Begin with Marta Bevacqua
How did your journey begin?
It began by chance. I was 16 years old, and looking for some photos or drawings to represent my characther in a web fantasy role play game. It was like this that I discovered websites such as deviantart, flickr and others. Once I found what I was looking for, I continued to browse on those websites, until I thought "I could try as well". I took in my hands a broken camera and never stopped.
How would you describe your work and yourself ?
I'm a quite emotional person, silent and a bit reserved, always dreaming about strange things. My work reflects a bit of myself. Otherwise, my pictures are storytelling (at least, that's what I think) and dreamy.
Where do you find inspiration for a new project?
I find inspiration everywhere. I can have ideas just walking in a park or in the city, just watching a movie or reading a book. Inspiration can be everywhere.
You mostly photograph women in different scenarios... what’s your message behind these
There is not a specific message. I don't want the viewer to know "my message", I want him/her to find their own. It's an imaginary story, everyone can imagine a story.
Three photographers to keep an eye on.
Zhang Jingna, Alexandra Von Fuerst, Elizaveta Porodina
The biggest lesson you learned from a failure.
Always know what you want and tell the others and do everything for it.
What are you working on? And what are the future projects you are excited about ?
I have some new projects, and especially thinking about realizing new videos.
Who is your biggest mentor in life?
His name is Daniele Fiore. He works in a totally different photographic field than mine, but he really helped me when I started.
You also direct and shoot films. How do you translate your aesthetic in video?
It's simple. It's just my pictures, but moving.
What are the responsibilities of a professional photographer now that we are
surrounded by images?
Keep the quality standards very high.