Interview: Photographer Emilia Vila (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Yes, of course! I live in Italy and I’m a portrait photographer. I’m an eternal dreamer, I love colours, arts, nature and cats! I love traveling to discover new places and I prefer genuine food.
How and when did you get into photography?
Oh, photography is part of my life since I was little because my father was a photographer, but I started to think about it as a job only after 20 years. So in 2012 I decided to start my professional journey.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is my life and my obsession. I really don’t think I could live without it!
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I believe in evolution and my style is changing as time goes by. Currently I’m obsessed with painterly portraits and I think I found my own colourful/ vintage style.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I think inspiration is everywhere, I get it from everything that I see and it could be a movie, a magazine or the nature. Sometimes a little detail or color it’s enough detail to develop a new project.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Absolutely, I love all about the process and always project every detail of it, but sometimes I also improvise and I enjoy it as well.
Studio, on location or both?
Both, but lately I prefer studio.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I think that after 10 years of working with clients I can consider myself a professional photographer, but I still enjoy every project with the enthusiasm of a hobbyist.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
The most memorable project it was actualy more than a session because it was made in 8 months and it was my most ambitious and unforgettable project because is has the meaning of the life. In fact I named the Time of Life (a clock that represents the concept of a new life, the wait and the reward).
Nikon or Canon? Favourite lens?
Canon since the beginning. My favourite lens is 50mm, 1.2
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Master you craft and take a good marketing class, otherwise it won’t be a business!
Whatdo you think of our new magazine?
Your Magazine it’s a pleasent surprise, full of good material and so inspiring. Keep on donig the good job!