Talented photographer Eleonora Sabet is one of Milan’s newcoming photographers. Specializing in portraiture, she creates mysteriously veiled images around feelings of love, pain and fear. Her work discovers the psychological fragility of a young generation, helplessly facing the problems of today’s economic crisis. Herself currently unemployed, she is seeking to turn photography into a full-time job. For more check out the interview below and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
How and why did you start photography? What is it that you enjoy most when taking pictures?
When I was little I stole my grandma’s camera and started taking pictures. I’ve always been charmed by this way of communication. Even the more considering the fact that I’ve always been a shy girl. Taking pictures allows me to say something without the need to talk. That’s the thing I enjoy most – when I see the world behind my camera.
Who or what is the biggest influence on your way of thinking?
The biggest influence on my way of thinking was and is my girlfriend. One year ago I stopped photography because I didn’t feel well. She was the only person who believed in me. She motivated me until I took it up again without being afraid of my own feelings. That’s why she’s my inspiration. She’s always the very first person who sees my photos.
What was your favourite project and why?
I don’t have a favorite project, when I take pictures I like to try and create different styles of my photography.
How do you define creativity?
I define my creativity as quite weird. My creativity goes with my feelings and sometimes I am the only one who can understand it.
If you had one advice for someone seeking to live a creative life, what would you tell him?
Taking good photos while communicating feelings at the same time could be difficult at the beginning. Take inspiration from everything and transform all the negative experiences you’ve made into art.
What is your biggest challenge during your career as a photographer?
I see everything as a challenge. I like the way I feel when I challenge myself everyday.
Tell us something about your most funny moment during a photo shoot?
I was in the center of Milan and while I was taking photos three girls came by and posed infront of my camera, waiting for a shot. I took some pictures, which I called „Unknown Smiles“ and posted one on facebook. The three girls actually found the post and commented on it. It was quite strange but I was very happy because they liked it.
Do you have a favourite quote that describes what you truly believe in? What’s your personal motto?
My personal motto is “Never Give Up”. I don’t see me as a strong person, so I keep thinking this phrase to motivate myself.
Is there anything for which you would be ready to give up your passion for photography?
Photography for me is like breathing. I already gave it up one time and now nothing could make me stop it.