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Davide Rostirolla

Davide Rostirolla

Would you mind introducing yourself? Hello, my name is Davide Rostirolla (@gon_48) and I'm a self-taught photographer, illustrator and graphic designer from Italy (Latina).

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How would you describe your style of photography? I like outdoor photography and I love to travel with my wife and my camera around the world (Ireland, Western USA, Australia, Iceland). Since 2015 I started to shoot into the water alternating film and digital cameras. I then developed two parallel projects “Film is not dead” where my favourite tool is an old Nikonos V camera and “Into the water” (with a digital camera). The two projects are extremely different but, at the same time, strongly connected by three topics that really matter for me: Sea, Surf and environment. My other two passions besides photography are sketches and illustrations.

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When did you first fall in love with taking photos? I discovered my passion for photography back in 2006-2007 when I was working as a 3D artist in a VFX and post-production studio where most of my colleagues had a reflex. Their works inspired me and I decided to step into this world too. I found through photography the way to express myself and to show the world through my eyes.

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Do you have a favourite photography related memory, whether it be in front or behind the camera? I remember that to photograph the DC-3 in Iceland I had to walk about 4km before arriving at the wreck; walking for 4km in the middle of nowhere, under the rain, wind and fog was truly a mystical experience. However, every trip and every place I visited is a source of inspiration for me in many different ways but only after exploring Iceland I realized that capture remote and desolate places bring out the best of me. The fog, the clouds and desolate lands have a great impact on my photographic style.

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What inspires your photography? Nature, the sea, travel and seeing new places are a great source of inspiration for me.

What kind of camera do you use? I use a Canon 6D for the outdoor shots, Sony A6000 and Nikonos V for the water photography.

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Who are some of your favourite photographers? I really like the atmosphere of the northern landscapes in the works of Mikko Lagerstedt, the water photography by Ray Collins and Warren Keelan, and the outdoor photography by Linus Bergman and Owen Perry.

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The coolest place you've ever been? It is always hard to pick just one, but if I have to pick one I would say Fjaòrárgljúfur, a place in Iceland.

What would be your number one dream destination for a photography adventure? There are many but if I have to choose one right now I would say Yukon, in the North-West of Canada.

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Which time of year is your favourite for taking photographs? I think every time of the year can offer interesting things, but I like winter with iron skies, the mist...I really love the winter mood.

Do you have any upcoming photography trips/sessions that you would like to share? I am not planning any trip as of now but I have in mind a series of projects related to the environmental theme that I would like to start shortly...stay tuned!

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Anything extra you would like to share? If you want to know more about me, you can find a daily post on my Instagram or you can see more of my work on my website! Thank you so much for the opportunity to present my work :)

Davide’s Instagram - www.instagram.com/gon_48

Davide’s Website - www.daviderostirolla.it

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