my name is Nicolai, I’m 19 yers old and live between a small town in Souther Italy and a city in Eastern Germany. After this summer I will start to study mechanical engineering at the university. I’m interested about: photography, especially street photography; literature, especially English modern and dystopian novels and writers like James Joyce and George Orwell; philosophy, I like philosophers like Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Shopenhauer and Feuerbach.
I started shooting street photography two years ago, when I was 17, without knowing anything about this photography genre and without knowing its existence. My goal was to capture a realistic portrait of the life of ordinary people doing ordinary things and living ordinary lives in my community (like Joyce did in is novels).
Why do I take photos
I made photographs to find meaning in the world around me. Photography is a way to share my perspective with others, express myself and it’s a way to have a voice and share my opinions and beliefs. Photography is a way to know who I am, a way to learn about myself, it’s self meditation, it’s a way to forget my problems and lose myself in shooting. I take photos to represent the reality in which I live and not try to escape it. I take photos because it’s the best tool I have to create art.