The Embrace of the Rock
A fragile woman feeling protected by Mother Nature's rocky arms
Paolo Lazzarotti ITALY
My name’s 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 beatiful 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.
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