Interview: Photographer Francesca Terenziani (Italy)
Can you talk a little bit about yourself?
Let me introduce myself: my name is Francesca Terenziani, I am 38 years old and since I was a child I am a great fan of photography. I've always taken, both with Polaroid and with small analog compacts but I made the big jump in 2016 thanks to my life partner Enrico Pignatti. Thanks to him I learned everything there is to know about professional photography, using for the first time a SLR, learning rules and the optimal use of light. I did not do specific academies or courses but only a lot of photography and post-production workshops. As a genre of fashion and beauty, but my greatest passion is vintage: In fact, I try to create a retro effect in post production based on the historical period chosen at the time.
How and when did you get into photography?
As I said before, shooting since I remember.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is my life, it was my salvation in my darkest moments, it is the means to express myself, my personality, my "I".
Describe briefly your photographic style for our readers.
My style is sparkling with bright colors. I tend to be "bressonian" in the sense that I try to be perfect both in the composition and in the use of lights.
Where do you get inspiration from?
Being a great lover of vintage, I find inspiration in the 70/80/90 icons. I think that the moods of the time were wonderful, the models, then, were beautiful, smiling, happy.
Think ahead of time what do you want in the picture?
Yes, every shot of mine starts from a project planned on time. I am fortunate to be able to work with qualified people, able to fulfill my "mental journey"!
Study, on site or both?
Both of them. It always depends on the mood of the project.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I'm a professional photographer.
What was your most memorable session and why?
Definitely "Remember Amy W." In this set I tried to pay homage to the great Amy Whinehouse: I studied for months everything, the location, the model (Azzurra Gallo - wonderful performer) makeup and hairstyling by the talented Eleonora Tomasini - MakeUpArtist- styling by Elisa Vissani. It was the most beautiful and felt project ever made until now.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I am loyal to Nikon. I started with an old D5100 and then spent the last year on a D810. My favorite lens is a Sigma 50mm Art f / 1.4
What is the only advice you would like to offer a new photographer who wants to start his own business?
The only advice I can give is to believe in one's dreams and never stop learning.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I really like it, I love it !!! Congratulations !
Miriam C. Petronelli