The Cinematic Photography World of Paolo Barretta

Italian photographer Paolo Barretta knows as ‘I am winter’ on Instagram, has done some stunning moody and cinematic portraits images. He explained that his first photographs – which are a part of his “I am winter” project – started some years ago with the purpose of coming back feeling things again. He was in a very weird period, where he felt lost; remembering clearly how he tried so hard to do everything he could in order to makes him feel alive again and to know that he had a purpose…

He has done a photography break between the end of his studies and the birth of « I am winter » project. All the things happened for him after changing cities, finding jobs, losing jobs, falling in love, and saying goodbyes…

I was constantly disappointed by not having found my path as photographer. I started thinking that maybe I wasn’t enough good, enough brave, enough strong… I have been living like that for almost two years. And then something changed. I came back home to my family and I started feeling things, all sort of, and I needed with all myself to represent them in some way. I took my camera for the first time in two years. I started taking pictures, I wanted to tell my story. My stories. My photography talks about this : It’s about loneliness and love. It’s about how to be in love with our sadness, our way to feel so small in the world. »

I’ve always been interested to Art since I was a kid. I can even not imagine my life without developing a concept, an idea or a memory through Photography and Music. I like to share my feelings with the world.

@iamwinter