Interview with Conceptual/Portrait photographer Rosita Delfino

Interview with Conceptual/Portrait photographer Rosita Delfino


Rosita Delfino was born in Italy in 1965. Her first approach to the photo dates back to 2009 and since then she has been emotionally involved by the great power of images in communicating and amazingly evoking words, alongside with the innermost expressions of the soul.  Only images can transform objective reality into a new creation giving voice to the individual secret world. An endless dialogue between appearing and being, a charming journey into women’s visions, where the body goes beyond space and time to plunge into a dreamlike dimension.

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-How and when did you become interested in photography?

I felt the need to convey my emotions, I casually bumped into photography in 2009 and I’ve been seduced by the world behind the lens.

– Is there any artist/photographer who inspired your art?

The first phothographer who impressed me was Francesca Woodman. Her capacity to give voice to her self through photography appealed to me. Michael Ackerman’s visions depict my own sorrow.

– Why do you work in black and white rather than colour?

Black and white photos do perfectly render the natural state of my emotions.

– How much preparation do you put into taking a photograph/series of photographs?

Any project comes out of a profound inner need “to see” my emotions. Long time is needed to make out a project, not to mention grief giving substance to my joy, fears, nightmares as if I were painting instead of taking photos. Not factual reality; instead I abandon myself to my body, putting forward my inner reflections and imagination. Photography becomes a therapy, making me spectator of my own visions.

– Where is your photography going? What projects would you like to accomplish?

Well, I don’t know actually, I simply believe it’s part of the same mystery.

Website: www.rositadelfino.it

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