Our “Inspiration Feeder” presents to you short interviews with interesting visual artists from around the globe. Today in focus: Paolo Pettigiani.
Where do you come from?
I’m from Turin, a city in the north west of Italy.
Recommend us one place to visit in your country.
I really love mountains and even if I was born in the Alps, one of my favorite place to visit are Dolomites. The “Tre Cime di Lavaredo” and “Lago di Braies” are one of the most beautiful places I ever seen. (img. 3 was shoot in Braies Lake).
What do you think gives you your unique view of the world?
To me, photography is not only a job. It’s freedom to create fragments of emotions and beauty. I express this through “Infraland” : a graphic and visual exploration of nature using the digital Infrared photography (IR).
How long do you think it took you to find your personal style of shooting?
I started to take pictures when I was 11, during a family trip in Argentina. During the university, while I was studying Design and Visual Communication, I combined graphic and photography creating my first Architectural projects called “Geometrie 1” – https://www.behance.net/gallery/18429853/Geometrie-1 . Later on, looking at Richard Mosse projects, I decided to experiment with Infrared photography in order to keep playing with colours, replacing buildings and architectures with nature and landscapes.
What would you say is the thing that most inspires you? / What keeps you going?
Being a photographer sometimes could be tough: waiting for hours to find the perfect spot and the perfect light to shoot the image. I think that passion for this world and the curiosity to always learn and experiment new techniques, are the drivers for keep going and enjoy what you do.
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