March 4, 2016
“I have never been a ‘color head’. In college, cibachrome was fun but discontinued shortly after I learned the process. So I stayed on course honing my technique with black and white film. In 2008, I bought my first digital camera. The sensor was not capable of rendering the color the way I saw it, the way I feel color should be expressed, so I kept shooting in monochromatic. It wasn’t until I started shooting with the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109), that I began to appreciate color again. Now I walk the streets with color as my focus.
I was walking South Beach when I noticed the following scene unfold: the volleyball game, the young adults in the shadows, and the bright green bottle that the girl was holding. These three layers drew me in. I love the way the light made the bottle glow, and the relationship between those two. I jumped up onto the sea-wall and watched for the moment to completely reveal itself.”
You can read all about our tests with the D-Lux in LFI 2/2016.
Born in Jersey City, Christian Robotti got his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in 1999, with History of Art as his minor. He became a professional wedding photographer, but street photography would always remain his favourite hobby. His work has been published in a number of photo book collections, and exhibited at numerous exhibitions.
Christian Robotti’s pictures at the LFI Gallery caught the attention of the LFI editors. You can find the photographer’s profile here. More