It’s Silvia Ianniciello‘s turn aka biondapiccola.
Tell us something about yourself.
My name is Silvia Ianniciello, for friends biondopiccola, I am 25 years old and I am graduating in philosophy. One year ago I have opened a blog about analog pictures, toycameras and instant photography. The name of the blog is Holga my dear and looking after it is one of my favorite hobbies, as well as taking pictures.
Why did you choose analog photography?
I haven’t chosen analog photography but rather analog photography chose me. Might sound silly but up to three years ago I had no clue what would mean having an analog camera of any kind, or what a shutter was or a diaphragm. I didn’t even know about films and disposable cameras every child uses for school trips. I could only see people using digital cameras but I have never really been attracted to them. One day I was given a Diana Mini with plastic lens and from there I have discovered the existence of a wonderful world.
What do you like to photograph?
I like to photograph pretty much everything, it depends on what camera I have. With analog photography I become very curious and I like to experiment and mess up a little, this is the reason why I believe I do not have a style yet. I don’t even know if I ever will, really. The only thing I know is that I really enjoy doing it.
Which cameras do you have?
Must I list them all? How much time do I have? Not kidding, I have many, way too many! I am not going to bother you listing them all, so here’s the ones I like the absolute most: the Holga 120 GN, the Lomo LC-A and the Polaroid SX-70. However there are so many more I am crazy in love with!
What kind of photographs you like to take?
This is a hard question. I really like both street photography and portraits. I believe that you must have a great courage and sensibility to take this kind of pictures. I believe that photography isn’t only related to lucky situations you happen to be in, it does help sometimes of course, but the motto “don’t think, just shoot” has never really convinced me.
Do you have a favorite photographer?
Apart of the “untouchable” ones, I have quite a few I follow on Flickr. Among them I enjoy Martelfa, Bottanissima Kleber Cruz Cuccurullo, Ester Helloo, ViannaVi and Fl:ckrnauta. Recently I have also discovered the experimental works of Britta Hershman.
A beautiful photo should…
…make me want to look at it over and over again as if I was looking for something new every time I look at it.