Where are you from? Where do you live?
I was born and I live in Varedo, a little village in northern Italy.
How old are you?
How do you pay your bills? Are you working as a professional photographer?
Oh, I’d love to but I don’t.
I’m currently working at the University of Milan, where last year I took a degree in history and critic of art.
What I’m involved in is basically a cataloguing job. Many people find it boring, but I’m really enjoying what I’m doing: I see thousands quality photographs from the 20’s and the 30’s, and also thousands of stunning graphic lay outs which are work of art themselves. It’s a great source of inspiration.
What cameras do you use?
Mostly my Canon FTb QL, but I often carry with me a Yashica T4 and I also love Polaroid stuff.
Any photographer or artist inspiring you?
Music is the greatest inspiration for me, more than any other photographer I could mention. Amongst my favourite artists there are The Clientele and The Radio Dept., but I also love obscure 80’s stuff (from indie labels like Sarah and Postcard to dark and minimal wave bands). Right after music it comes the cinema, and only after that, photography. I can’t say there’s a single personality who inspires me. From the past I’ve got a huge admiration for Jacques Henri Lartigue, László Moholy-Nagy, Willi Ruge and Albert Renger-Patzsch, but I can’t say their works inspire me. I draw much more inspiration from anonymous photographs, like the one you can find in a tin box or on a sport review of the 30’s.
From the present flickr world I’d like to mention Charlie Engman, Clemens Fantur, Louis Fry, Ana Kraš, Sylvain-Emmanuel Prieur and Lina Scheynius.
What/who do you enjoy to shoot the most?
Some time ago I would have answered you “light” without any doubt.
Now I feel the way I’m perceiving things is considerably changing. I don’t know where all of this will lead me, but I can tell you that currently I look for plain scenes and reduction to primary forms. I’m very influenced by graphic layouts and the world of typography.
Do you believe in god?
Oh no, please!
What do you drink on a night out?
Chinotto or some beer.
Do you like dancing?
It depends on which kind music. I love synthpop to dance on my own : )
What’s your favourite first name?
I don’t have one. Some days ago I was talking with a friend of mine and she told me her second name is “Camilla”. I found it beautiful, perhaps because it reminds me of my favourite doll’s name when I was a child.
I also like the name “Ivy” – if it is a first name, is it?
Are you a fashion addicted?
I have my own style: I love vintage stuff and matching different items from different times. Perhaps accessories could be considered my addiction : )
What’s your favourite tv series?
I don’t watch TV series, I’m sorry.
Recommend us a book.
A tough question!
Maybe “Gli amori difficili” by Italo Calvino.
What’s the country of your dreams?
Have you ever been to Iceland?
Why Iceland? No but I’d love to; we live in a beautiful world full of dreamy places I haven’t seen yet.
What song would you choose for a slideshow of your work?
I can’t choose a single song for all the amount of my works, but I can tell you that some time ago, after a long discussion with a friend of mine, I’ve finally chosen which one should be my favourite song of all times. That song is “Saturday” by The Clientele, but it’s really beyond any pictures I could ever shoot.