Bruna Kazinoti

Published by Elise Parkes on 20-Aug-2011 Interviews, Fashion

Having collaborated with magazines such as POP and Hero Bruna is certainly one to watch. Here, we talk male versus female models and how making it in the fashion industry is not as straight forward as it seems.

When did you start photography, and how did you get into it?

I started photography at the age of 14. I remember shooting my friends, family, and dog on an old Zenit camera bought for me by my grandmother. From this point onwards I knew that I wanted to study photography and hopefully one day make a name for myself.

What are your favourite subjects and why did you move into fashion photography?

I love to shoot boys. I am inspired by the way young people express themselves through fashion, gestures and speech. My first published fashion shoot was for Dazed & Confused magazine. This collaboration opened the door to many more opportunities with other fashion magazines. I now work with models and stylists on shoots which is a far cry from photographing my dog!

Who or what has been your main inspiration as a photographer?

My boyfriend has been a great support throughout in helping me accomplish my dream of becoming a fashion photographer. He inspires and pushes me to do my best.

What do you think of the current industry & do you think fashion photography in general has progressed, or do you believe we’ve regressed to try to emulate the works of old masters?

There are some very interesting, strong and unique photographers around today, though there are also some who are not to my taste. I feel you have to work a lot harder to become a fashion photographer now as there are so many unworthy people who are simply given work through contacts. You really have to stand out in the industry or someone will take your place. Fashion photography in general has progressed, however I fear it will regress if work is only given on a friend to friend basis.  You really need to stand out as a photographer. This is why I prefer to work on new projects. There are more chances of being spotted in the industry with something new then a "now trend."

Are there any projects you are working on?

I am currently working on my expo in Zagreb and Split which is extremely exiting.

What do you prefer shooting? Is it menswear or women’s wear?

I prefer to shoot men. I am more interested in the way men act and move in front of the camera. In a way, I am intrigued by men and therefore love to work with them.

What’s your favourite photography medium and preferred camera?

I am currently shooting with a Nikon 35mm analogue camera.

To find out more about Bruna Kazinoti and view her most recent photographic projects check out  her website here on www.brunakazinoti.com

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