May 17, 2016
Simone is an Italian self-taught photographer who works mainly with Polaroids creating beautiful and pictorial images that inspire and invite us to go out and try this medium. With a simple approach and using natural light, Simone’s photos are images that effortlessly convey emotions and irradiate beauty.
Next we want to present an interview we had with Simone:
am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please tell us where are you from and what do you do at the moment?
SC - I come from a little town next to Vicenza, not far from Venice, Italy. At the moment I’m working in a dental practice.
am - How did you start in photography?
SC - I’ve been a skateboarder for long long time (still I am) and used to check every spot that could be good for skateboarding, always looking around in every place I visited. I used to stay with a lot of photographers as well, and my interest never stopped growing. I’ve always loved photography.
am - What inspires your work?
SC - Interesting people, nature, mist, traveling. And lots of other things :)
am - Why do you mainly use Polaroids in your work?
SC - I mainly use Polaroids because they remind me old photographs, with their dreamy mood. I like to change a little bit what I see without using any editing program. I love the waiting before the development too, for me it’s really fun!! Shooting with film in general is fun!
am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists?
SC - I tell you one old one and a young one: David Hamilton and Hannes Caspar.
am - How would you describe your photographs in 3 words?
SC - Dark, silent and a bit sad.
am - What are 5 things you could absolutely not live without?
SC - Loved ones, my dog, a skateboard, a camera, nature.
am - If you could travel and stay in a place for one year, where would you choose to go?
SC - In the north.
am - What’s your favourite movie?
SC - I really don’t have a favourite movie:)
am - What are you reading at the moment?
SC - "El Plan Infinito" by Isabel Allende.
am - Your main unanswered question in life?
SC - Why do I never learn from my mistakes? :)
am - Do you have any project in mind that could be a personal or professional challenge?
SC - I really would like to get the most out of what I love doing, with collaborations and artistic projects involving other photographers and beyond. There are many active people who create connections between artists. And my website of course :)
am - Thank you very much for your time and your contribution to analog magazine.
Simone's work was featured on our Third Printed Issue published in 2017
that you can purchase here.