My name is Paolo Lazzarotti, I’ m 43 and I’ m lucky enough to live in a small
village very close to some of the finest italian places like Cinque Terre
National Park, Gulf of the Poets, Tuscan countryside and a wild coast line where
I took some of my finest and awarded sea shots.
I moved my very first steps in Photography when I was 19 with a compact film
camera given by my father. I loved this gift a lot and I’ ve started to look at
the world around me in a different way.
I learned everything by myself without reading any book or attending at any
course. I did spend most of my time in understanding my errors and trying not
have more in the future. I was aware this was certainly the most time consuming
way to improve my own skills, but right now I realized this was the best way to
develop my own genuine style.
My favourite subjects were landscapes, sunsets and all the things strictly
related to Nature. Well, I can fairly state I love Nature in all its forms even
now, expecially when she reveals to me her majestic strenght making me feel a
stupid thing against her.
Along the last 2 years I just wanted to shoot something else, more specific,
focusing my attention to seascapes to have some fresh stimulus to feed my
passion. And I discovered an amazing and unexpected love with sea storms,
taking some risk most of the times I get exposured to the huge waves and rain.
But this acts as a drug to me, I just can do without it any time a storm is
threatening my area!
On the other side, I’ m also loving female portraiture lately, something completely
different from sea storms yes, I’ m crazy enough to make two different worlds
living together in full harmony in my soul! I love woman talking about sensuality
and passion, I do rarely look for beautiful women just posing in front of me in a
static way. My women have to speak aloud to me, whatever they have to say.
Glamour and Boudoir are my favourite choice and seduction must be the real
subject of the scene, not the woman. Implied nude is also quite something to me
to put a beatiful body nicely on evidence and leave something to the imagination.
At any rate, whatever I shoot, I put all my passion in regardless of the
subject. I couldn’ t take a click for something not completely inspiring me.
That’ s the way I move my steps into Photography.