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Interview#9 Beatrice Schivo
How old are you?
I’m 19 years old.
Where are you from?
I’m from Cagliari.
What kind of photographic equipment do you use?
A Canon 500D with a 18-55 (unused by now) and a 50mm that I love and I use a lot.
What do you do when you are not shooting?
When I’m not shooting I think a lot about what I’d like/I could shoot; I think about new projects; I lose myself between the photos of other artists; I study and follow my lessons at the University; I play volleyball and spend most of my time with my three cats.
What was the first photograph you were proud of?
It was a photo shot for a photography contest-show that has been held in Cagliari last year on May. The main theme was “The Land”…and, in the darkness of ideas, this was the only one. The acceptance was very good, though: I didn’t win, but a lot of nice words were said to me.
How much preparation is there behind your photographs?
I’d say little: I only keep record of the ideas that come to my mind and scraps of new projects on my journal. Unfortunately, when the time of shooting comes, I am in a rush and I can’t always keep an eye on the details (which can make the difference).
Have you ever done sacrifices or compromises as a photographer?
Not really by now. I have to say that I am still pretty new in the business: only few shows and no “professional gig”. But still, it happened, rarely, that I had to shoot something I wasn’t interested at all, or to stick to a theme that didn’t suite the way I see photography.
What is your safe place?
My home for sure is, I feel calm there. And there is a person too.
Do you have any obsessions?
In terms of photography I have a few: people, generally…and more specifically hands, faces, eyes, body angles, veins, tattoos; and then reflections on mirrors or water, clouds… I could go on for hours!
Is there an artist you’ll gladly collaborate with or that you regard with esteem?
My deepest respect and gratitude goes without any doubt to an amazing artist whom I consider my maestro: Gianluca Vassallo. What I know and what I do it’s because of him. About collaborations, I think that my city has a lot of amazing artists that I’d love to work with… but they are to many to name!
▶How your “freckles” project came alive and why did you chose such a specific body feature?
There is no particular reason why I love freckles so much, but they arouse me tender feelings; they make people interesting only by looking at them…and they are a distinguishing feature: whoever has it cannot stay unknown, you notice them. The choice of shooting them it’s just a consequence.
[If you want to see more, find her on flickr.com/photos/schiviz]