© Laura Zalenga


Bright evening with a beautiful moon-rise in Lecce.
This was just after I had the last one-on-one shooting of my workshop. I took some minutes to capture the moment of walking back through the fields. It already smelled like summer and I was happy and so tired after that busy day.
A moment of just being there and enjoying the moment. Often I hear the click of my camera and just don’t really move for some more minutes and just watch.

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tree-home by Laura 

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Untitled by Laura

Again and again I notice how I see people through completely different eyes when I photograph them. Even people I have known for years. As soon as I look at their face through my camera I analyse it on a whole different level. It’s crazy how many things like emotions and memories blend into the way we see a person. How we don’t see ‘flaws’ if we like them and how we don’t see beauty if we don’t like them… It’s fascinating how our heart tricks our eyes.

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constellation by Laura

Sometimes I miss the old times when tried out a lot more things - when I was still light-footed. That’s something I really admire about a lot of photographers who are just starting out. Their technic might not be good by now but their ideas are so free. Too many of those who’s work I follow for years (definitely including myself here!) seem to lose that freedom and tend to do the same thing most of the time.
It feels so similar to growing up - losing that unique, free way of thinking we had when we were children.

So here I am posting a quite old photo that reminds me of how free my ideas where years ago. I will try to find ways to return to that. Any advice how to get there is very welcome.