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Roberto Ragno Simone Savo

The concept of art, in the last years has been revisited many times. It can be considered art a set of lines on a paper, or the music that we listen on our phones, or even mathematical formulas on an exercise book. Amongst the various arts, photography, which come from the greek and means “draw

Featured photographers Andrej Russkovoskij Aurelién Buttin Ben Hall Chiara Cianniello Daria Svertilova Elisa Imperi Felicia Simion Hilda Randulv Irina Mattioli Jessica Cardelucci Laura Zalenga Luna Simoncini Marco Sgarbi Maria Scherlies Pretty in Mad Rudi Huisman Susanna Taco Whitney Justesen

with light”, is one of the most complex to abstract. By its very nature, it tends to impress exactly what the camera sees in front of its lens. The task of the photographer is to force his vision on what is a mean to express the story he wants to tell us. With the advent of file sharing techniques, such as the Internet, the work of the artist in need of consumers of his artworks is simplified. It isn’t always that easy, though, for the user to find what he is looking for, that is to say the artist that most represents him or a certain feeling.

Rewind Magazine, is born to help the lonely photography lover to find his way in this big net, and to promote new emerging artists from all over the world. We try, with this pages and the ones on our website, to create a photographic collage, that would be inspiring for both photographers and not. Moreover, in the magazine, you can find interviews with some authors, that share with us their stories, ideas, and advices.

In this edition, we focus on five talented photographers: AndreJ Russkovoskij, Aurélien Buttin, Hilda Randulv, Marco Sgarbi e Rudi Huisman. Our cover photo was selected by the portfolio of the photographer Daria Svertilova. We remember you, before leaving to the reading, that all the pictures in the magazine are property of the authors, and every request of using them should be directed towards the authors.

Thank you for reading, Roberto Ragno Simone Savo

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uttin .

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” Lewis Carroll

We met the photographer Aurélien Buttin. With his strong passion, he travels and recounts stories with his photographs.

In terms of a good image, what do you think is the most useful component? I think that everything is important. The gear, the vision of the world that you have, your reflex, the weather, everything is im-

Tell us something about you. I’m a 28 years old french photographer from Amiens, in the north of France.

portant and useful.

Is there any photographer or artist, like a musician, or a writer who you would

How did you get into photography? I got into photography by myself. After travelling around Europe, I wanted to catch what I saw and exactly how I saw it. I started photography like this.

like to quote that has influenced you in shaping your style? I don’t think so. My camera is the extension of my eye, so nobody can influence what I see. My friends are my bigger inspiration, they are the photographers, the writers, the musicians, the artists.

How would define your style? It’s a really hard question. I like to take pho-

Is there any current or future project that

tos of landscapes, of local people in a coun-

you would like to share with our readers?

try, of my friends - so, I don’t know, really - I

Taking photos and traveling. That’s what I

think it’s the people who see my photos who

love, that’s what I do.

should define me with a style, not me.



What is the picture to which you are tied more? It seems impossible to give you an answer. There are too many photos to which i’m really tied. My photo “The crusade of the devil” is one of my favorite, because I was with two awesome friends and we travelled around Asia for the first time and everything was new, we really were like explorers, on this photos we were walking down a volcano’s crater and following a guy who works in the volcano’s sulfur’s mine, the sky was orange red. It was simply wonderful, scary, exiting. And I shared all these emotions in the same moment with a few people.

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Marco Sgarbi About glances


arco Sgarbi, a wildlife photographer, has kindly conceded an interview, and he tells us a story. It’s a story about love. The one of a man for the animals. It is often in the simple that we find the true joy. The photographer, tells us he left his job looking for a life that would make him really happy, and he found it - after a long journey through the hills near Siena. Now, he is a shepherd, and he never abandoned his passion about photography. Have a look to his gallery, and set your mind free for some minutes from the busy city life, let it run wild into the forests. We almost feel what latins used to call ‘Arcadia’, an imaginary natural paradise. If your current life doesn’t satisfy you, look for a better one. “An alternative is always possible”, the photographer tells us. Sometimes, you got to be lost to be found. To whom who want to listen, nature has got much to tell.




he insight

Hello Marco, tell us something about you.

