If you are a photographer or not I hope you'll find something here that touches you in the same way I was. To have the possibility to tell stories through images is a wonderful thing for me.
I love to share my favourite books and artists to make myself better known by those interested in my work or in photography in general. Great photographers from all over the world have done it masterfully over the last century and in this short list you will find some of them that have particularly inspired me and maybe influenced my artistic vision.
I hope you can also be inspired by their work. I don't receive any sort of commission for these suggestions, I only do it to tell you what I love.
Paolo Roversi. Italian-born legendary fashion photographer and absolutely one of my favourite.
« For me, light is life – and the first light that I see is the sun », he says « So when I think about light, I think about the sun and nothing else. Window light is the most important light for me. When I take a picture using window light, I always think about what a long trip the light is making to reach my subject. »
His portraits are my obsession, represent the peak, the dream of what I hope to achieve one day.
Saul Leiter. This American artist was born in 1923 in Pittsburgh. He had no formal training in photography, but the genius of his early work was quickly acknowledged by Edward Steichen, who included Leiter in two important MoMA shows in the 1950s. Elliptical, poetic, beautifully crafted, Leiter’s images are impossible to pin down. They rarely show us the New York we think we know. Yet they could never be of anywhere else!
Franco Fontana. Another great Italian photographer famous worldwide. He says "The purpose of art is to make visible the invisible". He is an eclectic photographer, who has successfully experimented different photographic genres, but his research focused mainly on the use of color and geometry. Absolute genius and inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Horst P Horst. He was a German-born American fashion photographer considered one of the masters of the medium. Best known for his glamorous images of women and fashion, Horst meticulously posed his models in elaborate, sophisticated tableaus. His unique aesthetic can be described as a mixture of Surrealism and Neoclassicism with its reverence for ancient Greek ideals and focus on form and mystery, creating a vibrant sensuality that set his work apart. I go crazy for his photographs because are synonymous of elegance, style and rarefied glamour.
Eugène Atget. Eugène Atget was a French pioneer of documentary photography, noted for his determination to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernization. Traversing all of its layers, he immortalized the true spirit of Old Paris.
Every time I get lost in his photos.