As part our Grazie series we’re taking a closer look at the most exciting artists, designers, chefs and creatives inspired by Italian style. Based in beautiful Sicily, Davide Molica is an incredibly talented photographer who beautifully documents the stunning landscape and unique charm of life on the island he calls home, as well as his travels to some of Italy’s most attractive locations. We spoke to Davide about exploring new places, the power of Italian style and his favourite photographers.
Hi Davide. Can you tell us about yourself and what you do?
Hello! I'm 30 years old and I live in Palermo, a city of my beautiful Sicily. I have a great passion for photography, a passion that has also led me to work with photography and communication for a living.
When did you get introduced to photography and what drove you to continue?
My passion for photography began about four years ago. The thing that has brought me a lot to photography was the social world, for example sites like Instagram.
What are the main inspirations behind your work?
The thing that inspires me during my photographic work is the continuous discovery of new places. Wherever I am I try to capture the true essence of that place. I also try to always find the perfect light to capture because I love the light in photographs; in my shots the light should never be lacking.
You take stunning photos of life in Italy – what do you think makes Italy so special and so beautiful?
I think my country has a unique style to the world, which it has had throughout its history. In my shots I try to represent precisely Italy’s great charm.
Tell us about some of your favourite places in Italy.
Between the various cities I have visited in Italy I believe that Rome is my favourite. In Rome I can find the beauty of a city full of history and the power of the capital. I also really enjoy Milan, the city that I consider to be the metropolis of Italy.
Who are your favourite artists, designers and photographers?
One of my favourite photographers is Robert Capa, I consider him one of the photographers who defined the history of photography. Through the world of social media I was able to discover an amazing photographer of our time, Simone Bramante. I respect hi work very much, especially the way he documents his travels through photography.
What do you think sets Italian style apart from the rest of the world?
I think that Italian style is unique in the world. Italy is a versatile country because it offers many different landscapes such as the sea, the mountains, the big cities and metropolises, and let's not forget the beautiful villages full of history and tradition.