We’ve talked with designer from Buenos Aires Ana Julia Gobbi about work, photos and the capital of Argentina.
— Your Instagram says that you live in Buenos Aires. For those who have never been there, tell us about this city.
— Buenos Aires is magical city. Being from small town, discovering it is a unique feeling. Houses, people, shadows and sunsets interact with each other has an incomparable sensation. A city with a rich history and very suitable for hiking.
— All photos from your Instagram were made there?
— Yes, most of all were taken in Buenos Aires, although at the end of 2019 I went to New York and took a lot of photos there. This trip allowed me slightly change my approach, to find new forms.
— Are they staged or random?
— Most of them are made accidently. But if the shoot is not what I intended, I will edit it so that it looks the way I want. But there are very few of them, I like more random shots than staged ones.
— Tell us about the process — how you choose location, day time, processing — how does this happen?
— Locations are mostly random, it just has to inspire me. I am attracted by the idea of showing familiar views from our daily lives, but with a touch of mystery or secret. I like to play with the audience’s perception, so people asks himself: “Is this a real place or not?” If such a question arises, then I did everything right.
— Most of your photos were made at the sun rise or at the sunset and it is very stylistically sustained. How do you call such style?
— I don’t know if my style has a name, cause I am not a photographer. But if there is, I would like to know it, haha! Someone says that my style is very cinematic. I think this happens because I like to photograph at sunrise or at sunset, I am attracted by those and unusual light at this time of day.
— What kind of cameras do you use to make such photos? Which cameras do you prefer?
— The first pictures I took on the phone. I did it for several years. But eventually, I began to see that the phone does not always give the result that I would like to achieve. Now I’m shooting on the Nikon D750 and I think that it’s not so important which camera you shoot, as the way you see what surrounds you.
— Tell us 3 modern photographers who inspire you most of all.