Would you mind introducing yourself? Hello! My name is Valeria Dellisanti, I’m 22 years old. I was born in southern Italy but currently, I live in Bologna where I study cinema and work with photography.
How would you describe your style of photography? My style is subject to a strong sensitivity for nature and the power of light. My approach to photography is guided by my intuition, rather than something already planned. The camera gives me a more conscious way of looking at myself and other people. Between soft colours and shadows, I simply try to share my vision of beauty.
Valeria's Instagram - @valeria_dellisanti
When did you first fall in love with taking photos? When I was 16 years old I bought my first camera. I studied at an art school where I learned how to compose an image, which colours to use and where to place the subjects, but my passion was born a few years later, when I moved from southern Italy to Bologna and bought my first analog camera. Photography became my best friend and a way to share emotions.
Who/What inspires your photography? My photography is largely inspired by my daily life. I am influenced by people, places, movies, images of other artists music and my dreams.
What kind of camera do you use? I’m an “analog” photographer and I use a Canon AE1 Program, Zenit, Olympus and a disposable camera.
What's your editing process like? I prefer leaving my images un-edited. I love the colours of the film and its imperfections.
Who are some of your favourite photographers? Lately, I've been very inspired by the work of Lina Scheynius, Olivia Bee, Eylul Aslan and the portraits of Tina Sosna.
Which time of year is your favourite for taking photographs? My favourite time to shoot is summer. I love the warm light of the sun, the lawns full of flowers, the sea and the summer clothes. In 2017 I released “SUMMER” my first handmade and self-published book. You can see it here 👇
Do you have any upcoming photography trips/sessions that you would like to share? In October I’m going to Berlin for a few days, I can’t wait to start this new adventure. I hope to take a lot of photos and videos.
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