Insta Fav #98: Paula Amenta


Our Insta Fav of the week is Paula Amenta, a musician from Argentina who enjoys capturing her travels, hidden spaces and the details she notices in her everyday life. We especially like how she succeeds in picturing the more silent and restful days spent in the otherwise very turbulent area she lives in. You can get to know her and her approach towards mobile photography better in the Q&A below. Enjoy.

Follow: @mentaylunares

Where are you from? How does that place influence the way you photograph?
I was born and raised in the city where I live, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires province, Argentina.
This is one of the most important tourist city of my country and in the summer arrive many tourists to visit its beaches. But I like it when it’s quiet, desolate between the winter cold and the wind from the sea. Then I take the opportunity to discover aspects of it that only found the citizens who live there all year.
Search that solitude think has influenced me a lot, and has led me to portray silent spaces with few people or some detail found.

What are your favorite environments to shoot in?
I love to portray nature, fog, sea. I’m a professional musician and really enjoy capturing moments of study, music scores and rehearsals.

What are the strengths of shooting primarily mobile? How does this affect your imagery?
Most important to work with the phone its that it’s an object that you carry everywhere and if you pay attention, there are always opportunities to find a beautiful photography. This habit usually reflects your day to day, personal routine and lets you create a closer relationship with followers. It is also very practical and allows you to work in the editing when you have little free time, no matter where you are, even in the taxi!

Who and what are the things that inspire you?
The spontaneous beauty of cities inspired me, find beautiful corners by surprise. Also the music I listen is very inspiring, I have a sort of soundtrack behind each of my photographs. Also I’m inspired by others instagrammers that I follow and admire.

Favorite instagrammers?
I have many favorites instagrammers and its a difficult decision to name just a few. These are the ones I like the most for their creativity: @sjkko, @belilabelle, @domingoxlatarde and for the climates captured: @catherinesomething , @nicolearcuschin, @vivaladiva_ and @annaremarchuk.

Which Apps do you use to edit your pictures?
For edit my pictures I use VSCO Cam and sometimes, if I think is necessary also use Snapseed.

Tell us a little about your everyday.
I live with my boyfriend who is also a musician, so at home there is always background songs. We have a black kitten that always accompanies me when I read, and sleep at our feet. I love biking and is my transport to the theater where I work with the local Symphonic Band. With our friends we love to get together for dinner and talk. We go to the cinema and recitals very often. My work as a musician makes me travel a lot and like to use it to find new places and photograph. Currently I spend much of my time in the creation of my blog which will be able soon.

If you’d like to become a future Insta Fav, follow @ignant or post your profile in the comments below. We’ll look into it.

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