Fabrizio Fadda was born 44 years ago in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) and he and his family have recently moved to the country. He worked as employee and, after, he and his wife started a business, a travel agency. Nowadays, Fabrizio dedicates himself to the organic farming and he’s very happy because being in nature is priceless!
Nature, country and their products are the subjects we can found more frequently in his shots, and all the images are characterized by beautiful vivid and vibrant colors, which indeed transmit the happiness of living close to the nature.
This photo shows a tree in the center of a field and was taken while I was having a break. I found the inspiration in the rows of the tomato plants (geometry and repetition) and in the tree which seemed almost the guardian of the field.
Hello Fabrizio, thanks for joining the interview.
How and when did you start with mobile photography, for a start?
l’ve always had a thing for photography and an unrestrained passion for smartphones. Then, when the devices started having more performing cameras, I begun to unleash the impulse to shoot and it changed from a need to a requirement.
What model of smartphone do you use?
I owned several smartphones: Samsung Galaxy (s3, s4, note3), LG G2, Xiaomi Mi4. I am currently using a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. I like changing and experiencing new mobile phones and the first thing I examine is clearly the camera.
What inspires you mostly?
I don’t use to chase the subjects, they are the ones that find me. It’s a feeling hard to explain: I’m captured by one detail, one scene, one moment, one color and then I must take a picture! Unfortunately, I often found the right inspiration when I’m driving and I can’t always stop and pull over. 😂
This is a close up on a crate of chili peppers, the type you can cook stuffing and canning in oil. I had just picked and washed them and they shined in the sun: how could I resist shooting those beautiful red and green colors? 😂😂😂
How do you describe your style? In your portfolio, you have several still life pictures. What kind of cut do you want to give them?
I don’t know if I really have a definite style. I know I love black and white photos and I prefer capturing inanimate objects. Still life photography allows me to tell the stories better, or at least it’s the best way to tell myself. My personal point of view, what I want to communicate to people watching is what I feel when I notice the detail that pushed me to stop and take a picture.
Last summer, in Torre delle Stelle, I captured this picture showing a beach umbrella and the sky on the background. The beach was very crowded and, after I swan a lot, I decided to lay down on a beach towel. I was carelessly looking at the sky and suddenly I found myself holding the smartphone and shooting.
You took photos about landscapes too. Is it a genre you like or did you shoot them to experience something different?
I like very much landscape photography, but I can’t capture good images through the current smartphone. I’m experimenting.
I took this photo on February 2017. Sardinian weather offers fine days in the wintertime too. Therefore I took the opportunity to have a walk along Poetto’s beach. When I was leaving, I thought it was a good idea to capture that beautiful sky.
Since you have a wide range of photos, do you have a favorite subject?
As I said before, everything that is able to make me stop, pick up the smartphone, turn on the camera and shoot is a good subject.
Do you use any apps to post produce your images?
I used several apps, but my favorite one is Snapseed. I think it’s complete and full of functions. Lately, I give the final touch with Lightroom Mobile, because I can manage some issues more accurately.
Are you working on a particular project right in this time?
I have many ideas, but not a clear project. Right now, I let myself be carried away by the inspirations of that moment. I’m traveling to London on May and I think it will be very exciting to visit a city that’s so different from the places I’ve been.
Thank you very much, Fabrizio. We hope to see soon your original shots from London 🙂