| Ilenia Urso |
If you could be anything right now, what would you be?
Sea water, flowing and reshuffling inexorably.
Which book are you reading?
Lettere a Milena (Briefe an Milena), Franz Kafka.
Which photographer is teaching you something?
The one who daily inspires me is my partner, Andrea Buia, the most authentic photographer I’ve ever known. I’ve appreciated his works even before I’ve loved him, and it’s for his worth that I’ve restarted to take photos.
Are you working on a particular project right now? Can you tell us something about it?
Actually, I find it hard to plan shootings, or decide in advance in which way I will take my photos (especially because I’m really, really inconstant!). I use to take my camera and follow all my feelings. So I’m not working on any project now, but there’s a thing I really want to realise shortly: “building” a darkroom at home, to develop my own films.
Why did you start to take photograph? Did something or someone inspire you?
I think it was a kind of “physiological” need, nobody inspired me, I only realised that it was the best way, for me, to breathe.
You work with analog photography: why? Does it happen that you mix styles?
Empathy. It’s a continuous transmission of sensations. Analogue is my way of seeing reality and probably the only way to approach photography, I feel it’s the most true way to express myself.