Weird, Sexy and Pretty Creepy: An Interview With Italian Photographer Delia Simonetti

Delia Simonetti is a fashion photographer and videographer from Italy. Her individual approach provides a fun-fresh portraiture of youth.

 
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Tell me about your experiences with the Art + Photography scene in Milan?

In the last few years Milan became a very inspiring, fresh and active center for everyone who works in art and fashion. There are a lot of magazine launch parties and exhibition openings.
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How often do you draw inspiration from books or films?
I’ve always been inspired by books, films and, more then everything, music. I’m a Paul Auster, Dario Argento and Fiona Apple fan, and I think their work has always influenced me since I was a teenager. I’m also in love with Sven Nykvist (the cinematographer better known for his work with Ingmar Bergman) his autobiography “Reverence for the light” is a masterpiece. I’m also a female director, so I watch a lot of movies and music and fashion videos directed by women, I like a lot the aesthetic and plots of directors like Andrea Arnold, Céline Sciamma and the Coulin sisters.
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“At the moment I love” – 
Books: “Treatise on Sensations” (1754) by the philosopher Étienne Bonnot de Condillac
Movies: “The Tribe” (2014) Myroslav Slaboshpytskiyc
Music: “St. Vincent” (2014) by St. Vincent, “Racine Carrée” (2013) by Stromae and “The Electric Lady” (2013) by Janelle Monàe
Italian culture our readers should follow – 
Movies: “Hungry Hears” (2014) by Saverio Costanzo
Books: “I pesci non chiudono gli occhi” (2011) by Erri De Luca
Music: Bugo, every song!
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How would you describe your style?
Weird, sexy, pretty creepy and funny. Ironic.
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What’s the best thing about being a photographer?
Not being a producer or a stylist, I guess, these are jobs I absolutely love and respect ‘cause I could never decide to send call sheets or to iron everyday! I’m so impressed.
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What can we see from you in 2015?
A lot of new music and fashion films, new fashion editorials, also in London, cause I’ll be also London-Milan based since October, and I’m working to a portrait project and to a short movie, that for now are secret, shh.
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