Chickens by Emanuela Colombo

Since turning to photography, Emanuela Colombo has worked with several NGO’s to produce reports and stories about their activities in Italy and abroad. Her work has been published in both Italian and National magazines. Emanuela now has her own studio where she shoots portraits of both animals and people.

Hi Emanuela. Tell us about the experience of working with live chickens. Did it make the photographic process slower than you would have liked?

Me and my neighbour went all around Italy to visit the best Italian chicken breeders and take portraits of their animals using flashes and a white backdrop. It was a good period, funny and full of satisfactions. The breeders loved us and they are so good in relating with their animals that it was not so difficult make the portraits, sometimes we just needed a little bit of patience.

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