Friday, September 19, 2014

Interview with Lucrezia Senserini

Lucrezia Senserini is a 26 year-old Italian photographer, based-in  Arezzo, Tuscany. She shoots both digital and film and was featured on Shooting Film once about 1 year ago now came back to share her photography experience in an interview.

- Hi Lucrezia, can you introduce more about you?
 My name is Lucrezia Senserini, I'm an italian photographer based in  Arezzo, Tuscany, I'm 26 years old. I shoot both digital and film, I use Nikon F60, Polaroid Impulse AF and a  Fujifilm Instax Wide.
I love analog photography because it forces me to think before shooting, to already have the image in my head;  I love to wait days before I see the pictures, a mixture of surprise and excitement I feel when I finally see them. Instinctively I'm attracted to the human body, especially female figures, but also from the sea, the sky, the nature. Photos are made of light and small emotions, in the film the daily life becomes something extraordinary.

- How did you first get into photography?
 I came to photography about five years ago,  when looking at a photograph I was excited, and I realized that extraordinary means of communication and expression was it;  by that time I used the camera as a pen of a writer,  to tell about me and what is around me.

- Do you have projects in future in photography?
 I have a project that I am working on since January, is a sort of diary set in the bar where I work:  I want to tell with my own eyes the people I meet, the seasons that pass, the little details is a visual diary of a piece of my life.

- Do you work as an amateur or professional photographer, and have you completed training or have you learned by yourself?
 I photograph both for passion that for work, I started as an autodidact, than I attended several courses and a photography school in Florence, APAB, in 2011, 2012.

- Who & what are some of your influences?
 I draw inspiration from life, both the real life and the one in my imagination. My photos come from what I think and feel, but also from what I see and whatever moves me. I also love the photographs of Nan Goldin and Francesca Woodman, I share with them the vital need to take to tell, to understand me, to not forget.

- Is there any advice you can give to new analogue shooters?
The photograph comes from the heart.

Lucrezia, thank you for the interview!

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