| Davide Ambroggio |
If you could be anything right now, what would you be?
If I could be anything, I’d be a different version of myself. I’d be myself in a life without any mistakes, in which I will do only the right things.
Which book are you reading?
Right now I’m reading “Un’ idea di felicità”, a book by Luis Sepulveda & Carlo Petrini, written as a dialogue in which the writers wonder about the chance to be happy today.
Which photographer is teaching you something?
I have many teachers and I keep discovering them, day by day. Sometimes you can learn something even from the photographers that you don’t consider masters.
If I have to think about fashion photography, which is actually my field, I think of three names: Miles Aldridge, Tim Walker and Kristina Schuller but I also like many others.
Are you working on a particular project right now? Can you tell us something about it?
Right now I’m planning a shoot for a canadian magazine, Bambi Magazine, which is going to be an erotic fashion series inspired by some of Helmut Newton’s atmospheres.
In parallel I keep going with a personal project, started a couple of years ago (you can see some of those photos on my blog), about very simple and clean portraits of girls, models but also friends or simply people met by chance while walking around, portrayed in their places.
I’ve read in your biography that you are working as a fashion photographer. From your blog it seems that you share your time between fashion, travels, nude photography: when did you start shooting girls? Is there a project you are developing?
Well, officially I’m a fashion photographer for Allure Models Agency. But I like portraits and nude photography and I love travelling. So, as the name of my blog says, there you can really see all I do: a mix of travels and portraits, where portraits include nude photography. I started shooting girls only 4 years ago, just because I wanted to do something different from my usual production. The series had a lot of attention and gave me many contacts… there I’ve understood that “girls” is a key to get visibility.
After that, I’ve also had a format on GQ eros&girls, titled “the erotic fantasies of the models” (even that one, started as a joke, by sending some of my pictures to GQ).
Portraits and nude are also part of a personal project, the one I was talking about in the previous answer. It’s a project about natural beauties (often not even models) portrayed in natural light and in domestic situations, most of the times at their places.
You are using black and white most of the time: why? Does black and white reminds you something in particular?
I love black and white. The scene, is most of the time monochrome, when I imagine it in my mind, before shooting. So, when I’m free from commercial needs, I often use black and white. That maybe because I started working in photography as a technician in a darkroom.