Today’s student feature is on Anna Salzmann, a current Level 5 Advanced Diploma student at PSC. Earlier this year Anna received a silver award at the AIPP Epson State Awards for her series ‘Sei Bellissima’.
What got you started in photography?
My first memory of loving photography was when my uncle who is a photographer in Geneva, Switzerland, introduced me to the world of photography and I have been obsessed ever since. A year ago he invited me to join him and 18 other photographers from across the world (most based in Geneva) to be apart of their ‘Une photo par jour’ blog where we upload a photo per day.
When you started at PSC, did you have an idea of the kind of photographer you want to become?
All I knew is that I wanted to travel and work with other creatives doing great things, and I hoped that photography would give me these opportunities.
What is the most beneficial thing you have learned up to this point?
That planning and research is your friend!
What has been your most challenging moment at PSC so far?
Probably this semester, knowing that I now only have 1 more semester in this college surrounded by so much support is hard, and I am trying to soak it up as much as I can!
What has been your most rewarding moment at PSC so far?
Presenting my work at the end of each Semester is always great, I love seeing peoples reactions and hearing their thoughts on my work, whether it’s praise or critique.
How has your style developed?
My style is always changing and it is interesting to see my work from 2 years ago to now. It has changed a lot in regards to technique and colour, however the content has stayed similar.
So far, what body of work have you been most proud of?
My ‘Sei Bellissima’ series where I documented the life of my Nonna Franca in stills as well as a short film. You can read my experience photographing her in my class’s upcoming magazine XPSD.
What are you working on at the moment?
My mid Year Folio, I have been focusing on developing my portrait skills and have been photographing my friends and family.
Where do you find your motivation?
A lot of my motivation comes from the support of my family. They see my passion and hard work and keep me determined in creating a successful life for myself with photography.
What is your dream job/shoot?
I would love to find work with a publication of some sorts. Or anything that takes me travelling and includes working with a great team, I love the idea of working with others and photographing new and different locations.