Angelo Bonini, a 17 year-old Brazilian photographer, is a high-school student. He first got into photography when he was 7 with a Yashica camera from his mother. After a long time of studying, he has returned to photography for nearly 2 years.
Although Angelo who was featured once on our website few months ago shoots both digital and film, he still has a big love for his analogue cameras, especially his mother's old Yashica. Photography is always an important part of his life, so he would like to share with us in an interview.
- Hi Angelo, can you tell us some more about you?
Hi! My name is Angelo, I’m 17 and a high-school student from the South of Brazil.
- What is your favorite film camera and why? Do you have any memorable experiences while using this camera?
Actually, I don't know which is my favorite camera, because I love them all equally, but I feel thankful about being able to use the same camera I used 10 years ago, a Yashica EZ Mate compact even though I have bought technically better ones. This one is special because it was “the family camera” and it brings me memories of my parents.
- What does photography mean to you?
Photography is an incredibly touching way of perceiving the world and being in contact with it. It was the way I have found to present the others the private world I live in.
- Do you have projects in future in photography?
I just want to keep on working with it, trying to balance between artistic works and commercial works.
- Who & what are some of your influences?
When you open up your heart to the world around you, everything becomes inspiration, everything can take us further. This has been my principle.
- A lot of people are into photography today, what would you say to them to inspire them more?
Just put yourself entirely and truly in your works and be careful not to reproduce some photography fads. Paulo Leminski was right when he said that being exactly who we are will take us further.
Angelo, thank you for the interview!
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