Interview with Alessandro Forni : A True Travel Photographer and Introvert Personality
Alessandro Forni is a dedicated travel photographer from Italy. He is little bit shy by nature but also an awesome man. He is unemployed now so he makes his photography his profession too. He has traveled more than 15 countries.
1. Can you tell us a little about yourself, your blog(s)/website(s),and your aspirations and your hobbies!!
I am a young traveler who still has a long way to go. I am passionate about travel and photography. I like the mountains. And many of my passion are linked.
I have a Blog (http://www.borntobefreeitaly.it) on motorcycle trips and sus everything revolves around us.
2. How you first got involved in with photography, are you an imaginative person?
I do not know exactly where it is born the passion for photography. but I think born from my desire to create and to discover the world. I am not a fanciful person, but a curious person.
3. What does photography mean to you?
Photography for me is to express myself through the world. Give a shot in the beauty he my eyes see and my mood.
[Italia, Lombardi, Vigolo]
4. Photography is your passion or profession or both?
Photography is just a hobby but I hope one day to make it a profession, at least in part
5. What do you find most challenging about photography about your topic?
Photography requires a lot of attention, patience. the hardest thing to photograph is that they are a slave to my emotions. If you are happy snap beautiful photos if I’m nervous I’m a bad photographer. Burden of being a photographer immature, with a long way still to do.
6. Tell me about some of the catchy people you have met while clicking pictures?
I always try to get inspired by the people I meet.
A person who is a great inspiration to me is a friend and photographer who has made the creation of photos and video on his work and travel style.
Basically people who inspire me are those who have decided to live a life outside the box of socetà
7. How do you get the person, place or thing that is in front of the camera onto the film, chip or paper in just the way you want?
I think that photography is the study and observation skills. But it is the instinct that guides me. A feeling…. although once there is a good component of fortune.
8. How would (someone) describe your photography style?
I do not think I’m so good to have a photographic style. For now I’m a photographer very realist who tries to bring the world as he sees it.
9. What do you do when you are not clicking any pics?
If I do not have the camera, I use the phone, or simply observe.
Observe the world take time out is a great way to keep trained the mind to create images
10. Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking and photographing?
I saw photographs of many photographers. photographers who have influenced me most is Steve McCurry and Sebastiao Salgado. Another person who influenced me was Walter Bonatti, it can be considered more an explorer who a photographer
[Looking back - Lake Como, Italy]
11. What is your strategy with your photographs in general?
Behind a big picture there is always a great preparation. Before photographing study and prepare an action plan. Most of the time the action plan is upset, but have a flexible mind is another quality of the photographer.
12. Any specific tips you have for newbie photographers?
Ever ask why? not to stop at appearances. To make good photos need to be familiar with the camera. When you see a picture you like try to understand what technique he used and then try to reproduce that effect. Shoot many photographs, to become good you have to take pictures every day. Only practice and experience will allow you to be of good photographers.
[Slovenia, Kranjska Gora]
13. What motivates you to continue taking pictures economically, politically, intellectually or emotionally?
Continues to take pictures because I find it rewarding both intellectual, and emotional.
14. Five adjectives that describe you.
15. What incident would you say has made the biggest impact good or bad on you?
I do not know … but about two years ago I decided to say enough. And I totally changed my life. Though momentarily they are still looking for that something to make me understand to be on the right track.
[The essence of happiness, Lake Sambuco, Swizzerland]
16. Do you get easily provoked by positive/negative comments??
It is difficult to create interest, but you always learn from negative comments and thank you for the positive comments.
But you should never manage the positive or negative comments in an instinctive and emotional.
17. You have a website also, please tell me about that?
I website that talks about motorcycle trip, with reviews books, movies and documentaries.
The website was created as an experiment in personal growth. It proved an excellent school of life and experience. It allowed me to meet many people and get a lot of interesting opportunities.
18. What motivates you most in life?
Friends and loved ones, are my main source of motivation
19. So whats Next in your list?
Try to improve as a photographer and traveler. And turn my passion into a job.
20. Words for your followers and why they should follow you?
I’m always very happy if someone finds my work interesting. I always advise my followers to pursue their dreams.
21. Words and suggestion about my website www.indiaataglance.com
I find it very beautiful your site. congratulations
[The devil Bridge, Siena, Italy]