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This week’s guest is the imaginative Francesca Perticarini, also known as Freen, an Italian photographer based in Los Angeles. Francesca specialises in fine art and commercial
We talk about:
- The inspiration behind Francesca’s fine art
- How she documented her move from Italy to the United States
- Tips for photographers who want to elevate their editing skills
& much more!
Francesca shares a lot of practical tips in this interview. I hope that her story inspires you to be a lifelong learner in
Here is a preview of our conversation with Francesca Perticarini.
Q: What does fine art
photography mean to you?
Francesca Perticarini: Fine art
I’ve documented my journey of coming to the United States through this genre of
Q: How long did it take you to build a strong commercial portfolio?
Francesca Perticarini: I started a separate business called 360 Studios less than a year ago. I focus on content creation for brands. I’ve built my portfolio by just buying products of brands that I would like to shoot for in the future.
I was pretty surprised because I’ve had some shoots with new clients since I started. I’ve been practicing since last year. There are a lot of new techniques that I taught myself, especially when it comes to lighting different types of products. If you’re already familiar with
I’ve had the pleasure to be on set with some amazing production companies and artists. I’ve been on set for music videos for Roddy Ricch and other musicians.
Q: You moved to the US when you were a teenager, so you had to start over. How did you build your own community of photographers in a new place?
Francesca Perticarini: I would just offer to take pictures to whoever expressed interest. At that time, I was just taking pictures of friends. I would tell them how to pose, which was really hard for them. I started doing some theatre pictures when I was in Minnesota because the school was much smaller, so everyone knew me. Basically, I took photos for friends and anyone who wanted senior pictures.
It was much easier when I was in Minnesota. I also lived in Chicago when I first moved to the United States. It was such a big school. It was so hard to connect with other people. Since I had to go from one class to another, I didn’t have time to bond with anybody. My English was was terrible. It definitely took some time to be able to take pictures of people again.