Published in Docu Book Vol 4.
Best of Documentary & Street Photography
ISSN: 2814-9033
Digital publication (ebook)

Interview & Photographs: 

Gaia Renis

Tell about yourself a little bit… How did you become a photographer?

I realised my interest in photography after I started taking pictures for fun and to collect memories. There was a moment when I looked at those spontaneous shots and became aware of the fascination that some of them exerted on me, causing me a kind of inner turmoil. I then began to reflect on how and why some photos spoke to me more than others, becoming a cognitive tool that allowed me to recognize and know myself better. My fondness for the world and the strong desire to record and freeze for a moment a reality in constant movement, thus turned into an operation of discovery and experimentation of my being and my view of things. As a short-sighted person, who has always been aware of the fragility of my sight, I like to think that through photography this can truly demonstrate its power and necessity, in a symbiotic view-mind relationship that is an open and irreducible space to the image: there is what we see and then there are the thousands of internal worlds that each of us discovers by reading a precise photograph, different and infinite.

What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as a photographer?

That reality is our own construction, we have the…