Hi my name is Fabrizio Mingarelli, i was born in a small town not so far from Rome and now i live in Rome where i study architecture. I'm 21 and i take photographs since i was 14, when my parents bought me my first compact digital camera (a creepy kodak one), i was trying to express myself in a way and photography was the easiest one for me, and i've never left it; now I work with a canon eos 400D for my digital works and for my analog ones I use a pentax k1000 and an agfa silette record, I enjoy analog photography and I think that analog is still the future.
My subjects are everyday things (like unmade beds, empty rooms, white walls, buildings, streets, etc.) and people overall; i like to take photos of strangers walking down the street and friends. Someone said that my photography have a documentary and nostalgic style. Photography is just my main hobby right now, but I’m trying to let it become a real and serious job.
I’m always searching for inspiration and live in Rome is a real blessing because I can meet a lot of people and see many places everyday, people inspire me a lot; music, books and old movies are definitely inspiring too. I hope to grow more in photography, attending some photography course, and start working (maybe with bands taking pics for them), I hope to leave Italy soon, I’m that kind of person who needs something new everyday.
I took this photo heading to university, in fact this is the street I see every day. That was a winter and rainy day and water on the street looked amazing. I could see building and clouds in the puddles, there was an interesting atmosphere there. I really like rainy days, I don’t know why, but they’re reassuring and inspiring to me. I took this photograph with an old analog Olympus camera.
She is Daniela, one of my best friends. I shot this pic on her house roof top. I remember she called me that day and she said there were an amazing light and view from her roof top, and she was right, as you can see. I took this photograph with my pentax k1000.
This is one of my very first photographs i shoot with my pentax that my father gave me. It’s just a simple sky with clouds but I definitely like its colors; after this pic I fell in love with analog photography and I never left it. There is one of the reasons why I love analog in it: light is the real subject and it’s interesting how light can interact with chemical components of the roll, and a mistake can be the reason of the beauty of a photograph. Digital photography hasn’t the same appeal to me.