Interview-Italian fashion photographer Andrea Miliotti
Do you agree that you are challenged everyday to create something that has never been created before?
In the past a photographer creates something new that has meaning of innovation, of protest, of style. Today I believe that it’s important to experiment with both new arts using various types of technologies. Today I take inspiration from famous photographers of the past and the present ones not to copy but to add your own style.
Can you describe your creative process? What do you look for when creating a shoot and does your shoot line up to be what you expected?
I work a lot in a team: I have a stylist, a make-up artist and my collegue Laura, which deals with assistance on set and relationship with people and post-production and finally the video director Daniel of Bogus Lab. The idea may start by me or by the magazine informs us that the theme then all together we develop everything and create a mood board, we seek the location and the model. During shooting we work to create beautiful images and creative and if there is the customer we work together to have a super result. The important thing at this stage is our team spirit and our professionalism on the set. At the end it is made a final choice of the images and they are post-produced in order to give a finished work and quality.
You have to have a favorite artist in mind that drives your creativity or inspires you, who is it?
There are many famous artists or photographers that inspire me. I am a photographer I like to experiment when you can, get away with imagination, take my feelings into my shots. I connect two painters I admire a lot: Gaugain and Salvador Dalì; the first because he was looking for in his works an escape from your country of origin, in a constant search for new realities and new peoples; the second because it was trying to express unconscious desires using the imagination, experimenting with all forms of art from the field of painting to photography.
How would you describe yourself as a person & artist?
I am a professional photographer and I am a humble and curious person to know the world around me. I like the comparison and the continuous search of new experiences to deepen my knowledge and to try to create beautiful images and quality.
How did you know you wanted to be a photographer?
Ahahah .. almost by chance .. thanks to a friend of mine who worked together in the past. Photography has become my passion every day. And 'it is grown up over time, and every day I learn new styles to improve, to correct my mistakes. The comparison and criticism are important for me and for my growth in this period is not easy work, but the tenacity and desire to emerge never fails.
Do you have a favorite photographer who inspires you? Why is that?
I have two photographers who often follow their work, and sometimes I am inspired in my little world: Steven Meisel and Giampaolo Sgura. Two fantastic fashion photographers the first because it's brilliant, today, his images express the concept well that want to give; the second because it was born in Italy and thanks to his tenacity and his style became famous and known worldwide.
In the artistic world of photographers, do you see yourself not only trying to achieve your perfect shoot but also being known for your work?
Absolutely yes. As I said earlier this is my job, not only my passion. I always try people who give me confidence and the ability to work as a professional photographer. I accept constructive criticism if they serve to improve .. but I also try to make it clear to those who know not me that I am a serious person, a hard worker and collaborative.
What was the main reason that you decided to become a photographer?
Passion for photography. Having a serious and professional team.
My family: Katia, my wife, and Dario, my 7 year old son, who always supports me in all my career choices.
Tell me about your latest shoot. What was your vision when you created it?
"Love Power" is a fashion editorial that wants to express energy, joy, happiness. It all started from orange, a sparkling and dynamic color, and wanted to fight with stylish color such as blue. This mix has served to make the situation model is dynamic in the movement in the pose. The picture had to express the many expressions, think of something sparkling and elegant, joyful and sensual.
To be a photographer, you had to undergo a lot of struggles. What was the most difficult obstacle for you when putting together a shoot?
When I create a cohesive team and there is a communication between us I do not find problems because me and the team we plan everything and in cases of unexpected we find the solution quickly.
Does your personal life ever effect how you compose your shoots or do you have a set schedule/formula that you follow? What is it exactly?
There are no schemes .. surely there is so much research that helps me develop the idea. During the shooting often I use my feelings of the moment to place it in the shot.
Who excites you the most (Celebrity) & why?
(Celebrity) model the most I think Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Bianca Balti. I like to die the particular models that remind you in time.
If you had to pass on a suggestion for someone starting out in photography, what would you tell them?
Traveling time, meet people of different cultures and styles. Photographing always but also update and discuss with people who know our profession. I say to those who started but I repeat it every day including me because it is a way to continue to have a passion for photography.
How is your style of photography different from others different from any other photographers?
I believe in the professionalism and the team and my style I create it day by day. I honestly do not know if I have a different style from the others because in the world there are millions of photographers, but I bring my spirit, my desire to learn, a desire to grow and I express it in my shoot.
What are your world-dominating goal?
Simple, I want to succeed in the world of photography
Website: Andrea Miliotti