Please introduce yourself: What is your name, where are you from, what do you do?
I am Nikola Lorenzin, I was born in Belgrade when it was still the capital of Ex-Yugoslavia. In '92 I emigrated with my parents to Italy where I lived from the age of 3 to the age of 22. I studied Renewable Energy Engineering in Pisa, London and Madrid. I moved to Madrid three years ago and here is where my interest for photography started. Last year I worked in a consultancy company, but I decided to quit my job and dedicate myself professionally as a technical translator and in the audiovisual field.
What is your relationship with photography? How did you get into it and what keeps you interested or motivated?
My interest for photography started because of photojournalism and documentary photography, but since I began dedicating myself to it — in the last two years — I realized that my vision is changing continuously. This element of surprise and renovation is something that definitely keeps me motivated to further explore the possibilities that photography offers.
Realizing that my style and my visual perception of what an imagine means changes everyday, keeps my mind on a continuous research. What I find more interesting today about contemporary photography, it's the importance of the photobook and of the conceptually structured series, rather than impacting and spectacular single images.
What are you currently working on, and — if there is — what is your next project or journey?
I am about to start a project in which I want to explore the concept of identity and depersonalization in contemporary society. In a way, this could be the natural continuation of the series «L'esercito» that I did this year. Apart from this, next January I am going back to Beirut for three months and I would like to develop further the series that I did this summer, in order to give it a twist and go beyond simple architecture photos.
Thank you Nikola!
© Nikola Lorenzin