June 26, 2020
IN CONVERSATION WITH CLAUDIA ORSETTI
Photography by Claudia Orsetti
Interview by Karin Svadlenak Gomez
Italian Photographer Claudia Orsetti is an architect, but as long as she can remember has been photographing "things". She has lived in Switzerland, Tokyo, New York, and London, before moving to Amsterdam at the beginning of 2020. Photography for her is a way of knowing places and people and their stories, but also knowing herself. She is most interested in the "obvious things", the imprecise moments without expectations, the reality where you think there is nothing to see. She is attracted by contradictions and those often become the centre of her work.
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
I remember I printed it and hung it over my desk, when I was doing my master diploma and somehow it stuck with me in everything else afterwards. I am someone who jumps into the high water and just does. Sometimes...a little bit too fast! But I would say that this attitude of not being afraid of doing something (therefore potentially failing at it) has been proven to bring very interesting and unexpected turns in my life!