STELLA ASIA CONSONNI
Where are you from? Where do you live?
I’m from Bergamo, Italy. I have been living in London for 3 years.
How old are you?
22, but I’m still convinced to be 17.
How do you pay your bills? Are you working as a professional photographer?
Yes I do, since I was 16.
What cameras do you use?
For work my Nikon D700 or my 35mm Nikon FM2, sometimes my 120mm Rolleicord twin lens. For my personal project I barely use cameras since I do camera-less photography in colour or black and white darkroom.
Any photographer or artist inspiring you?
Photographers: Ryan McGinley, Paolo Roversi, Nick Knight, Solve Sundsbo, Ellen von Unwerth.
Artists: Garry Fabian Miller, Susan Derges, the Starn Twins.
What/who do you enjoy to shoot the most?
More than shooting I really enjoy to create an image without camera, using light, enlarger and photographic paper. I love mixing chemicals for alternative printing techniques, especially when they give me those funny headaches.
Do you believe in god?
Nope, but I believe in music.
What do you drink on a night out?
Sailor Jerry & coke.
Do you like dancing?
I love it.
What’s your favorite first name?
I dont really have one.
Are you a fashion addicted?
No. But I spend pretty much all my money on killer heels.
What’s your favorite tv series?
Recommend us a book.
M. Barnes ‘Shadow Catches: camera-less photography’, published in occasion of the homonymous exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum (October 2010-February 2010)
What’s the country of your dreams?
The gray and rainy England.
Have you ever been to Iceland?
No, but I would love to go. Also because my mum is Half Icelandic (my grandma was born and raised in Italy but she was from Icelandic parents which were part of a circus, weird story.)
What song would you choose for a slideshow of your work?
Crystal Castles – Celestica.
Ask yourself a question. Tell me your answer (like Marzullo does)
How to capture my heart?
Get me a pot of haagen daz praline & cream and leave me alone to eat it.