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ELMO 1012 Super 8mm, Kodak 500T Vision 3
Shot in Los Angeles, 2018
DF- Where’s home at the moment?
BA- Socrates said: “I’m not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world” this is how I feel. I’m skipping from one place to another.
DF- How long have you been a photographer?
BA- I’ve discovered photography about 2 years ago, but actually since I decided to take it really to the next step is 1.5 years ago.
DF- Who or what influenced you to start taking photographs?
BA- Who? Everything from the ocean, nature, art, music to dreams and imagination. What? The ability and the known that I’m sealing a moment that will never come back or more to say – 1/125th of a second.
DF-Did you go to school to study photography?
BA- Currently I resides at Santa Barbara and attending to Brooks Institute Of Photography with the concentration on Advertising
DF-A photographer who inspires you?
BA- Helmut Newton: Black and white, story telling, edgy, provocative, contrast, sarcastic and he just knows exactly what he needs.
DF- What gives you ideas and what inspires you to create your beautiful images?
BA- First of all the models themselves. Their charisma and their character,
DF-Do you listen to music while you’re shooting? And if so who are your favorite artists to listen to while you’re working?
BA- I’m listening to Diana Krall when I’m doing post production and for everything else Lenny Kravitz.
DF- Do you prefer Black & White or Color?
BA- Black and White is the new color. Whatever you can do with color you can do with black and white.
DF- Is there a specific person you would love to take a photo of?
BA- Kate Moss
DF-Do you shoot digital or film?
BA- I’m shooting digital, and I’m using the Canon 5d Mark II. But mostly I’m shooting on film with Mamiya RZ67 and 4X5. There is no better quality than film.
DF- What’s your favorite piece of equipment?
BA- Mamiya RZ67 with Kodak Tri-X 400.
DF- If you had to choose one lens which one would it be and why?
BA- 35mm. It’s perfect for everything.
DF- What lightning equipment do you take on a shoot?
BA- It depends on what kind of apporach I want. Sometimes I bring an off camera flash, sometimes only a reflector, but mostly nothing. I just need to find the right angle of the light, the quality and how to use it the best on my subject.
DF- How important is Photoshop in your final images?
BA- Important but not as much as I’m doing stuff in-camera.
DF- Are you a Mac or PC lover?
BA- Mac and PC.
DF-The hardest part of your job?
BA- I love my job, but I’m getting bored with my art. I’m always looking for the best and I want to improve it, which means brainstorming 24/7.
DF-Where is your favorite place to live and work as a photographer in the World and why?
BA- As I said, im a citizen of the world. Each place has its unique landscape and unique vibes to produce at.
DF- What would you like to be doing in 5 years from now?
BA- Vogue Italy.
DF-Where would you like to retire?
BA- Tuscana, Italy.
DF- What advice do you have for someone who want to pursue a career in photography?
BA- Hard work pays off. Learn the basic techniques and than do it from the heart for the art. Know photography before you call yourself a photographer.
During my recent trip to Paris, my girlfriend, Sidney Kraemer (http://www.sidneykraemer.com), took a footage of me shooting around the city as well as behind the scenes pieces and Keith Lancaster (http://www.siignal.com) followed me to document my photography ,my thoughts ,and my journey and put it all together to create this video piece. I wasn’t ready and wasn’t prepared, but the best stuff happens when your’e not ready, right?
So thank you Keith for the great opportunity to visually share my thoughts and thank you Sidney for always being there for me.
Thanks to all the teams, creative people and talents: Michelle Catillon, Davide Pereira Palos, Katia Ren, Raquel Crispim, Marianna Giordana, Christine Aimee, Coppelia Pique, Metropolitan Models, and all the other colleges that help and were around from Brooks Institute. PS- the person that sold me the 4X5 in the US, thanks sooo much!
“Easy Like Sunday Morning” – Fashion editorial/story i recently photographed while staying in Paris. As well, attached interview by deFUZE Magazine for October 2012 Issue #7.
Working again with the great Parisian team –
Thank you everyone for the creativity and motivation!