Ludovico Poggioli, born in 1973 in Umbria, where I still live and work, always distracted and deeply in love. I often walk with a camera around my neck and my two dogs on leash and every now and then I take a photo that I still like the day after.
I choose analog photography because leaves me free to forget why I am shooting a shoot, because in every roll developed I find a shot that surprises me, because printing your own photos in the darkroom is exciting and every print is unique.
– How and when did you become interested in photography?
Some years ago I feel the need to create something, in the past I used to draw, but I don’t feel comfortable now with drawing any more, so I start to take pictures to create a world I could live in without pain.
– Is there any artist/photographer who inspired your art?
Sure, many. Painters, photographers, musicians, every times I’m exposed to beauty I feel myself pushed to make beauty too.
– Why do you work in black and white rather than colour?
Every time I load a colour roll in one of my camera I think I’m going to make a mistake! I simply don’t love colours so much, and at the end, I shoot black and white negatives because I really love darkroom printing, and I need something to print!
– How much preparation do you put into taking a photograph/series of photographs?
Usually I start with a feeling, and I try to find images that suits this state of mind, after that I started to take pictures and write down notes trying to understand what I’m doing, I found writing really helpful to me.
– Where is your photography going? What projects would you like to accomplish?
I don’t really know, but I have some ideas for the future.