WHEN PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS ARTS
Taking a picture, it’s as if you are painting a picture, but in one second.
The reflection on the nature of art in general and of the different artistic expressions in particular has been a constant since ancient times which crosses the philosophical, political, religious and even economic thought of the Occident.
Up to our days, in fact, the general conditions of existence were analyzed, either in the ancient poetics, or in the various modern aesthetics. But the problem of the relationship between the arts was confined in a corner, if not left out. Not that it wasn't taken into consideration, but it had more to do with actual artistic practice - think of the millennial dispute around the Horatian ut pictura poesis.
Horace's formula takes up an aphorism from Simonide brought back by Plutarch, for whom painting is a silent poetry, poetry is a speaking painting. Centuries later Lessing with his Laokoon criticizes the possibility that poetry and figurative arts can refer to common principles: according to Lessing poetry is the art of the time, while plastic arts are the arts of simultaneity. The first therefore deals with actions, the other with bodies.
What about photography, following the idea of Lessing, for me it refers equally to temporary and simultaneous art. It deals at the same time with both actions and bodies. But first of all it deals with the light! The only moment of creativity is one twenty-fifth of a second, when the shutter clicks, the light flickers in the camera and the movement stops. In this moment painting and poetry melt.
One skill that any self respecting art wedding and family photographer needs to have is the ability to analyze the light in image and environment. It is vital to see and understand light to capture the balance of colors and tones in the photos. This is a philosophy that I employ for my works during the photo shoots in the most sought-after Italian destinations; using the skills that I learned from figurative art and literature, I learnt the perfect way of capturing the essence of the lighting to convey a particular mood and emotions.
Just as an artist has a palette to work from, I have the light and shadows. I see marvel in everything around me, with particular inspiration being drawn from nature, art, and beauty of immense historic villas and big cities that Italy can offer. I have always had a dream of flying over the world to discover everything faster; to breath life and freedom, and to incorporate these ideals into my work.