| Sara Bugoloni |
If you could be anything right now, what would you be?
I’ve always dreamt of being something that could see others without being noticed or perceived. I guess I would be a pair of glasses that are worn by the same woman during her lifetime. They would capture glances of child naivety at first, then wild curiosity, then desire and lust and finally of quiet wisdom. I’ve always found frustrating not being able to actually frame some moments on a tangible picture without being intrusive or changing circumstances. What’s left to do in those situations is to blink and store the moment inside your memory.
Which book are you reading?
I’m reading a collection of Jacques Prévert poetry that I’ve bought in a flea market in Paris and that contains one of my favourite love lines. I sometimes find poetry similar to photography: it gives you few lines, a situation, a detail, few words and the reader is the one who’s left to pick up the pieces and put them all back together.
Which photographer is teaching you something?
I like who pushes the boundaries, who takes it too far and makes it difficult for you to keep staring (or to look away). The photographers that fascinates me the most are Torbjorn Rodland, Anna Gaskell, Lasse Hoile, Andres Serrano, Nan Goldin.
Are you working on a particular project right now? Can you tell us something about it?
I’m working on a collection of images that proceed from my dissertation, whose title was “the uncanny”. Those images have the power to capture you, to trick you, get stuck in your head without you being able to explain yourself why. Mainly they are all connected with body boundaries, what we perceive as familiar but at the same time we are pulled away from.
What do you love to shoot the most?
I think I could split my work in two: on one side, I’m fascinated by people, I sometimes feel that an image without anyone in it is lacking of something. I guess glances is what I’m most obsessed with. But on the other side, I like to play with simple views or panoramas, in which traces of someone being there are still visible or in which I can recall some memories of mine, places where some moments that mattered took place.
On your website we can read: “Sara is currently looking for a place where to brighten up her mind”. Did you find the place? Where would you like to live?
I did. I’m currently living in Paris which has always had a huge charm on me. I believe the journey has a deep meaning in one person’s life and that it is really enriching and challenging. If I had the chance I’d like to travel and see glimpses I could’ve never thought of.
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