Ren Hang, Prue Stent and Noell Oszvald for suspended images. Dana Trippe for 70’s nostalgia. Martina Matencio and Riccardo la Valle for delicacy. And many many others. I try to take some pieces from everyone.
am - What are 5 things you could absolutely not live without?
L - friends, silence, past, pause, departures.
am - If you could travel and stay in a place for one year, where would you choose to go?
L - Well I had the fortune to live in Madrid for long time and I love the people and the city. It’s so lively and exciting. But I also spent some time in the south of Spain and I remember a moment when I thought that I wanted to stay there. It was in Jerez de la Frontera.
am - Favourite songs / bands at the moment?
L -Pink Floyd. Atom Heart Mother.
am - What’s your favourite movie?
L - ‘Deserto Rosso’. Michelangelo Antonioni.
am - Where is your favorite place to go for inspiration and why?
L - Alone, walking. Natural landscapes like a farm, beach, river...
am - What is your favourite photo book?
L - I don’t have one in particular.
am - Thank you very much for your time and your contribution to analog magazine.