EP 04- Sara Lando: "Honesty in Anonymity”

EP 04- Sara Lando: "Honesty in Anonymity”

Sara Lando is a photographer, mixed media artist, and educator based in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. I met her last February, while teaching at Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai. We had several great conversations about art and life and I also sat in on one of her talks about the online course that she runs: The Support Group For Lazy Photographers. Her ability to see through an artist and their work and call out what they’re too afraid to say (all while not killing their spirit) is unrivaled. In our conversation we discussed the following:

  • why she is hesitant to merge her fine art work with her commercial clientele  

  • why she is fine with people “stealing” her images

  • why she prefers to live in a small town and commute to clients

  • how she learns from hiring other photographers to take her portrait 

  • how photography helped her deal with her anxiety attacks

  • how learning new skills keeps her more honest 

  • her online course, The Support Group for Lazy Photographers

  • why sucking at art (or anything) is important for growth

  • how social media is impacting how photographers create their images

  • how she doesn’t need to be a master of technique— just good enough for her clients

  • how she increases the quality of her work through quantity

  • the creepy things that male photographers say to their female subjects

  • how to figure out which gigs to say “no” to

Photographers Mentioned:

David Hobby- http://strobist.blogspot.com/

Gregory Heisler- https://gregoryheisler.com/

George Lange- https://www.langestudio.com/

Masahisa Fukase- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masahisa_Fukase

All music by Podington Bear

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