In your pictures, we see a great passion for nature, but a

I grew up in the milanese hinterland, in a very difficult

greater one for the animals. What is your favorite subject?

place. They tried to tame me up letting me think that the

My favore subject is the “Genius Loci”. In latin, the genius of

parameter for a happy life was to have a very remunerated

the place. The atmosphere which characterize the locations,

job. Therefore, I persevered into the studies to be an archi-

which makes them recognizable. So, before I am satisfied of

tect, it seemed to me the most artistic solution. I then found

a picture, I must get in touch with this place. When I travel,

myself destroying beautiful places, just to create holiday vil-

indeed, I try to stay the longer I can in the places I visit (if

lages. Though, money and the “good life” isn’t everything. I

the VISAs are ok).

couldn’t sleep and I was always sad. I didn’t want to be part

Nature, then, is always perfect. The best moments, are dawn

of this disaster. Various acquaintances, coming back from

and sunsets, and, in this, my work as a shepherd helps.

holiday, told me that the village was beautiful, but outside drugs and prostitution were spreading out.

In your pictures, often, to a warm light, a melancholic

Before building the village, such things didn’t exist. Small

component opposes it. Why?

cities did exist. People with a beautiful smile. Sure, they

Because this is reality. It’s life. In the world not everything

didn’t have a refrigerator full of our things, but they were

is good. The dark and the bad fascinate me as the good and

happy and of this, I am sure.

the light.

Going through an identity crisis, I left my job and I took

It seems that the animals in your pictures are always

shelter on the mountains. I’ve worked in different mountain dews, and, being alone in the tent made me think. So, I decided that to step forward, to have a future, I needed to go backwards. Here I am, near Siena, with 300 sheep and 5 shepherds. Now, I can prepare a perfect pecorino. But I won’t stop here. I think that in future I will step backwards again.

How do you combine your work with your great passion

available to be photographed. Is it always like this, or do you have some tricks to share with amateurs? The animals I photograph know me. I created a beautiful relationship with the chamoises of the dolomites: I used to sit next to them and I staid there for hours and hours minding my own business. Even singing. After two months, they didn’t consider me a threat and I could shoot. With the dogs, it’s different: they are a pack, a family with strict rules and I am their boss. It is important to be in

for photography?

charge, both for the work and for personal security. Here,

The passion for photography is with me since I was a child.

there are many wolves. I’ve seen many, but I never succeeded

When we came back from holidays, family’s friends used to

in photographing them.

like more my pictures than my parents’ ones. This was an

With the sheep, now I talk to them and they follow me. So,

incentive to improve. I also had a darkroom.

sometimes I graze in beautiful locations, speaking as a photographer, but maybe with just a few herbs they like. So, as

Now, I photograph my work, because I live in a wonderful

a prize, I take them to graze in olive tree groves or in forests

environment and I want to transmit the message that an

of oaks full of acorns, or we visit some wild tree of apple or

alternative to this crazy contemporary civilization is always

cornelian cherry.

possible, without going back to the stone age. 9




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“Shooting to me, is like a feeling or a vision I have in my mind that comes up for a tiny little second and it’s up to me to capture this feeling or vision as soon as it shows up.”




n the interview to this artist,

H.C. Bresson words (see following page) , aren’t far from reality. We met the talented swedish young photographer Hilda Ran-

dulv, whose pictures enclose compendium of emotions and hidden sensations, consigned to eternity through frames full of refinement and elegance.

Hello Hilda, can you introduce yourself to our readers? My full name is Hilda Blondie Tintin Randulv (which is funny because my parents never even listened to Blondie) and I live in Gothenburg, Sweden. I first started taking photos when I was about 14, five years ago. At that time I took pictures of pretty


much everything I came across, but now I mostly take portraits, which means I’m self-taught.

You are only nineteen. Is photography already your work? It depends on how you see it. I’m unemployed, and I’m studying gender at the moment, but sometimes I do some photo jobs like band photos or taking pictures at a club.


your pictures, every detail

seems studied to compose the portrait. What is the work flow before your shooting? To be honest, I don’t think so much before or while I’m photographing. It’s more like a feeling or a vision I


The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of giveand-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. H.C. BRESSON

have in my mind that comes up for a tiny little second and it’s up to me to capture this feeling or vision as soon as it shows up.

In your portfolio, we can see a

Which, and why, is your favorite picture? My favorite picture would probably have to be one of my oldest, I took it when I was about 16. It is my favorite because it was the first

lot of black and white photo-

time I ever thought that I was good

graphs. If you could think of just

enough as a photographer, but also

one reason you would choose it

it is a god damn fine photograph

over color, which one would it

and Elsa is one of my favorite



Only one reason, (thinks), diffi-

(See cover in pages 8-9).

their singles. But they’ll probably be up soon. I’m also going to shoot a band called Vanligt Folk in like 1-2 weeks, which is super fun since I think they’re great.

cult! There are different reasons every time, sometimes it’s because the colors are ugly and it is easier to edit a photo in B&W, or sometimes it is because I want a nostalgic feel to it.

