Mar 19, 2018
Sabrina is a young Italian photographer with a penchant for hidden and unordinary topics. Shooting mainly in B&W, Sabrina creates images that are gloomy, thrilling and fascinating at the same time. Each of her photographs contains a story itself, conveying numerous feelings that can transport us to our darkest sides.
am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please introduce yourself for us?
SC - I was born in 1985 in a town nestled in the mountains of Abruzzo, Italy. At the age of 22 I decided to leave geology studies and fully dedicate myself to photography as self-taught.
am - How did you start in photography?
SC - I started taking pictures as a child with a compact film camera and never stopped taking pictures since then.
am - What inspires your work?
SC - I'm inspired by everything, the place where I live, nature, trees, my dreams, music, movies, people, etc.
am - How would you describe your visual language?
SC - Instinctive, raw.
am - We can see that you have a preference for ghostly and eerie topics, what is your motivation behind this?
SC - I have always been attracted by 'the different' and what is out of the ordinary. I'm interested in the part of things that are not seen, the hidden side, I focus on this, but I can't give you a reason why I do it.
am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists?
SC - Anton Corbijn, Susan Meiselas, Larry Towell, Diane Arbus, Sally Mann…
am - What are your main interests as an artist?
SC - To tell stories and to share my vision and perception of the world I see.
am - What’s your favourite movie?
SC - "The Shining" by Stanley Kubrick.
am - What is your favourite photo book?
SC - "Haunted Air" by Ossian Brown.
am - Thank you very much for your time and your contribution to analog magazine.
All images © Sabrina Caramanico