Tatiana Minelli is a model and talented photographer specializing in portrait photography. Women photo portraits made by Minelli impress by their sophistication, aesthetics and perfect lighting. Working on every portrait Tatiana creates an original plot with deep meaning, using all kinds of studio decoration, natural and urban landscapes. She’s totally devoted to photo art which she calls her main passion.
When did you first think of becoming a photographer?
The idea to become a photographer first came to me when I was about nineteen. I just loved seeing the smiling faces of girls looking at their own photos. And I still love to see my models’ positive reaction to their portrait photos.
Has portraiture always been a major focus of your photography?
How would you describe your style?
Well, I really don’t know how to describe it. Some people call it melancholy, and maybe they’re right. I guess every photographer has a “monster” inside, and it sometimes comes out through the photo art.
If someone is interested in portrait photography, what would you recommend they try doing to get into the field?
The most important thing is to be yourself. Maybe it’s a trite phrase. But if you pretend to be someone else other people will feel it. If you’re inspired by other photographers it’s alright. But you should never copy someone else. Always look with your own eyes and express yourself.
What kind of equipment do you use now, and what did you start with?
Who are some of you favorite photographers past or present?
Oh, you know, there are so many photographers I love… Well… I’ll name two of them, one present and one past. My favorite contemporary photographer is Kirsty Mitchell. I fell in love with her photos when I first saw them. And the past photo artist I’ve always loved is Richard Avedon.
Briefly describe a Day in the Life of Tatiana Minelli!
Actually, my life is really simple. Next month I’ll start the Nude Art master class in one of the Rome’s photography schools. I hope my future will be also connected with photography which is my true love.