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Rome / Italiano

Gilda Aloisi

June 29, 2011

A relaxing chat and first ever interview with the young Roman photographer

  • Text by Satellite Voices

Guest Feature by Riccardo Lionello

Gilda is easy to notice. Statuesque, icy eyes, a detached aplomb. But with stuff she photographs she seems to have a very intimate relationship, as if she’s friend's not only with the people portrayed, but also with sky, trees and a light bulb. Gilda is a professional in every respect, says her curriculum, but in spite of many others, has maintained a well-defined, not corrupted by business style. However, if you ask her to move an old sofa around her terrace she’ll tell you, "move it wherever you like."

Satellite Voices: With previous interviews, how do you stay calm?
Gilda Aloisi: 
It’s my first interview. It all depends on who is interviewing anyways.

SV: Before taking photos, do you follow any particular principles to relax your nerves?
Gilda Aloisi: I just concentrate on what's in front of me, isolating all of the rest of the world from my head. No rituals, no drugs, no deep breathing.

SV: What is the ideal place to relax? 
Gilda Aloisi: My couch at home.

SV: "Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool." (An English proverb quote). What do you think?
Gilda Aloisi: Sleep when your dead? I love to sleep too, but to be honest the more I get older the less I can sleep...

SV: Doing nothing may be synonymous with relaxation?
Gilda Aloisi: I guess so, I wish I could do nothing, it's actually harder than one thinks.

SV: Do you have any relaxing advice for young photographers trying to establish themselves?
Gilda Aloisi: Don't relax! It’s a long road ahead of you.

All b/w pictures © Gilda Aloisi via tinyvices.com – Potrait by Ernesto Tedeschi

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