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INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS ARE STUDIED ON THE INDIVIDUAL PERSON, TARGETED TO IDENTIFY THE CREATIVE AND PHOTOGRAPHIC POTENTIAL OF EVERYONE. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU ARE AT YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCES OR IF YOU PRACTICE ALREADY. WHAT I CAN DO IS TO HELP YOU TO FOCUS, TO TAKE DISTANCES FROM YOUR IMAGES, RESOLVE A CREATIVE BLOCK, REDUCE A SEQUENCE TO THE ESSENTIAL, UNDERSTAND WHERE TO PROPOSE YOUR WORK. MY METHOD IS TO TUNE INTO YOU, TO GIVE A VOICE TO YOUR VISION BY HELPING YOU TO SEE WHAT YOU STILL DON'T SEE. IN INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS I CONNECT DIFFERENT METHODS AND STRATEGIES, REVEALING SOME SECRETS OF THE WORLD OF ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY.
THEY SAY ABOUT ME
"The thing I like about Silvia is her open-mindedness. She manages to find something in my works that I had not noticed. It is important for me to understand if I am in the right direction or if what I am doing is understandable. The sessions for I'm important not so much for confirmation but on the contrary to ask me questions and promptly those questions Silvia asks them and in the question there is often the right answer, it's a kind of compass that I use to not get lost. "
"Competence, sensitivity and lucidity are the characteristics that made me appreciate the work done together with Silvia. Silvia's mentoring is recommended to those who are not afraid to get involved and want to take their work to a higher level."
Marzia Bondoli Nielsen
"After participating in his workshops I asked Silvia for availability for some private session with the aim of creating my first photographic work. The suggestions were clear and immediate but above all valuable, so much so that I could end it all with an exhibition personal. A more than satisfactory result for a photo amateur like me. And thanks to Silvia's professionalism. "
The mentoring experience with Silvia has been absolutely positive. In fact, it helped me to focus attention on aspects that I had often overlooked, such as working on details, pushing me to search for my own style, which I think is emerging. Today I take and select the photographs with greater awareness and with a little more passion. The support touched not only the stylistic and / or artistic aspects of my work, but also the practical ones such as the choice of the format of my first book. Mentoring took place remotely and this was never a problem. I will never stop thanking Silvia, who is a constant presence, capable of promoting my growth, without any imposition or abuse.
(winner of Anatomie 2018)
I met Silvia by participating in one of her workshops. Hearing her speak, I immediately thought that she was the right person to work with to develop my work, my ideas. So it was. Silvia has an extraordinary ability: she knows how to listen to your inner voice. This allows it to look inside you, bring out your vision and, even more difficult, put it on the ground. In short, give it body. All this accompanied by a rigorous work approach. I continue to lean on his advice every time I undertake a new project and every time I feel the need to review one. For me, by now, its feedback is fundamental.
Silvia has been my mentor for about two years. Working with a professional who knows the artist's job and who has the ability to accompany you in your creative process, has allowed me to make an important step in my artistic research. Silvia taught me what it means to make a photographic project starting from the idea to the final product. Understanding the need for design work and the search for one's own language are aspects that thanks to Silvia I was able to deepen and make my own. During the mentoring courses I also received valuable suggestions for how to move in the world of photography. Without Silvia I would never have been able to fulfill my dream of becoming an artist and photographer
"Amo di Silvia il suo approccio costruttivo e accogliente. Silvia si prende cura del tuo lavoro come se fosse suo. Non impone il suo sguardo e il suo stile fotografico ma ti aiuta a mettere a fuoco il tuo modo di vedere e di fotografare e a dargli una forma, aprendoti a forme artistiche molto diverse e mostrandoti il valore di una conoscenza che non è solo fotografica, anzi, che si nutre di un sapere più vasto. Da Silvia ho imparato un metodo di lavoro, il valore di portare a compimento un lavoro fotografico dandogli concretezza, l'importanza della coerenza e della sostenibilità concettuale, oltre che estetica, di ogni sua singola e piccola parte.
Mi rivolgo a Silvia ogni volta che ho bisogno di uno sguardo esterno su un lavoro in progress - in qualunque momento del percorso, dall'editing all'installazione - ed anche per un confronto su un'idea di lavoro che nasce.
Chiara Del Sordo
"Photography Maieutica the experience with Silvia Bigi, whether online or in presence".
I asked Silvia to accompany me on a path of research of me using photography, it was truly a wonderful adventure, a lot of work and a lot of satisfaction. One of the qualities that I liked most about Silvia is that she always showed me the possibilities I had in front of each choice, in such a way as to leave me free to decide the most suitable path. Initially I didn't know what the project would have been once it was finished and where it would take me, I can only thank you from my heart for every advice, every word, every comparison we had.
I was lucky enough to meet Silvia years ago and to attend several of her photographic laboratories both physically and online, for pure personal pleasure (I am a mosaicist). I immediately understood that the working method that Silvia uses in her photographic laboratories could be applied to any project and I started using it for my mosaic exhibitions: the notebook, the research, the deepening etc. Every two years in Ravenna, my city, there is an important International Mosaic Biennial and I take advantage of it to organize a slightly more important exhibition. I had already tried in 2017 to shyly apply the "Bigi Method" (the wording is mine!) But for the last edition I had worked very hard and I really had something important to say, so I asked Silvia if she wanted to take care of me and the my project as it included mosaic and photography.
She was enthusiastic about it and so we started a private online mentoring process in which she helped me understand my photographic method and how to combine it with the mosaic works, which in this specific case were jewels. It helped me not to be redundant (I tend to have an excess of creative ideas) and stimulated me to work rationally and on time. The added value was that Silvia also accepted to curate my "Inconvenient" exhibition and to support me while I left all my fears and decided to expose her to an election booth and to any criticisms! The exhibition was a success and I recommend the mentoring experience to anyone who wants to deepen their artistic or creative path, be it photographic or not, given that Silvia has a rare sensitivity and culture.
I hope it will also help me in the future, because then the bar rises !!! Thank you dear Silvia
When you have an idea, you have to trust it. You need someone to help your heart let go. Seek deep inside the most alive roots of your unconscious and then re-emerge. A sense. A direction. Empathy. Emotion. Sharing. Comparison. Comfort. Silvia is the place where you can really learn the profession of yourself. With sensitivity and preparation. Tailoring passion, cre-activity.