March 21, 2017

Inspired by Shakespeare

Fine art photography by Alessandra Favetto

Inspiration comes from everywhere! Wether it's a song, a book, a smell, a quote or a movie, inspiration can hit you at any time and in any place. That's why I always keep several notebooks around, one or two at home and one following me all the time in my bag. Whenever I hear, see or experience something that is worth keeping in mind for future inspiration I write it down on my notebook. It's a habit I have since long before starting my journey in photography so I have plenty of material to go back to when I need it.
This phrase is one of my favourites! I wrote it down on my pocket moleskine about 18 years ago! It's from William Shakespeare's Hamlet:
 One of the images that I can relate to this quote is the one above "Love yourself", from the "Creatively" collection.
"This above all:
to thine own self be true,
And it must follow,
as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man."
 Thank you William for the inspiration!

March 15, 2017

New artwork "Wedding memories"

Wedding memories - Fine art self portrait photography by Alessandra Favetto

The story behind this photo is that one day I took my wedding dress from the closet where it had been hanging for years and wore it again to take some pictures. The great part of the story is that I could still fit in the dress! I happily remembered about my wedding and about being a bride and played around with the tulle while taking pictures and that resulted giving the image this dreamy nostalgic look.

This artwork is part of the "Me in many ways" collection and fine art prints are available in a limited edition of 10, regardless of size (available sizes: 25x25cm and 50x50cm), signed and numbered on the back. You can view it larger in my gallery.

March 13, 2017

The self-portrait photographer kit

The self-portrait photographer kit

As a self-potraiture artist I'm frequently asked (mainly from non-photographers) how do I shoot my self-portraits and I normally answer "with a camera of course"! But I use other items as well so here's my "how do I do it" post to start taking self-portraits.

The self-potrait photographer basic equipment: you will need
  • a camera
  • a tripod
  • a wireless remote shutter release
  • yourself as a model

You don't need any fancy or expensive stuff. I started with a Nikon D3100  my husband gave me for my birthday in 2012 and it was great! I bought a 50mm 1.8 lens to have a better lens (but you can use the 18-55mm lens that comes included with the camera as well) and a cheap lightweight tripod. Then I bought a wireless remote shutter release for Nikon (be careful to buy the right one for your camera because there's a model for Nikon and one for Canon!) and started taking photos!
Some of my first artwork collections were done with this basic equipment.

Now I'm using the same wireless remote shutter release although it's the third one I buy because I break them :-)) I'm using now a full frame Nikon D600 (new model is now Nikon D610) and only if I need a full body shot and I don't have enough space then I put on the 24-70mm 2.8 lens, otherwise I stick to my 50mm that suits my needs perfectly.
I did buy a new tripod (Tokura, the one in the photo) becuase I needed a more stable one for outdoor shots :-)

And that's it!
Have fun!!

March 08, 2017

Happy Women's Day!


"A beautiful woman
draws strength from troubles,
smiles during distress
and grows stronger with prayers & hope.
You are one of them!"
I have no idea who wrote this quote. I was googling to find out the author in order to give proper credit but couldn't find it.
Anyway, it's a beautiful quote and very appropriate for today's women's day and for the remaining 364 days of the year! Happy women's day!

Image artwork "Pray" is from the collection "Me in many ways". 

March 07, 2017

New artwork "Dream"


This is a new artwork called "Dream" and it's part of the "Me in many ways" collection. The series started in 2014 and it was meant to be a 30 days self portraiture project but I already new at that time that I was going to go back adding images to it. I love the oniric and surrealistic feeling of these images and feel very comfortable working with textures, they add an extra atmosphere to fine art photography.

This print is available in a limited edition of 10, regardless of size (available sizes: 25x25cm and 50x50cm), signed and numbered on the back. You can view it larger in my gallery.

January 16, 2017

On Phôze Magazine

 Honored to be part of the first issue of Phoze Magazine

Honored to be part of the first issue of Phoze Magazine!! Great publication and great artists in there: Chris Ruiz, Lee Jeffries, Eric Marrian, Tamas Andok, Pierre Pellegrini, Benoit Courti, Filippo Rizzi, Patrick Ems, Alexandru Crisan, Kai Ziehl, Alessandra Favetto, Erich Reichel, Lorenzo Mancini, Branislav Fabijanic, Aidan Sartin Conte.
Check it out >> Phôze Magazine

January 07, 2017

BOOK COVER "CONCERTO EM MEMORIA DE UM ANJO"

"Concerto em memoria de um anjo" de Eric Emmanuel Schmitt with one of my fine art self portrait images.

So happy to see my photo on this book cover! "Concerto em memoria de um anjo" de Eric Emmanuel Schmitt with one of my fine art self portrait images.

December 09, 2016

Client from Spain


Good news! My artwork "The positive way", limited edition print, sold to a collector in Spain :-))
If you're interested in any of my prints you can find my artworks on sale in Saatchi Art.
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Buenas noticias! Mi photo "The positive way", edición limitada, ha sido vendida a un coleccionista en España :-)) Si estas interesado en uno de mis cuadros puedes encontrarlos a la venta en Saatchi Art.

December 02, 2016

FEATURED ON ARTLIMITED


My photo collage "Mondays" has been featured on Artlimited, Editor's Choice and published on homepage.