Interview: Photographer Lorenzo Caranzetti (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I’m a photographer specialising in portraiture
How and when did you get into photography?
My father passed it down to me and he did it as a hobby. As I grew up, I cultivated this passion until it became a job. I started photographing landscapes like almost everyone else, but then I approached the portrait where I discovered it and never left it again. I discovered my photographic genre, my “ vocation “.
What does photography mean to you?
For photography it is to express yourself, to communicate many emotions in a single image. Because this , each of us is different and in a photo, each of us receives different emotions. Many communicate whit words, some through a book, I communicate through photography.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
My photographic style is very naturalist. I always look for natural expression in my subject, so that the emotion reaches those who are looking at my photo. I never liked taking pre-set photos.
Where do you get inspiration from?
Honestly, I don’t have a precise source of inspiration, many of my photographic projects came to me before falling asleep, it’s time for my head to travel and bring out new ideas. Sometimes I find inspiration when I watch TV or when I go out on Sunday for a walk.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Surely yes, the shot must be as I imagined it in my mind.
Studio, on location or both?
I really love shooting out, but I don’t disdain studying for more particular projects.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I’d like to answer both of my point of view. Because without passion you can’t do this profession and be a professional. I call myself a professional.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
A project that I prepared in three months. It was there make-up, and for the clothes I had to wait two months before they were made. The nice thing was that I had to invent a type of skirt, which I had to carve out myself, because I couldn’t find it. In the end, the set lasted about 5 hours, but we were all satisfied with the work.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I have the camera body of Sony a7III and my favourite lensens are 35mm f1.4 , 50mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.4
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
I would recommend investing in your own training and believing in what you do.
What do you think of our new magazine?
Very beautiful and interesting.
Facebook: Lorenzo Caranzetti