Fabrizio Milazzo: Fight the digital desert
"Don't be afraid to experiment."
Tell us about yourself.
I'm 18 years old and live in Sicily, a beautiful and forgotten island in the Mediterranean. I'm attending the last year of high school.
When and how did the film journey begin for you?
My first approach to photography was precisely with film. My mom gave me her camera when I was 12 and since then I have not stopped. Now I have my own camera, I improved my technique and the choice of films is more sophisticated, but the desire to experiment with it remains the same.
What Could we always find in your gear bag?
I shoot on the road, during travels and expeditions, so I try to keep my backpack as light as possible. My camera, a 35mm lens, a few rolls.
What camera makes you click?
I use different cameras, I like to experiment with them: from compact cameras to SLR. Anything that gets in my hands.
Who are your models?
Most of my models are friends and fellow travelers. There is no real preparation before shooting. If they are not accustomed to the lens, I just wait and they forget about the shoot.
What inspires you most?
Unlike others, I don't find most of my inspiration in other photographers.
I think that music is my greatest inspiration. As well as the beauty of wilderness, the Beat Generation and Mike Cahill's films contribute considerable.
Do you have any advice for film photographers out there?
Don't be discouraged if results don't match expectations, don't be afraid to experiment and continue to print your photos. Fight this digital desert.
Do you think you will still be shooting film in 20 years?
I'm very fond of film and I'll never give it up. I can do digital photography too, but without it altogether, I don't think I would succeed.
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