Interview: Photographer Roberto Rubino (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am an Italian photographer, I live in Sicily, and this land full of colors and landscapes has always inspired my photography. I like to photograph landscapes, people, colors, but above all I really like portrait photos.
How and when did you get into photography?
I have always liked photography, I took many reportage and landscape photos until, a few years ago, I mainly dedicated myself to portraits.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is free to express oneself, convey one's feelings, give the idea of one's vision of things and of the world. With photography I give my interpretation, my personal interpretation.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I really like to insert the subject I photograph, inside a landscape, a scene, set the shot outside. I like to use colors a lot, and the beautiful landscapes we have here in Sicily. I hardly ever take pictures in the studio.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I really like to enhance the female subject, and as I said before, I like to contextualize it to the external environment where I shoot trying to create beautiful atmospheres. The lines and geometries have always been a source of inspiration for me.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
Fuji, mirrorless. My favorite lenses are 35mm and 85mm
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture ?
No, I often let myself be guided by my instincts. I can have a rough idea of what I want, but then when I'm on set, I often improvise, because the lighting conditions vary, or situations arise that I hadn't calculated. Shooting outdoors means just that. adapt to the conditions that are found.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I am a photography hobbyist, but I don't do it as a job.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
The best sessions are always those that have the sea as an element of the shot.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
Always photograph according to your instincts. You have to be creative, not necessarily follow the usual rules. Photography is creativity. Above all you have to create your own style, which is the most difficult thing.
What do you think of our new magazine?
The magazine is very beautiful and above all of an excellent level. It is really a pleasure to browse through it and appreciate the published works.