Ones to Watch: Fabrizio Mingarelli
Name: Fabrizio Mingarelli
Inspiration: Corinne Day, Hedi Slimane, Ryan Mcginley, Lina Scheynius, Maurizio Cattelan, Michelangelo Pistoletto
What is most impressive about Fabrizio’s work is his instinctual knowledge of what makes a good photograph. His body of work is a documentation of his travels, stopping to take a snap when all of those pivotal things: light, space, subject, merge to create a setting, a moment that needs to be captured, if not for aesthetics’ sake, then for memory’s sake. They are not set-up photographs, but works that capture the candid nature of the world we live in today…
What is your favourite thing about photography?
Photography is fast and easy. It lets me express in the best way quickly what I have in my mind. It’s all about instinct and momentary inspiration.
Do you prefer photographing people or landscapes/buildings, and why?
I used to photograph both but I prefer people because I love human shapes, faces, bodies, expressions and everything related to them. I have tons of photographs of landscapes and buildings too, that means I love architecture/landscape photography too.
To you, what makes a great photograph?
Light of course. Light is what can make a photograph really intense and unique, it makes the difference.
Describe the decision-making process behind capturing the spaces in 'Empty Places in Berlin' and 'Daniela Berlin'.
I shot ‘Empty Places In Berlin’ in a Jewish Museum - that building has a strange atmosphere, it’s full of lonely and neutral rooms/places. I was more impressed by the building than the exhibition actually.
Daniela Berlin' is just another portrait I’ve took of my best friend Daniela, she was waiting for our train and I was captured by that moment, she seemed flying and the moving train behind her really helps to give this impression. As you can see there isn’t a great decision or making process, I just photograph driven by instinct.
Describe your style of photography in three words.
Instinctual, pure and documental.
What are your hopes and dreams for the future?
Simple! I just hope to have a chance to do what I like and love, I just what to live thanks to photography and make it my main activity.
See more of Fabrizio’s work at: Fabriziomingarelli.com