What drew you to street photography initially?
I was drawn to street photography, seeing the road as the metaphor of “passages of life”.
Where is your favorite place to shoot and why?
I do not have favorite locations but special moments where I see “reflections” in the way of the feelings I experience. That said, however, I admit a certain preference to the city of Turin.
Your images are often so mysterious! I notice you often focus on small details while keeping your subject somewhat obscured. Is there a reason for this mysterious style?
My style is “mysterious” because it almost always nullifies every kind of spatiotemporal reference, not a precise identity photographer, but shilouettes that represent categories of people and places that are not physical but emotional.
What would you recommend to someone just getting started with street photography?
I would recommend looking at things and people in their essence and “getting lost” in the most improbable ways with the heart and a mind thirsty of truth.
What has street photography taught you about people? What has it taught you about photography?
Respect for the soul of those who portray (I almost always love to capture people in attitudes that synthesize their personality). This led me to a genre of photography perhaps a bit special, almost as if it were “visionary documents” that tell reality in its most spiritual sense.
To see more of Simona’s work, visit her Flickr photostream.