"I like to think I'm telling a story instead of "stealing a moment"."

Tell us about yourself.

I'm 31 and I live in Perugia, Italy. It's my hometown. I'm an electronic and audio engineer.

Leonardo Bizzarri

When and how did the film journey begin for you?

It actually started six years ago I guess...I discovered my dad's Yashica FX-3 from the '80 hidden in a wardrobe. At that time my older brother was starting to shoot photos and I decided to try as well using films.

Leonardo Bizzarri

What drives you to keep shooting film?

There are several reasons for that. Mainly because I think I make better photos shooting film than digital. I'm more concentrated, more focused on the scene. I've shot sometimes in digital for some works and, like anyone else, I was more focused on the fuckin screen than on the subject. It really annoys me!

Leonardo Bizzarri

Another reason is that having a finite number of shots really forces you to make the right choice. Now when I shoot a good one I really feel it and in most of the times I end up choosing it.
I've also to say that the negative and all the process to obtain it have a huge charm on me. I like to think of my photos as crafts instead of the consequence of a stupid Lightroom preset.

Leonardo Bizzarri

How did the first roll of film come out?

My first time with films was a complete disaster!I brought the camera with me during a trip in Oslo, along with a bag full of any kind of films. I shot all of them and when I developed them I found out the camera was not correctly loaded. No photos at all! I was so upset that it took me a while to load another roll.

Leonardo Bizzarri

What do you focus on when shooting film and what inspires you?

My main sources of inspiration are paintings and movies, then when I shoot I guess I focus more on the whole scene than on the details. But I always pay attention to them: the sense of prospective, the lines, the nature of the lights and shades, the characters and their role in the scene. I like to think I'm telling a story instead of "stealing a moment".

Leonardo Bizzarri

If you were to choose one roll of film that would be the last roll you would shoot, ever, what would it be and why?

Maybe the Kodak Double-X, it's pretty unique.

Leonardo Bizzarri

What do you think is the biggest misconception of other people when it comes to shooting film?

That it's just a matter of "that vintage vibe", that it's difficult and that "they dont make any more films".

Leonardo Bizzarri

Leonardo Bizzarri

Leonardo Bizzarri

Leonardo Bizzarri

Leonardo Bizzarri

Leonardo Bizzarri

Leonardo Bizzarri

Leonardo Bizzarri

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