In this “Exclusive Interview” section, today we have the opportunity to talk with Andrea Migliari, as his photograph was winner of Photo of the Month – 36th Month, 2nd Place. Let’s discover more about Andrea Migliari, and his forays into photography in the following interview with him.
Andrea Migliari: It’ s been a pleasure and an honour to be selected the winner of Photo of the month contest, I’m really exited and I’d like to thank Light and Composition for the unwavering support and the opportunity of sharing my work with others.
Andrea: This picture was taken in an abandoned farmhouse close to where I live, I’ve been there once and I knew there was a sofa, I bought a copy of an Italian economic newspaper so I planned the shot and made every effort to obtain it in the way I had in my mind. The economic crises was and is still biting hard here in Italy, every day there are bad news about closing factories and unemployment growth and it seems there is so less that we can do.
That’s the concept I wanted to bring up, the uncertainty of the present while days roll by and hope for the future to turn out ok…
Andrea: I’m really glad that so many people enjoyed my photographs, I thank you again for this opportunity. I love photography, is a way to express my feelings and my curiosity. I consider myself at the beginning of my journey, looking forward to learning new things and share my work with people.
Andrea: I shoot a wide variety of things, when I see something inspiring I take my lens cap off and start shooting. Recently I’ve been doing some live music photography and I really enjoyed it.
Andrea: I’ve always been interested in visual arts since I was a child. I think the best way to learn is to watch the work of people that came before you. I love painters, the Caravaggio’s contrast between light and shadow, the Rembrandt lightning or the possibility of expressing concepts through images as in Dali’s canvas have always captured my attention and are at the very heart of photography. When I see something that I want to shoot I always try to figure out what would be the best possible way and it often requires more that one shot. In this way I have the possibility to work my subject, to understand what is necessary and what is useless in terms of composition and thanks to digital that is so easy nowadays.
After I compose the image I start working on light, and that is a matter that can make all the difference, in fact the word photography comes from two Greek
words “phos” and “graphis” and they means “writing with light”….
Andrea: I don’t feel to give any particular advice, I think the most important thing is to follow your intuition and remembering that life is like photography, you can always change prospective just by changing your point of view.
L&C: Thank you, Andrea, for sharing your feelings and experiences with us.