In this new ongoing series “5 Questions on Analogue Photography with…” we send out the same set of questions to photographers. This time, Raffaella Quaranta answered these and sent along a selection of her work.
Name: Raffaella Quaranta
1. Tell us something about yourself.
Raffaella was born 27 years ago from a blondie Belgian mother and a father with the typical Italian traits: this mix is visible in her as much as in her photographs – warmer and more colorful the photos I took at concerts, colder and dreamy those introspective.
2. Why do you still shoot analogue?
The camera is definitely an extension of me, helps me to express what I see and what I want to show or tell to others. Analogue photography is the way that make me feel complete.
3. What photographic equipment do you usually have in your bag?
All I need is a pinhole camera made of plastic, with the most minimal lens.
4. Share a trick of yours that will always result to a great photo.
I love photos shot with the pinhole camera, thanks to his long exposure times. Every image you shot is always a mystery, for example, you never know in advance if the road you are shooting will be full of people or it will remain empty. I think the pinhole can capture the unexpected, but anyway gives you a true image of reality.
5. Which photographers influence your work?
Photography is art in the images of Sarah Moon, Diane Arbus, and Erwin Olaf.