Behind the lens
The photographer: 'I’m Italian, from a little city called Bari. I moved to London three years ago to persue my dream of living in the big city. I fell in love with photography in 2011 after taking a class with friends. I tried different genres only to discover that what I was really interested in was my very starting point: street photography. I’m interested in the hustle and bustle of cities and the everyday.
'During the day I work for an energy company. The dream is to become a photo journalist and I’m doing all I can to pursue it. I’m also planning to open an online shop soon, selling limited edition prints. I already have a blog where I share my photography tips.'
The setup: 'I use a Nikon D600 daily with 24-70mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.8 lenses. I use Lightroom and Photoshop to edit my photos. Though I try to keep my photographs as simple as possible, so I don’t like over-process my images.'
The work: 'I try not to plan my shoots - I just pick a route and walk. A street photographer needs good legs as well as good eyes. When I see something that catches my eyes, I stop until the right character jumps into the scene. I’m very patient so I can wait also for long time until I get the right shot. I’m actually doing a 365-day photo project, which involves taking pictures every day. I’m using Flickr as a sort of diary to share my best photo every day. I love to shoot at night, but my camera is always with me - just in case.'
Love these photos? Check out Nicola's work on Tumblr.
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