Is there a current or future project you have in mind that you want to share with us? I actually have two band photo sessions I haven’t posted yet because the bands haven’t already released

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R udi Huisman

Today Rewind Magazine meets the dutch photographer Rudi Huisman, who, like a painter is a master of the art of light. His pictures, make us travel back in time in a old seventeenth-century salon where, on its walls, we can admire the magic of great artists. Today, four hundred years later, Rudi recreates these masterpieces through a camera, and he is extremely delicate in choosing the right tones and details.

Hello Rudi, tell us who’s behind the lens.

Do you ever find yourself lacking of inspiration? How

I am 43-years-old and I am photographing for about 5 years

do you overcome those situations?

now. I’m a sales manager in a Dutch company.

Sure. I think all creative people sometimes have to deal with problems like that. I read a lot of art books, or watch docu-

How was the idea of recreating the Golden Age masters born? In these past five years I’ve taught myself how to take a picture, the choice of color and the composition are very important in this kind of portraits. I am more inspired by the old master painters than photographers. I love how the light

mentaries on TV to keep motivated. The next serie I would like to make is in an analogue sixties styled Black and White, inspired by the English photographer David Bailey. Doing different things also help to keep inspired.

and the dark give the old paintings that typical depth. I find

What is the picture you like most of the serie?

inspiration in painters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Cara-

The photo I like the most is this one (on the left page). This

vaggio. I don’t use any clothes in the portraits. Most of the

is the first photo I sold to Excellent Art Holland Gallery

time, you see scarves, towels and so on.

and it is exposed next to the work of Erwin Olaf, a famous Dutch photographer.


is your approach to the critiques you receive?

Have you ever had a bad critique??

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I am very lucky. I have to tell you, I didn’t have any bad


critique about this serie so far. Most people like the pictures and encourage me to keep taking pictures like that. By the way, I don’t take pictures to show them to people. It just makes me happy to take them. Most of the time, the models I use in this portraits are my own daughters.

If you had the chance to tell something to the world through your pictures, what would it be? I don’t want to tell a story with my photographs. I hope peo-

Non scatto foto perchè piacciano alla gente, ma perché scattarle mi rende felice.

ple will create their own story and enjoy them, just by looking at the pictures.



Russkovskij Andrej

“ My name is Andrea and I was

born in Sondrio 26 years ago. In my life I chose to be a veterinarian, to live abroad, and not to stop that little voice inside my head that keeps telling me to explore my creative side..






Rewind Magazine had the chance of talking with Andrej Russkovkij, an analogue photographer, who tells us about his great admiration for the old style photography. Andrej, armed with a Lubitel 166+ goes exploring searching for wild places, where he shoots portraits, all on film.

Where do you get inspiration for your photographs? The people I care and their wonderful thousand sides, are my greater inspiration. The urban world is the perfect background to catch the details of their faces and those expressions that they don’t even know they do! I find it impossible to be indifferent to the fascinating world of street art, to an eccentric quarter, to a flea market or an abandoned place. So I thought: why don’t I let these two things come along?


Photography: Head or Heart? Head. I never liked improvised photographs and without awareness. Behind every picture I take, there are minutes of prompts to the subjects I’m photographing (they are very patient indeed). I study the conditions of light, and I carefully choose my settings, I move to get the right framing and to catch the background, so it can enrich my portrait. It might happen that, after all this, I still decide to don’t take the picture. Hard to catch spontaneity in analogue, mostly if you don’t want to waste rolls of film.


Why the analogue photography?

me. I couldn’t be more satisfied from the result.

Because, doubtless, it’s more stimulating and fun. I can’t deny that sometimes, I cursed myself for this choice, overall in winter, when you are inside and the lightning is inadequate, in places in which you know that you wouldn’t stumble upon again so easily (let’s say all my urban exploration sessions in Berlin). We have to be aware of the means we have in these cases.

Only a photograph left on you roll. What do you use it for? For Isabel. Everything started with a portrait of her, to show her how beautiful she looked to my eyes. This would be the easiest way to close the circle.

Do you have a picture that you prefer? Maybe this serie of portraits of Isabel, my girlfriend, during a sunset in the summer in an abandoned asylum in the woods near the city in which I was born. In that moment I was coming back from a devastating and overpowering working experience in the UK, that separated me from the photography world for about two months. I felt the need to do something that represented

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Selected images

All the images and contents published on Rewind Magazine are the sole property of the authors and are under copyright license. No images or text can be reproduced, modified, or distributed without the authorization of the author. 2014 Š Rewind Magazine

Pretty in Mad “...analogue photography fascinates me, the digital one doesn’t. This is the reason why I shoot in analogue when I want to, in digital when I need to...”

