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Interview: Photographer Arianna Ceccarelli (Italy)

Can you tell us a little about you?

I’m Arianna Ceccarelli, a 24 year-old photographer from Rome, Italy. I got a degree in languages and I hope to become a professional photographer in the future. I also love music, cinematography and graphic design and one of my dreams is travelling around the world.

How and when did you get into photography?

When I was 16 and I random saw the pictures taken by my ex cousin’s girlfriend. She had a dark and gothic style, maybe too photoshopped, but thanks to her I started to see photography as I way of expressing my emotions, myself, my inner world or my dreams, not just a mean to remember things or places we visit during holidays.

What does photography mean to you?

To make everything real. It’s the only simple way of expressing myself. I’m shy so I can’t easily express what I think, want or dream. Photography is the perfect means.

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

First of all I love portraits. Any kind of portrait. I started with simple portraits, then I moved to a conceptual, romantic, fairy and drammatic style, and now I’m more concerned with the fashion world. I love mixing the conceptual style with the fashion one, just like the photographer Tim Walker.

Where do you get inspiration from?

I love music, literature and cinematography, so most of the time my photos are inspired to them. But I also tend to portrait my inner world into photography, especially in fine art or conceptual photos.

Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

Yes, most of the time, but sometimes I like improvising.

Studio, on location or both?

Maybe I prefer locations but only if they are well-thought-out and are perfectly coherent with the concept of the photoshoot. I love creating settings into the studio for fashion photoshoots, not using just a single and flat background. They’re better with portraits.

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I’m not a professionial photographer but either a hobbyist because I often work as a photographer and I get paid. I think I’m a sort of mix between the two. I started as a hobbyist, or better a photography lover, and I’ve been trying to become a professionist by the time, but the road is long. I’m really critical so I won’t easily define myself a professionist.

What has been your most memorable session and why?

Maybe the last one I did, but I haven’t already publish it (because of the magazine’s exlusive). It’s a really good fashion serie, with a strong concept and amazing compositions and color choices. I look forward to showing it to you all!

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

Nikon! I guess the Nikkor 85mm f/1.8, but I also love using my Sigma Art 24mm f/1.4 for fashion photography to create strange, abstract and distorted photos making the models look like they got really long legs.

What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?

Be original, believe in youself and never give up, even if it’s hard and you’ll be rejected so many times. We all have been through it.

What do you think of our new magazine?

It’s pretty good. I think it could improve itself and get more popular.

Model: Sara Pakala MUA: Rosa Bacchi Stylist: Caterina Ceccarelli

Model: Beatrice Barrilà MUA: Elisa Mancini

Model: Camilla Mottironi MUA: Giada Scanu

Model: Michelle Sciarra MUA: Rosa Bacchi Stylist: Diana Eleuteri

Models: Sara Gorecka, Alessia Mattioli MUA: Sara Beccarini Stylist: Andrea Broceta Fashion Designer: Francesca Caporale

Model: Gloria Foglietti MUA: Rosa Bacchi

Model: Claire Palazzo MUA: Debora Di Franco Fashion Designer: Francesca Cimini

Model: Claire Palazzo MUA: Debora Di Franco Fashion Designer: Francesca Cimini

Model: Gae Giudice MUA: Lia Terramoccia

Model: Beatrice Puccilli MUA: Claudia D’Annibale

Model: Gloria Foglietti MUA: Rosa Bacchi

Model: Morgana Giulianelli MUA: Rosa Bacchi

See also my cover editorial for Modellenland Magazine HERE

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