Veronica Bolacchi, a.k.a. Viunca, was born in 1983 in Sardinia, and moved to Berlin 8 years ago.
She approached photography during her childhood, thanks to her father, who had old analogue cameras, that she still owns to this day.
She graduated in Italy in Cinema and Photography, and took several digital photography courses.
As time went by, her love for analogue work grew more and more, completely replacing digital photography.
Passionate about black and white pictures, that she prints and develops by herself, she also enjoys working with color films, creating light effects that range from bright, to very delicate ones.
Her work mainly focuses on the relationship between human beings and nature, gathering inspiration on her journeys around the world.
Her latest analogue project, “People into Nature”, faces the theme of nature and its greatness compared to mankind, sometimes using a triple exposure so as to explain that one shot will never be enough to capture the magnitude of the whole wide world.
Tell us a little about your work an the projects you undertake?
My work is always about who I am: my darker side , the urge to get away, romance and my connection with music. You can always say that my every topic opens a long tuplet bracket of my life at moment in time.
But the strong connection I have with nature, plants and with animals will come out in most of my work.
What inspires you?
Traveling. Getting away from everyday life always gives me different ways of seeing things through my camera lens.
Growing up in the country-side has left me with a powerful bond, hence the great love for new landscapes and the realization of how nature belittles mankind.
What is it that got you into photography?
As a very young girl I was lucky enough to have (and still do) an instant camera that gave me the opportunity to practice loads of shots.
I then went on to study Cinema. This took me back to those past years and finally my love for photography found it’s way back into my heart.
Is there a particular place in the world you would love to photograph, and if so why?
I have travelled quite a lot through the years and it has made me who I am.
The more I travel, the more it makes sense to me that there is no other place I would rather be than where I am in that precise moment.
Every single place on Earth is a special place. It’s plain in my mind that I need to see unseen places where I can of course take photos of.
So, no, not only one particular place in the world but the chance to discover new locations is always worth looking forward to.
Do you have any projects lined up in the future as a photographer you would like to share with us?
Yes, I do have two projects in mind.
One of them is a winter in Berlin project , where I live . A combination between street photography, portraits and nature.
My second project is very important to me and jinx it so far now I would like to keep it to myself.
What type of cameras do you shoot with?
I usually work in analog and it does depend on what I’m about to do and what my feelings are at that moment in time.
I simply adore my dear old Alfa and enjoy developing black and white pictures in my darkroom.
My point and shoot Minolta gives me great pleasure lighting up the nocturnal colors.
Portraits, double, triple and quadruple exposures are guaranteed with my faithful Canon.
Last but not least of course my Olympus pen and it’s wonderful “half frames” is one of my favorites.
Where can we find you online?
At the moment you can find me on Instagram @Viunca_