I spent all my savings to buy good lenses and a camera, and I started to photograph anything that caught my eye: landscapes, the street, objects, etc. After a few years, I took a masterclass with Nick Knight through a program called Mastered, and this changed me as a photographer forever. First of all, Nick is not only amazing as a photographer but also as a person. I remember he gave us a fashion video brief for our assignment and I had never shot video before. I found an idea but could not make it happen and had mentioned I was going to pass. Nick jumped in and told me giving up was not an option, and I had to just find another angle instead of staying stuck to my original idea.
He mentored me all the way through this assignment and taught me that when something doesn’t work, don’t get too rigid and attached to that feeling but instead flow and use what you have to make it work.
This was a decisive moment for the new me as a photographer. Another decisive moment was meeting Alessia Glaviano
in Iceland for a portfolio review; her very insightful advice and her direct approach struck a chord with me and gave me a lot of food for thought.
Armed with all these new tools, my photography started to evolve visually, and I could define more and more my voice and what I wanted to say. The meaning of my images though comes from personal experiences and challenges, and observing people with one thing in mind: to create a sort of visual poetry and feeling.