FACE TIME

Grazia|May 2020

FACE TIME
Are virtual shoots our new reality? Photographer Alessio Albi weighs in
PASHAM ALWANI

Separated by the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve all never been more physically apart. But this hasn’t put a stop to creative processes. On March 18th, photographer Alessio Albi, who was quarantined at home in Italy, shot actress Alice Pagani, virtually. Although they were separated by 200 kms, it didn’t hinder Albi from creating stunning visuals that were then posted to his Instagram page, accompanied by the caption: “Social distancing doesn’t mean stopping creating. We are lucky to live in an era that offers all the resources needed. Stay in. We’re in this together.” Soon, the photographer began to trade in his exotic outdoor locations and fancy gear for simpler tech to shoot models around the world and across different time zones. We caught up with him, mid shoot, to get the lowdown on how this works.

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