Finding oneself in one’s shots is something that often happens to photographers. Fabrizio Lecca, originally from the province of Parma, told us about his intimate relationship with photography. It all began during his travels that led him to explore the details, landscapes and emotions that each place could give him back. What struck him most, however, were the people. Fabrizio thus discovered the fascination of street-photography and started his research based on exploring the depths of the human soul through images. His degree in psychology significantly influences his vision of photography, “When you study psychology, you learn early on that you cannot afford to remain on the surface but the watchword has to be one: ‘explore’,” he tells us. Lecca understands that it is not necessary to travel thousands of kilometres to find inspiration, but that it can also be found in the everyday, in the people and objects around him.
“I believe that our photos have something to tell, as do the subjects of our shots,” says the photographer. Each image he captures becomes a vehicle to express his emotions, reflections and experiences. Photography becomes on the one hand a language through which he communicates his inner experiences, and on the other hand a means to discover hidden parts of himself. “In my photos I have found my identity flying free without shame and the acceptance of it,” Lecca confesses, “I have seen the need for love that only a grandfather can give you and the shortcomings of a father who is sometimes not very present, in my photos I have found fears, dreams and disappointments.“
Fabrizio Lecca’s photographs are an ‘acting-out‘, an unconscious expression of himself through images. Each shot is a revelation, a way of exploring and processing his experiences. Through his photographs, he gets rid of his emotions, positive or negative, trying to grasp the deep meaning of what he feels. His photos are not just spectacular images or reportage, they are his personal story. They tell his feelings, his dreams, his disappointments and his fears. The light that illuminates his photographs is a reflection of the emotions that run through him, communicating what often remains unexpressed in words.
Courtesy Fabrizio Lecca