The warm colors and the golden light that make everyday life an interesting story to tell.
The size described by the picture of Fabio Astone occurs in soft colors, soft tones, rooms flooded with light, subjects whose beauty emerges from the spontaneity of gesture, and the soft light and embraces them indulging them. Lovers give the impression of being inseparable, then suddenly face the emptiness of abandonment. The artist describes the daily, apparently without the intention to beautify it, and yet, his vision becomes a filter that transforms a commonplace occurrence in an interesting story. Fabio has traveled extensively and lived in many places, so I asked him how his various trips (first Rome and then London and Milan) have influenced his way of photographing, to design the image.
Fabio, your photograph has undergone changes over time, and the evolution of your style is somehow linked to the environments that surround you from time to time?
I lived in Rome, I graduated in History and Criticism of Cinema, and there was born my passion for photography. Later, I moved to London where I found an incredible art world, an exciting cultural scene, buzzing. In London, then, there is a special light, the colors that are not found anywhere else. And the faces, of different styles. This atmosphere has changed my way of seeing things. After London I arrived in Milan, which has in common with London, a certain lifestyle and multicultural environment. Milan, then in Italy, is the home of fashion. And here my journey continued. I switched from digital to analog in between London and Milan. This also has influenced my photography. More generally, in London there is a lot of experimentation and the use of analog is normal. In Italy, however, often look at you like you're an alien if you bring a roll of film to develop.
Your photos are one of the main strengths of the soft tones, the colors and the warm golden light that enhances the silhouette. Some frames even seem slightly overexposed. Adjust the exposure in post-production?
I like to photograph with natural light. As for times, I prefer the afternoon when the light is very hot, and then into the sunset. When the photographer does not use analog image editing programs. In digital, however, I like playing with colors and shades. But the light is always the basis from which to create my photographs.
What are your goals and your communicative intent when photographers?
What interests me is to tell stories. I want to create images that tell something. I am very influenced by cinema, French New Wave cinema and a certain aesthetic of the seventies. I think it is important that within each image are enclosed thoughts dialogues, words and feelings. I wish that every viewer watching my photos would create, within himself, a personal film.
Fabio Astone Official Website