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Documenting and delibareting reality with photographer Bruna Kazinoti

There seems to be a shift in image-making right now. After years of digital manipulation photographers started drifting away from the artificial and focusing on the reality happening in front of their cameras again. One of those visionary back thinkers is Bruna Kazinoti, a true photographer by heart and moment capturer by head.

Because for Bruna, freez­ing moments into rec­tan­gu­lar pic­tures is a no brain­er. I got my first cam­era, a Zen­it, from my grand­moth­er when I was 14”, she explains, I just put in film and start­ed to shoot things that I feel and see. I didn’t real­ly think about it that much.”

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This kind of open mind­ed approach proved to become a mantra for the cre­ative head through­out her whole career. From her pic­turesque child­hood in Croa­t­ia and her Pho­tog­ra­phy stud­ies at The Roy­al Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Antwerp to the shoot­ing of neubau’s Spring / Sum­mer 2017 Look­book at var­i­ous trop­i­cal loca­tions in Berlin, Bruna always seems to cov­er her images with a lay­er of sen­si­bil­i­ty and warm glow.

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My pic­tures seem so real because I just shoot real sto­ries, real peo­ple”, she says, I try and make the peo­ple in front of my cam­era feel as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble and let them be their true selves. Although I often do have a vision of the sto­ry I want to shoot in my head, it’s great to also observe and be spon­ta­neous from time to time.” With that said, one might think Bruna’s aes­thet­ic already kind of explains itself. Well, there’s more to this visu­al sto­ry than just this side of her vision. Rather, Bruna Kazinoti also looks to sub­cul­tures and under­ground move­ments as influ­ences, mix­ing them with the high-end feel of her pho­tos. An inter­est link­ing back to her stud­ies in Antwerp, where she was exposed to a vari­ety of cre­ative fields. The city com­plete­ly changed my view on things, cul­tures, art, music… Even today a lot of my work is still focused on sub­cul­tures, I feel they bring ener­gy and a sense of sex­i­ness. I still get the most inspired when I see shaved heads.” Or glass­es, our Spring / Sum­mer Look­book seems to prove.

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10 Apr 2017 · neubau eyewear