Interview: Photographer Andra Dalia (London, UK)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Yes, I am a Franco-Italian photographer based in London. I was born in France and grew up in a multilingual family. I have traveled to many different countries throughout my life. Besides, my love for travel and foreign cultures is intrinsically linked with my passion for photography.
How and when did you get into photography?
I started to take photos of my trips to capture memories that I wanted to remember. I was mainly focusing on landscape and cityscape photography. I have always been fascinated with architecture and Nature.
What does photography mean to you?
This is a rather difficult question to answer. I have only recently started photographing people. I guess photography was first for me a way to capture memories. Then, it became a passion and a skill that I could master. I believe mastering a skill is a fulfilling feeling. Photography has now become a way to express myself.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I mainly focus on Fashion black and white photography. I’m fascinated with the range of shades of grey and the different contrasts between black and white. I want to keep a classy, elegant and sharp style.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I get inspiration from my daily life, magazines and social media.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?
Yes, I do think in advance the style of pictures I want to produce. I think that good organisational skills and inspiration are important for a productive photoshoot.
Studio, on location or both?
On location. I don’t have any studio. As I previously mentioned, I have only recently started photographing people.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I had loved and enjoyed all my photoshoots.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I use a Canon 5d Mark IV
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
A good photographer needs to have a keen sense of style and be constantly inspired.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I truly value your idea of promoting new artists, from photographers, models, stylists to make-up artists. I believe that the arts scene is in desperate need of new fresh perspectives.