Interview: Photographer Tatiana Minelli (Italy)
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Tell us something about yourself
Hi, nice to meet you, my name is Tatiana Minelli, i'm 24 and i come from Gualdo Tadino, a small city of Umbria (Italy)
How and when did you get into photography?
The first time i approached photography i was 17, when my parents gave me a small compact as a gift. While i was taking pictures of me and my friends, i started to get interested and understand,over the years, that working with photography could be the dream to realize
What does photography mean to you?
For me, Photography is love in its purest form. It is passion, dedication, hope, joy but also sadness and frustration. It can make you touch the sky and a second later can push you to the ground
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I'm not sure i fully developed my stle yet, i'm still in an experimental stage and with a great desire to try and try again. The genres in wich i move, however, are fashion, portrait and fine arts. My photos usually have a melancholic look, so they say
Where do you get inspiration from?
There is nothing in particular that inspires me, it may be all or nothing. A song can inspire me, a face, a color, an object, a place, etc... I love the idea that my mind is always open to new ideas and inspirations
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
Yes and no, sometimes i already have the ideas in my mind and i try to realize them, but mostly i follow my instinct and the ideas come on their own. I really enjoy to improvise, because you can take really good pictures and fall in love with them
Studio, on location or both?
I would say both, even if i prefer to shoot in location and with natural lights
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Photoghrapy began as a “hobby”, even if my great love for her made me want to make a profession of it and i'm still working to make it so. I'm in this compromise, i already do professional works and at the same time i'm still in an entry-level
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I'm attached to almost every shooting. Maybe the fashion are the ones that made most impression on me, because of the great work behind them, you have to call the stylist, the make up artist, the air stylist, ecc...
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
As i said, everything can inspire me, maybe the greatest inspiration is the great love that i feel for photography that always pushed me to keep going and experiment
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I always used Canon and my favorite lens are the ones that i own: my 24-70 f2.8 and the 50.f1.8.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
In my opinion, the most important thing is to have a lot of determination, passion and desire to succeed. Photography has the ability to be loved and to be hated at the same time, because it can lead you to think that you'll never make it. You must not allow anything or anyone to bring you down, because this world is full of sharks. Obviously you must always keep in mind what are your abilities, your limitations and the work to do so you can always learn new things
What do you think of our new magazine?
I'm glad i discovered your magazine, which gaves to many artist (emerging or not) the opportunity to be known and to show their art. Congratulations for the excellent work!
(Special thanks to Simone Galantini for the work of translation with my answers!)