What photography means to me

Lately I was wondering about what photography means to me and why I take photos.

It all starts at the age of 16, where I only took photographs of the places I visited then, after a year, I discovered street photography and actually, at the age of 18, I’m trying to find a new meaning in photography, over capturing people emotions, and also make more personal photos.

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Hoyerswerda, Germany 2015

Actually, my journey in photography (in the last two years), can be resumed into four steps:

1.  Make photos for the sake of making photos. When I first took a camera, without knowing any photography rule, I shot what I liked and the most important landmarks of the cities I visited.

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Dresden, Germany 2015

2.  Street photography first step. Capturing people walking through the streets without capturing emotions and without knowing any composition and street photography rules.

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One of my first “street photographs” Hoyerswerda, Germany 2015

3. Street photography second step. Capturing people emotions and their souls after studying the works of the masters and their rules.

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One of my favourite photographs Hoyerswerda, Germany 2016

4. Trying to make more personal photos. Capturing all what is meaningful to me like: the place where I live; how I live; my journeys; capturing my closest people and all the stuff I like.

I must go personal in order to find meaning in the world and also to emphasize my soul in my photos.

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Southern Italy, 2016

When I first got started in photography, it was a way to capture beauty in the mundane but now photography, for me, is a way to create a connection between souls with the people I photograph. It’s a way to find meaning in the world.

At the end I like to define myself a human being that tries to find meaning in the world through photography.

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