The MISSBISH Photography Workshop | Sara Sani

Photographer: Sara Sani

Instagram: @sara_sani

Location: This year, I've been living in Paris. In 2017, I'm looking forward to traveling more and to cities I haven't been to yet, so I don't know where I'll be based.

How did you get into photography?
My mom was collecting bellows cameras and I so I would play with them as a kid.

What are your thoughts on iPhone-ography?
I've never heard that term before. The iPhone is great for taking quick street snaps for inspiration or fun party pic, but they have no sentimental value to me at the end of the day.

Tell us the story behind one of the most memorable photos you’ve shot…
I think the most "re-grammed" photo I've shot is this one. Funny story - one night, I was at a night club next to a girl I'd never met before, when she unlocked her iPhone I saw she had this photo as her background. It's from the first fashion story I shot with Sally in London. I have to thank Dion Agius for linking me up with her because we became friends after that shoot.

What is a constant source of inspiration for you as a photographer?
My feelings, my friends, things I see with my eyes and things I imagine.

Who has been a great influence or mentor to you and what did you learn from them that you still carry with you today?
My Italian grandma. I miss her.

“If I could shoot anyone... I would shoot young fresh faces not signed to a modelling agency. The less Instagram followers they have, the better. And mixed ethnicity people like me."

Three of your favorite Instagram accounts to follow and why...
@truffautgodard and @nouvellevaguefr
Their Instagram feeds are very well curated, and I'm a nostalgic person. I'd like to know if there's an Instagram account dedicated to Italian neorealism.

Photography is all about capturing that moment. What’s the secret?
Your eye.

If you could shoot anyone, who would it be, where, and why?
Young fresh faces not signed to a model agency, the less Instagram followers they have, the better. And mixed ethnicity people like me.