The topic is creativity:
the way I chose to present my work is a concoction of anecdotes and images – I selected characteristic places of Italy with great care. The conceptual path I entertain my audience with is based on the construction of a map, both symbolic and real, that allows us to travel across Italy, from north to south. From Art cities to lakeside landscapes, to the sea of Liguria: wedding reportages are a great opportunity to present some of the beautiful places characterising our territory.
The changes depend on a number of factors: from personal curiosity, to sense of emulation, technological development, external influences, and attitude to experiment, all the way to critical self-analysis of one’s work. Amongst all these elements, creativity stands out in its meaning of inspiration: it is actually not just a natural gift, but rather something you develop and stimulate with your own inspiration, which may come from observing arts, from painting to cinema. In addition to the theme of creativity, I focus on photographic techniques and language, providing some useful tips to my audience. Furthermore, a professional photographer must know the ground rules of promotion, through marketing strategies, to address the market using a specific and distinctive identity; this is why I am here dealing with this aspect too.
At the end of the workshop I introduce the public to another appointment for the next day: a practical experience on how to realise a photo-shoot by carefully dealing with illumination and the attitude of your subjects. I will be explaining this indoor, within the hotel hosting us: in order to capture the best light, this Early Riser Workshop will start at 7.30 AM.
Canada left in me an intense memory; I hope the participants may preserve the memory of the suggestion and the charm of all the places and faces I caught during my reportages throughout Italy.