This week, we are presenting up and coming photographer Michele Lisi. Read the interview below to learn more about him and his work.
Michele, please tell us a little bit about yourself to begin with.
I was born on March 12, 1984 in Formia and am currently living in Terracina. I graduated in technical engineering and am enrolled at the faculty of communication in Rome now.
Have you been involved in the arts in some form other than photography?
I have never been involved in any other art form than photography.
Seeing your remarkable work, I am curious where your creativity comes from?
As a communication student, most of my photographic work is about communication. I want to communicate to the audience through my photos.
Could you share with us how you first became interested in photography?
The world of photography fascinates me day after day by the fact that you immortalise a moment just to see it again another day.
What equipment are you using now and with what did you get started? what is your favourite lens?
To date, I use a Nikon D750 but the first camera I owned was a compact one. I do not have any preferential lenses because diversifying the shots according to the needs is very important. It strongly depends on what result I want to have.
Can you tell us about your work flow from the point you first step onto the street until you showcase the developed picture?
Before the presentation or showcase of my pictures, the designs are studied and compared so that eventually only the best shots are presented. It is important to arrange them in such a way that the message I want to communicate with my audience is clear.
Do you see a particular influence, be it a photographer or school on your work? Any subject that attracts you?
I do not have a specific model or photographer who inspire me. The end result of my work is the sum of many factors, one in particular being the synergy between me and the model while working together.
Among your works, which is your favourite and why?
I do not really have a favourite among my work as every picture has its own story.
Tell us your funniest or most awkward photography story.
There were many beautiful moments and many less beautiful moments but eventually, all are part of the game.
What would you tell a newcomer who asks for your advice on how to start?
In my opinion, anyone who wants to approach the world of photography, first and foremost, needs ideas.