Interview with Lorenzo Formicola

Interview with Lorenzo Formicola
Interview with Lorenzo Formicola
Lorenzo Formicola is a talented Italian photographer based in Los Angeles, California. We asked him a few questions about his life and work.

All About Photo: Tell us about your first introduction to photography. What drew you into this world?

Lorenzo Formicola: My first introduction to photography was in 2011 during a morning lesson in my university, the lesson was talking about Oliviero Toscani.
I remember that I was impressed about the strong message and criticism of those image.
The message of those photos was more powerful on any words.
The same day I thought, If I have something to say, I'll say it through my images.

AAP:Where did you study photography?

LF: I studied photography in Rome, in the Rome Center of Photography, three years academy.

Lorenzo Formicola

Lorenzo Formicola

AAP: Do you remember your first shot? What was it?

LF: I immediately specialized in studio photography.

AAP: Do you have a mentor or role model?

LF: I've never followI've never follow a famous photographer as inspiration, I think it's distracting, but I still think that there is nothing left to be discovered in photography, to be revisited perhaps.

AAP: What was the best piece of advice you were given starting out?

LF: The best advice I got from my prof of the Academy was: Don't think about money now, just do whatever you like.

Lorenzo Formicalo

Lorenzo Formicola

AAP: How do you prepare for your projects? Do you picture beforehand in your mind the images you take?

LF: My projects come from a visual input that I then develop aesthetically.

AAP: How would you describe your style?

LF: I can describe my style clean.

AAP: What equipment do you use?

LF: I shot mostly with Mamiya RZ 67, with a digital back, what I like is the long time you have to take to take a picture, it helps you think more about what you're taking.

AAP: Do you spend a lot of time editing your work?

LF: The hardest part of my job is the editing, I can spend a week sometimes. I like to do by my self before show it to anyone.

Lorenzo Formicalo

Lorenzo Formicola

AAP: What compliment touched you the most or what do you think is your biggest accomplishment?

LF: My biggest accomplishment for now is been publish on Vogue Italia.

AAP: What advice would you give someone who would like to become a photographer today?

LF: My advice to a beginner photographer is to follow his deep inspiration and make it real.

Lorenzo Formicalo

Lorenzo Formicola

AAP: Favorite(s) photographer(s)?

LF: My favorite photographers are Nick Knight and Solve Sundsbo.

AAP: What are your upcoming projects?

LF: My last project is made in Japan, a transition between city and people of Tokyo. It's a fashion project.

Lorenzo Formicalo

Lorenzo Formicola


  All about Lorenzo Formicola
David Bailey: SUMO
 
 

More Photography News

News
MYOP in Arles 2019
MYOP in Arles 2019
For the second consecutive year, the photographers of Agence MYOP will occupy an abandoned school in the heart of the old city, ...
  Read More
News
Meet CPA
Meet CPA's New Executive Director Ann Jastrab
This is your opportunity to learn more about the Center for Photographic Art's fabulous new incoming Executive Director, Ann Jastrab! She will recount...
  Read More
News
Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest announces 2019 finalists
Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest announces 2019 finalists
The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest has published the shortlist of the 2019 winners. The competition jury, which included leading...
  Read More
News
Festival La Gacilly
Festival La Gacilly
Every year, the La Gacilly Photo Festival attracts over 300,000 visitors to Brittany and 200,000 to Baden in Austria. Thanks to its presence in...
  Read More
News
Obsessions: The Magnum Square Print Sale
Obsessions: The Magnum Square Print Sale
The June 2019 Magnum Square Print Sale will see Magnum photographers and estates delve into their archives to select a single image that reflects the...
  Read More
News
Gordon Parks: The Flàvio Story at the Getty
Gordon Parks: The Flàvio Story at the Getty
The J. Paul Getty Museum announces an exhibition of photographs by celebrated artist Gordon Parks (American, 1912-2006). On view July 9-November 10,...
  Read More
News
Book: Flight of Spirit, The Photographs of Anne Noggle
Book: Flight of Spirit, The Photographs of Anne Noggle
In the history of photography, Anne Noggle (1922-2005) stands alone among the great American photographers for her powerful, wry portraits and...
  Read More
News
Martino Marangoni: Rebuilding my days in New York 1959-2018
Martino Marangoni: Rebuilding my days in New York 1959-2018
As the son of an Italian father and an American mother, Martino Marangoni (born 1950) regularly spent time in New York, where, impressed by the city's...
  Read More
News
Mexico Between Life and Death by Harvey Stein
Mexico Between Life and Death by Harvey Stein
Harvey Stein's fascination with Mexico began when he was a teenager. Compared to the ordinary surroundings of his youth in Pittsburgh, Mexico seemed a...
  Read More
News
Overall winners revealed for 2019 Sony World Photography Awards
Overall winners revealed for 2019 Sony World Photography Awards
The World Photography Organisation today names the overall winners of the prestigious 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. The coveted Photographer of...
  Read More
News
Results of All About Photo Awards 2019 - The Mind
Results of All About Photo Awards 2019 - The Mind's Eye
It was a privilege and an honor to be one of the jurors for this new edition of All About Photo Awards 2019. First of all, I would like to thank...
  Read More
News
VII in Sarajevo: Festival of the Image
VII in Sarajevo: Festival of the Image
From May 9 - 11, the newly formed VII Academy, a project of the VII Foundation and partner of VII Photo Agency, will host a three-day festival of...
  Read More
David Bailey: SUMO
 
Join our newsletter
Be up-to-date with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events
 
NEW! All About Photo Awards 2019 Magazine
All About Photo Awards 2019
 
 
 
The Jules Maeght Gallery is a contemporary art gallery who seeks to engage the San Francisco community by infusing European artists, young and established alike, into a diverse, multimedia dialogue.
 
TAKES U TO THE NEXT LEVEL
 
Since 2005, your guide through contemporary art from a French perspective to let you make exciting choices