Name: Alessandro Cocca
Birthday: 11-02- 1980
College: Visual Communications (3 years)
Book: “The little Prince” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
Movie: Blade Runner
Food: Polenta with rabbit
Quote: Let madness begin (Ozzy Osbourne)
For how long have been in photography? How did you start? Ever since I was little I lived in cameras and slides thanks to my father. A decade ago I started taking analog and I fell in love. Now I use both analog and digital. If being an artist means freedom of expression I think I’m also an artist. I do not follow fashion, listen to my soul and watch the world around me by extrapolating the essence of people places and things. I believe in silence and reflection. He photographed in solitude by amplifying my emotions with music and other means.
Where do you find inspiration? Inspiration comes from inside me. Listening to music, writing, traveling, every person or place I meet leaves something and this set of discoveries and emotions fills a drop of glass with so many life experiences. When the glass is filled naturally, there is a need to photograph.
What for you is the most enjoyable part of your photography? I love working alone on my photographs. I leave the world and people out to be in the concept. I rarely worked in groups or photographed with other people even though I love sharing photos and talking with everyone.
I have never given much importance to the photographic medium. I think photography is done with the heart the mind has the soul and instinct. I do not think. I live. When I set up a set I want to live. How and when I photographer decide it at the moment and the model that is in front of my eye I want to live with my own feelings. For this I prepare the model with thoughts I write. I use music. Everything that can help to engage who I am photographing. You have to create a feeling to get a picture that says something. I use both analog and digital photography based on what I need to tell. I love postproduction in photoshop. My favorite machines are Rolleiflex, Holga and Nikon.
What type of camera do you use most? For street photography I love 50 mm 1.8
What is your favorite lens? My favourite lens is Nikon 24/70 2.8
What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have? The most important quality that a photographer needs to have is the ability to bring others to his world. To
launch a message and to give the right vision of the world through its photographs. Have a recognizable style.
Photographing is not a job for me but just a passion. I’m not doing any kind of services. I do not have customers even though I’ve been selling specialty photos in Los Angeles to a private studio. I had several international awards.
What are your favourite three images you have shot recently? the three favorite pictures I’ve recently taken are INRI Reconstruction , Dreaming Matera, and Mirroring but my favorite photographic series is no doubt Last Breath
How important is an awesome website for your business? A website is crucial to sharing your work with everyone. An intimate and personal place to tell me about. My site is under construction and is not yet available. It will be short.
Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction? One of the projects that gave me more satisfaction is Last Breath because it has led me to be appreciated in the world and to sell some photos. But the thing that makes me happy is that someone has managed to enter my world and feel my emotions. I have told emotions that usually tends to hide or not listen to, I put them raw in front of the viewers eyes.
Who are the photographer’s you admire the most? My favorite photographer is Lauren Simonutti. I admire many other men and women photographers. Besides the great ones, I always like to mention Italian authors who admire me deeply like Antonio Palmerini Rosita Delfino and Roberto De Mitri. I find them unique and with something deep to tell.
What about architects and designers? My favorite architect is definitely Frank Lloyd. A mind ahead in time. An artist.
Define Klassik Magazine for the audience? Sensational!