Interview: Photographer Alessandro Corazza (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hello! My name is Alessandro Corazza and I'm a portrait photographer based in Vicenza, in the north of Italy. I love romantic and emotional portrait.
How and when did you get into photography?
After playing the guitar for many years my band took a break and so I had time to dedicate myself to photography, something that intrigued me since I was a child.
About six / seven years ago I bought my first reflex. I started with some landscapes, thenI had the chance to take some portraits and from there the real passion started.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography for me is above all a form of expression. It's an opportunity to show the world how I see it or how I would like it. All while managing the light, that it's really amazing.
And then it relaxes me a lot, both when I shoot and when I postproduce my photos.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
As I said above I have a predilection for portraits in romantic style and sometimes I get close to what are called emotional portraits. I like bright photos, perhaps a little counter-current to what it's fashionable in my country.
I also look for a simplicity that often comes from a previous study of what I want to achieve.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I take inspiration from many sources, both photographic and pictorial.
I really appreciate some Russian stylistic currents lately. However what results is a mix that does not really resemble any of the sources I am inspired by.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Yes, I think ahead, I try to make a set list of what the shooting will be like.
Then, however, I always find time for improvisation.
Studio, on location or both?
Strictly location, preferably outside. I find shooting in the studio boring, even if in winter it would certainly be more comfortable!
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I have the enthusiasm of a novice amateur photographer and the seriousness of a professional! :-)
What has been your most memorable session and why?
Hard to say what my favorite session is. There are many of which I'm satisfied, usually when the location is interesting and creates a good feeling with the model.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Sony and Canon, but I'm deeply convinced that they are only tools. And photography goes beyond choosing a brand. I often use a Canon 85 mm.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
To be really motivated because the sector is not simple. But with tenacity, ideas and good technique it is possible to find space for your business.
What do you think of our new magazine?
I think that's it's a great work, really nice done.
With the occasion I thank you also for the opportunity!