Unknown Pleasures, Paola Leonardi.
“My photography is extremely varied. I shoot fashion editorials using digital cameras as well as analogue. I am a big analogue fan and I specialise in old photographic techniques, which I teach. My favourite fashion photographer is Nick Dorey, whose work inspired the lighting for this shoot in Carnival Magazine. Currently, I am also developing a very long-term project called “Borderlands: The Edges of Europe”. Within which, I photograph the borders between European Union countries and non-EU countries. It involves a lot of travelling to remote areas. I photograph everything on a Hasselblad, shooting with film. My father is a successful architectural photographer. However, I went into photography very late. I travelled after high school and moved to London.”
“After my BA I did an MA in photography at Goldsmiths College. Ever since then, I have been working freelance as well as doing my own projects. I also teach photography in few universities, in addition to running photography workshops at the Victoria & Albert Museum every summer!"
"The shoot selected to feature in Carnival Magazine was done at Espero Studio, a Brick Lane studio that specialises in vintage props. I worked on the idea with stylist Joanne Mulcare, selecting a mixture of vintage and new designers to achieve a feminine and intriguing shoot.”