Analogue Classic Taste: Carlo Piro Shoots for Essen | A Taste Magazine with the LC-A

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Carlo Piro is a young photographer who loves slowness, semplicity and living as well as shooting with gentleness. His photos reflect his delicate Weltenshauung, his love for analogue and the serenity of spending summer afternoons on the terrace along with friends, books and the double-bass' deep yet melodious sound. (cfr. Essen | A taste magazine)

Lomography and Essen carry on their cooperation made of first choice photographers, selectioned analogue photography and delicacies.

We asked our photographer Carlo about him and his lomographic adventure…

You are:
Carlo

But your real name is:
Carlo Piro

Where did you grow up and what’s the place you now call “home”:
I grew up in Pisa, Tuscany, then I studied in Lucca, Carrara and Firenze, now I live in Milan, but I can’t really call it “home”. I don’t think I found a place wich is the right one for me yet, but I’m still looking for it…

“Analogue or Digital” is something like saying “Heart or Brain”. What do you think about it?
I’m kind of forced to say “analogue”: I started like that, with films and darkroom, I felt in love with that kind of photography, wich preserves the thoughtful aspect of photography. But I actually think that every picture has its value, regardless of the medium it was took with. The choice of the gear is very subjective, everyone should find the right one for himself.

What did you think when ESSEN asked you to shoot this photo session with a Lomography camera?
I was intrigued. I had never used a Lomo before, wich was a terrible falut on my part, so I was amused by the idea of trying something new.

Why did you choose a LOMO LC-A? It was a flirt or a love story?
At first it was a flirt, but I’m pretty sure there’s a love story going on right now.

This shooting tells a story about women wearing flowers, placed in an old-time house, accompanied by the sound of a double bass. How do you describe it from behind the camera?
The shooting was commissioned to me in a time when I already spent some nice afternoons like that… I simply had to transfer on film what my eyes saw during those afternoons: a simple and colorful summer beginning breakfast.

Wich one is your favourite photo and why?
I’d say the hand with the cake and the book on the bed, I really love that picture’s tones. It gives me a really strong feeling of serenity and calmness, two things I really appreciate.

If you could add an eleventh Golden Rule of Lomography what would it be?
To always look around, to observe everything, to take pictures with your eyes before doing it with your camera.

One oh the shooting’s protagonist is an apple pie. Carlo, on Essen | A taste magazine, reveal us his personal recipe. To read it and watch all the shooting click here

written by alessiab on 2011-07-18 in #people #lomoamigos #dolcezza-del-vivere #lomo-lc-a #semplicita #fotografia #foto-analogiche #carlo-piro
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3 Comments

  1. lisabegusch
    lisabegusch ·

    Beautiful photos! The last two are my favorites!

  2. emmaalouise
    emmaalouise ·

    Which film are these shot on? The colours are lovely

  3. alessiab

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