The still life photography genre is used to represent inanimate subjects, most often small groups of objects. Its origins date back to the 17th-century tradition of Netherlandish art. In painting, "Vanitas" is another technical name to describe the still life genre. The word Vanitas is a more appropriate description of the philosophical nature of these deceptively simple images of compositions of objects from everyday life, as conceptual representations of the nature of time. Vanitas mainly refers to the transience of life, which Antonella Bozzini encapsulates in a snapshot that does more than just tell the story of the details to describe the specific mood of that moment in time in the photo. The fixed, immediate and instantaneous image that remains frozen therefore gives tangible proof that time is a collection of moments.
What is food photography all about for you?
“I love it! Partly because I am a gourmet. It is a truly interesting and exciting voyage which has opened up a new world for me: the world of chefs, wine-makers and sommeliers, the kitchens of outstanding restaurants and the great products of Italian gastronomy. A whole world I didn’t even know was there! I was able to find out more about an area I was not familiar with, and that was really exciting for me.”
How do you use light?
“I use light descriptively, to describe what I am photographing. But I also attempt to call up emotions with light, for light can call up different emotions in the viewer depending on how it is used.”
fa della semplicità il suo stile. Nel suo credo non esistono tanti artifizi per realizzare una buona immagine. Serve solo un’idea forte e ben strutturata, accompagnata dalla luce giusta e dalla giusta prospettiva. Un dei suoi motti è “Meno metti e più viene bene”.