Isotta Giulia Acquati (1992) is an Italian photographer based between Berlin and Milan. After obtaining an MA in Fine Arts and Curatorial Studies at Naba, Milan, she moved to Berlin. Here she’s focused on photography, developing a strong style that connects portraiture and conceptual images. Her interest is to unveil and draw attention to the oddness hidden in everyday life and environment.
How did the shoot with Sedona go and how do you approach these intimate shoots?
The shoot with Sedona went smoothly. That’s because I knew what to expect. I plan a lot, and I try to figure out what I want to achieve before the actual photographic moment. I would say that I create a controlled environment for my subjects so I can focus on the unexpected that people always bring to the shooting with their personalities. For me, it’s always a question of balance between a comfortable situation that lets the emotional reactions rise and the discomfort that comes with positioning them in front of a camera.
“I think that the point is not to photograph the female body in a more powerful way but to make women more conscious about their power.“
Can we photograph the female body in a more powerful way?
I think that the point is not to photograph the female body in a more powerful way but to make women more conscious about their power. This result shouldn’t be achieved through the unproductive repetition of the same slogans or an hyper-stressed sensitivity towards certain topics, but through arising critical thinking in the new generations through education.
Your ideal morning?
Getting up early and going out to shoot.
What makes you happy?
I feel the happiest when I reach a goal and when I have the feeling that I’ve taken the right direction. For me succeeding, both in human relations and work, is really important.
What’s next for you?
My main aim now is to push both my style and my contents in a direction which will build a strong and coherent body of work. I want to take steps forward in my career as a photographer while keeping up with my personal growth.