Interview: Photographer Andrea Schallschmidt (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I was born in a quiet city in Northern Italy, Vicenza, in 1991. Already as a child I had a passion for art, drawing comics.Growing up I developed good creativity and observation skills. I bought my first Nikon SLR in 2014. Dedicating my first shots to Ambientati Portraits.
In 2018 I decide to start a new, more aware and more technical photographic journey. I started taking photography courses by a well-known photographer from Milan Fabio Berg,
specialized in fashion photography and set portrait. He helped me refine the my photographic technique and at the same time improving myself more and more. With the aim of arousing emotions, sensations and wonder towards the observer, my portraits are characterized by a pleasant combination of colors, which enhance the eyes and the subject. The subjects I portray must impress me with their expressiveness and their eyes must convey an emotion that I try to show through my photography.
How and when did you get into photography?
I approached photography in 2008, out of curiosity, I dreamed of expressing my emotions through photographs.
What does photography mean to you?
For me PHOTOGRAPHY means transmitting with your own photographs what we feel from the bottom of our heart, freeing all our creativity and sharing it with those who love our passion, it is wonderful to transmit and tell our most beautiful memories and sensations through a photograph .
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I love making portraits in which the subject is immersed, it is an integral part of a context.
Not a simple face, not just an emotion, but a face contextualized in the environment in which it is located, immersed in a world of colors that
they must enhance the subject and must bring the eye of the observer of the photo to focus on the subject.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I am very inspired by movies.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Absolutely yes, before creating a photographic project, I study a lot what I want to achieve and how to make it, in detail.
Studio, on location or both?
Both of them.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I consider myself a student photographer, because you never stop learning.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
My favorite photo shoot was the one in the waterfalls, it was a project that had been standing in my drawer for years, when I took those exciting shots they looked like real paintings immersed in nature, they impressed me a lot and I was very satisfied with the realization.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I use Fujifilm, I don't have a favorite lens, because each lens conveys different sensations.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
The best advice I can give, don't be afraid but always follow your dreams.
What do you think of our new magazine?
A magazine that I recommend to look at, with excellent photographic ideas, always select quality and beautiful photographs :-) my compliments.
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