Sep 07, 2016
Chiara is a young Italian photographer and Communication Sciences student currently based in Bologna, Italy. With soft tones and a singular style, Chiara’s photographs narrate her daily adventures and struggles in life. Imprinting her emotions is essential to Chiara, and this degree of authenticity and expressiveness we can clearly perceive in her beautiful images.
Following we want to present an interview that we had with Chiara:
am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please introduce yourself for us?
CC - Hi! I’m Chiara, I’m 19 and I live in Bologna (but I’m from a little southern Italy city on the seaside, Agropoli). In Bologna I study Communication at the University and I’m attending the second year.
am - How did you start in photography?
CC - I started photography when my uncle gave me my first digital camera at 10. I started taking pictures of what surrounded me, my friends, my sister…
am - What inspires your work?
CC - I think that I’m inspired by all the things I see and feel. I use photography to express what’s inside me so my works are deeply influenced by my emotions, my personal taste, the music I listen…
am - What does photography mean to you?
CC - It means everything to me, because when I’m in a bad time I know that I can drain my emotions into the camera. It also helps to remind me that there’s beauty all around me and that I’m lucky. My camera (It’s called Drogon) represents all my efforts and improvements.
am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists?
CC - I have to admit that I’m a little ignorant about the history of photography. I think that there are a lot of great photographers nowadays that I know especially thanks to the web. My favourite Italian photographer is Giulia Bersani, I also like Anna Di Prospero and Marta Bevacqua. I love Vivian Mayer, Steve McCurry , Oliviero Toscani, Francesca Woodman, Laura Makabresku, Lukasz Wierzbowski.
am - How would you describe your photographs in 3 words?
CC - Just intimate.
am - When you are not taking pictures, what do you do?
CC - Most of the time I think about taking pictures haha. I often spend my time watching works by artists of the past, watching (a lot of) movies, TV series, reading books, listening (a lot of) music. I like to take my bike and go around when there’s not a lot of people in the city, when it’s windy, I love to go to the cinema or at the theater and I’m lucky because I can do all these things with my friends.
am - What are 5 things you could absolutely not live without?
CC - Drogon, music, nature, hair dye, newspapers or television news.
am - If you could travel and stay in a place for one year, where would you choose to go?
CC - Iceland, doubtless.
am - What’s your favourite movie?
CC - Tough question! I really can’t choose just one.
am - What are you reading at the moment?
CC - The Captain’s Daughter by Alexander Pushkin
am - Thank you very much for your time and your contribution to analog magazine.
Thank you, it’s been an honour.