Camilla Cattabriga is a photographer based out of Bologna, Italy. She’s cultivated the passion for photography from the age of 11, with which she tells the story of her ‘little’ world. Whether it’s an interior or exterior, it’s a place populated by inspirational muses and surrounded by surreal atmospheres of intimate lights.
How did the shoot with Roberta go and how do you approach these intimate shoots?
It was my first after a long period of break from photography. The restart after such a period of time is always complicated, like if there was a subtextual fear, the fear of not being able to find beauty again in the right way. I found Roberta thanks to a dear friend, Arianna, that helped me with the shoot during the day. Before every shoot I try to get to know the models better. When the relationship is born we can start working together.
Can we photograph the female body in a more powerful way?
I think the female body itself is very powerful and it facilitates the work of the photographer who wants to immortalize it. Additionally to add a further strength to our work we have to get out from the pure aesthetics and find a story, a feeling to talk about.
“I open my eyes and a little ray of sun enters the room, it’s cold outside but my bedroom is a nest and my blankets protect me from the outer world.“
Your ideal morning?
I open my eyes and a little ray of sun enters the room, it’s cold outside but my bedroom is a nest and my blankets protect me from the outer world. Coffee, hot milk and biscuits are on the kitchen’s table.
What makes you happy?
Little things, smiles, the warmth of the people I love make me happy. Happiness is home, a good sandwich and the camera in my hands.
What’s next for you?
I don’t know what will happen in a near or far future, this scares me but, I repeat, the most important thing is not losing the way.