After studying architecture inMilan and Seville and spending some time as an architect, Simone Bossi decided to dedicate himself fully to photography. Initially inspired through the mentorship of an esteemed Milanese photographer, Bossi taught himself the art of photography.
This new found profession grants Bossi with the opportunity to frequently travel and contemplate new architecture. Exploring new perspectives in places known and unknown and prompting his audiences to do the same is one of the most rewarding aspects of the role.
We speak to Simone Bossi to find out a little more about his process and view.
I am not interested in simply describing an architectural project. I contemplate the voids of space in a location as the main subject of my work, revealing the balance and essence of the structure in its purest form.
I’m very attuned to the feelings that the space gives me through my perception of the atmosphere. It’s a very spontaneous and personal way of working.
My perception of time is often altered when I am alone with my camera, things become slow and calm. Variations of light start to become more visible, little by little, highlighting small features that may otherwise remain hidden.
Shooting each space can become a deeply intense moment and this is captured in my final images.
Shooting projects from around the world helps me maintain a critical eye; I can draw parallels or contrasts between cities, structures and contexts and discover many different approaches to design.
Each architect has their own sensitivity connected to their own culture, showcasing each different point of view is a real privilege for me. With each new perspective I share prompts me to to reconsider the next with a refreshed eye.
Nowadays almost everything is technically possible, whether this is in architecture or other industries such as photography or music. In each creative process there are tools that are more advanced in creating than the human mind, I think it’s important to keep sight of the human intentions behind the project. The instruments used are simply following an intention an expression, I find the approach is often more interesting than the techniques.
All images by Simone Bossi
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