Interview with: Cristian Dorme

Photos by Cristian Dorme

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Can you tell us something about yourself?
So, I was born in Chisinau (Moldavia) in 1995 and in few years I moved to Italy, where I live now in Venice. I am a really introvert person and it takes a lot of time before I start feeling at ease with people I’m meeting for the first time. But I have few friends I am really ok with! Regard the photography it’s pretty the same, sometimes I let myself go, sometimes not, it all depends on the person I have in front of my lens. Taking pictures helps to find more interesting personalities, by the way.
Separate the photography, I love to listen to the music -which is really important during my shoots as well-, to watch some particular movies and to sleep a lot!

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How did you start taking pictures? Usually there is always the old story of the boy who finds his grandfather’s camera, did that happen to you as well or not?
Actually not, I started a year ago because my parents bought a camera to my sister and I wanted to try something new, so I took few pictures and I edited them and I liked the process a lot. That’s it.

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Where does your inspiration comes from?
It all comes from my imagination or from my dreams. I sometimes think of a scene, then I want to recreate that atmosphere in my real life.

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In a portrait, what is important for you?
The expressions, the glance of the model; I really love the hair too, I like when women play with their hair! Also the lips are quite important, because they result really sensual in the pictures. All these details are so much important to create something that matters, something that captures the viewer!

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How do you find the people to photograph?
I usually find someone randomly on Facebook, sometimes it’s me who finds out an interesting face, other times are the models to contact me.

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What kind of relationship do you have with your subject when you shoot?
I try to make the people I take the pictures of at ease. Sometimes I give advices, or I try to guide the model, other times I let her doing whatever she wants and I follow her movements. It all depends on feelings and sensations in that precise moment.

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Do you think it’s important to follow a school to learn how to shoot?
I don’t think so, and I’m a self-taught person actually. I learned everything on my own, just experimenting, trying, letting myself go. By the way, the school helps you to learn the basics, to understand the history of the photography, to understand better what you are actually doing, but then it all comes to you! You have to create your own style, and school won’t help you in doing that.

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What’s the photo you want to take and you never did?
I would like to create something I saw in a dream of mine! There was a girl with black hair next to a mountain and she was walking up toward me… her hair were all covering her face. The atmosphere caught me so much! I don’t even know how to explain that feeling. So, to show it through my photography would be a goal.

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What’s your photo mission?
I would like to be a professional photographer, I would love the photography to become my full time job! I really love portraits and it would be nice to create some really high fashion portraits one day!

So that’s all, thank you so much for this possibility to show up a little bit!

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