Complete interview: Website: Facebook:



Picture by ©Pretty in Mad 30

Laura Zalenga “...The photographs I like the most are the ones that move me - the ones that automatically create a whole story in my mind by only showing me one frame...� Complete interview: Flickr: Facebook:



Picture by © Laura Zalenga 32

Jessica Cardelucci “...The bamboo mixed with my colorful images perfectly showcases how I see the

world. I am a very happy person, It’s hard to find me without a smile on my face! My images with light tones and vibrant warm colors give me a joyful feeling as if I was back at that very place...” Complete interview: Website: Flickr: Facebook:



Picture by © Jessica Cardelucci 34

Whitney Justesen “... the key to a good image is not found in one thing. I think good lighting plays a huge role, of course, but angles and composition also have a lot to do with it as well. Expressions can make or break a photo, as well as posing and styling...� Complete interview: Website: Flickr: Facebook:



Picture by © Whitney Justesen 36

Felicia Simion “...When I take portraits, I try to see the very best in the people.

I wait until their expression says something real, and out of the ordinary. And when I reach that moment, it sure gives me a great happiness inside...� Complete interview: Flickr: Facebook:



Picture by © Felicia Simion 38

Ben Hall “...The best advice I can give is simply to connect with your subject and try to reveal its spirit in your images...�

Complete Interview: Website: Blog: Facebook:



Picture by © Ben Hall 40

Elisa Imperi “...I shoot mostly for myself, and I shoot most during times not

entirely positive for me. That picture, let me ‘throw out’ something I hide inside of me. But it is the heart, it is what I have around, sensations and emotions, it’s shaping a thought that it is in my mind. Without this I wouldn’t photograph...” Complete interview: Website: Flickr: Twitter:



Picture by © Elisa Imperi 42

Maria Scherlies “...Personally I really like soft and dreamy photos. I also like it minimal-

istic but also playful. I prefer moody atmospheres because it’s my way to transmit feelings...” Complete interview:: Website: Flickr: Deviantart: Facebook:



Picture by © Maria Scherlies 44

Susanna Taco “...To me, photography is a necessary physical need...� Complete Interview: Flickr: Facebook:



Picture by © Susanna Taco 46

Daria Svertilova “...You should love the person in front of your lens to make a good portrait and believe that he or she is the most perfect creature in the Universe, in spite of his/her probably unperfect features. And only if you are confident enough you will find needed energetic wave...� Complete Interview: Sito: Flickr:



Picture by © Daria Svertilova 48

Irina Mattioli “...Sometimes I start from some prompts, from vague themes

that help me give to a series of pictures a certain rhythm. Truth is, that often everything is just about graphic solutions, dominating colors, objects or dresses that inspire me, people I trust and that have a staff that is able to help me translating an idea into a picture.....� Complete interview:: Website: Facebook:



Picture by © Irina Mattioli 50

Luna Simoncini “...To me, shooting instinctively is right, and can be a good method to know ourselves in a better way, and to unload us from anxieties and fears. Photography is a therapy to me. But, you get to a point in which you have and need to know more...� Complete interview: Website: Blog: Facebook:



Picture by © Luna Simoncini 52

Chiara Cianniello “...I like to be inspired from literature and not only from figurative arts...� Complete Interview: Flickr: Vogue:



Foto di © Chiara Cianniello 54

From our readers

All the images and contents published on Rewind Magazine are the sole property of the authors and are under copyright license. Selected authors in alphabetic order:

Kate Alexand, Cristiana Aresu, Wilder Biral, Marianna Bottero, Giuseppe Cighetti, Driaan Claassen, Carolina Conte, Danilo Di GIovanni, cHr1st1an S images, Elisa Imperi, Lollo, Paolo Mannino, Lucia Mondini, Paolo Perco, Roberto Ragno, Cristina Sassaro, Simone Savo.


end us a picture

In this first edition of our magazine, our staff has selected the best pictures from our readers, sent in the months of February and March. It wasn’t easy, but at the end we chose 20 images that best represented the first steps our Flickr pool. Since the next edition of Rewind Magazine, only three of you will be published. How to get your own page? It’s very simple, you just need to join the contest that we launch in every edition. For the next two months, we thought to start from the photography basis. So, abandon every studio light that you have, because our corrent theme for the contest is: the natural light. It might be a portrait, a landscape, or something else. Focus on the natural element that can’t stay away from a picture: the light.

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