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Interview: Photographer Greta Larosa (Italy)
Tell us something about yourself.
I’m Greta Larosa, a young motivated Italian photographer. I’m mainly involved in portrait photography and storytelling. My subjects are always young women, represented with a romantic vision. I try to have an antique and refined style.
How and when did you get into photography?
I started taking photos at the age of 16. At the beginning I photographed my friends, were simple portraits, but help them to feel a little more beautiful made me feel good. With time I started to get attached more and more to photography and to understand the essential role it had in my life; then at 18 I started studying with passion and perseverance.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is the way I express myself. I talk about what I feel and what I like. Of my world view. Photography has made me grow, she has made me more strong and positive. Today she has an essential role in my life.
Please describe your photography style for our readers.
I describe my style as soft and romantic with a touch of sadness. I love capturing emotions. My goal si to take an image that speaks to the viewer.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I get inspiration mainly from the music. Music has always been very important in my life. I let myself be inspired by texts and by his emotions.
Think you in advice what do you want in the picture?
Absolutely yes! Before a shooting I know exactly what I want to represent and how to do it. Lights, clothes, make up.. they are all already decided.
It happens, however, that while shooting I change a little bit the plans.
Studio, on location or both?
I prefer on location because leaves more to the imagination. There are more elements with which to play. On location you can create always different stories.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Despite the age I consider myself a paid professional because I work hard every day to ensure good quality jobs. I work with passion and determination and I think that hard work should be rewarded.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
My most memorable session has been “Dreamer” in my father’s workshop. I played with lights and shadows in a unique and special location. The model was a dear friend and we have a lot of fun.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
The inspiration is influenced by many factors. It should be a reflections of your personality, so I think that the biggest source of inspiration it’s the life. What happens and makes us ourselves.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I shoot with my lovely Canon 6D with a 50mm f/1,8 lens to create the bokeh.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
There are so many.. One of the best tips I can give you is to be determined. Working as an artist is really difficult and often people will try to knock you down, but you have to stay focused on your goal and do not listen to them.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I think that Modellen Land it’s a high quality magazine. That deal with the fashion photography shown in an elegant way. I am honored to have been contacted by you.