Mmmm it's a tough question, rather than who I would say For Who… my dream is to be hired for the biggest brands and magazines that rule the market: Vogue, Harper Bazar, Grazia and so on…
Q. What type of camera do you use the most of the time? and why?
Long story short, I owe everything to one of my closest friends Riccardo who introduced me into this fascinating world and my beloved Giulia that supports my career in so many ways that I can't count em off. The funny thing is that 8 years ago was the first time I had a camera in my hand, photography was something totally extraneous to me... you know in Italy they used to say : Like water and Oil. Step by step my love for photography and portraiture grew bigger and bigger and here I am, another quote : Rome wasn't built in a day
Q. When did you first get interested in photography? What was the reason behind all of it? What drew you to this career?
Q. If you could chose anyone in the world to take a picture with who would it be? and why?
"Every image has a story to tell, an emotion to give"
Interview by Susan Lee Rigg
Junior Features Editor
I use Nikon DSLR, simply because it's the first very brand that I had and I feel extremely comfortable with that. I started with a Nikon D90, a gift from Giulia five years ago.
I would called my true starting point! Most of my images are taken with it and I still use it for my travel photography and backup.
At the end of last year I moved on and I bought a Nikon D810, this camera was truly amazing and it's fits perfectly my way! So you know at the end of the day, it's not so important to start with a new fancy camera but the way that you use it. But It's plain that when your photography grows you need to upgrade your instruments to keep it up
I'm basically self-taught and as I said, I wasn't in photography in the first place so I wasn't concerned about learning. When I started to take it seriously I began to read, watch and learn everything I can on the internet and I still do it, because you never stop improving yourself. In this world when you stop learning it's the end of your career.
Q. Were you educated in photography, or are you self-taught?
Stop looking at their ass. Ok , bad joke!! But it's true!
Models are the key to express fashion and portraiture photography. They are the vessel to bring out your deep expression and not an object that praise your taste. So when you choose a model, it's good if she/he fits your taste, but keep in mind that they had to fit your idea in the first place.
Q. You have worked with many models, what tips can you recommend to people looking to expand their portfolio?
In photography there's no one in particular, there's so many artists that inspires me: Ben Von Wong, Dani Diamond, Amanda Diaz, Emily Soto, Kirsty Mitchell, Miss Aniela and many many others. But in my life the ones whence I learned, everything I am, are my parents. I owe them everything
Q. Who is the person which you have learned the most from?
A little summary of what i said:
Keep your head down and never stop learning and improve yourself, be inspired from many and make it in your own style.
Q. Any final words or anything interesting you want to share with us?
"I’m fashion portrait photographer based in Verona, Italy. I’m a Vietnamese guy born and raised in an amazing country. Romance, vitality, elegance and contradditction all mixed up with my asian background works in my Vision. Portraiture is always full of innovation and attractiveness. Vision, Senses, and Emotion are my keys. Every image has a story to tell, an emotion to give, It’s my duty to make them more vivid and real. " - Tran Andrea
Only two words: Being Humble. Nowadays when most of all can take images by cellphone or compact camera many think that if they own an expensive DSLR they could call themselves photographers. When I started to learn, I kept my hand down and let my work talk for me and I still do it (as i told, never stop learning)
Photography is an art where you can learn from the bigger masters and artists or the amateur that's just started the other day, there's no age or years of practice that counts.
The big deal is in the results, the image itself, and the story that this image brings to us that differentiates yourself out from the crowd.
Q. What could you have done differently to get to where you are sooner?