Augusta Sagnelli was born and raised in Stamford Connecticut. She studied photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara California and graduated at 20 years old. She has been working in New York City, shooting, assisting, and exploring the endless opportunities that the city has to offer.
For Augusta, all photography is some form of art. “ As an artist, creator, and young business woman, it is difficult to always feel artistically satisfied with your photography. I wish to create more personal work in the future that I can proudly call art”. Augusta said.
Her father gave her his Nikon F2A 35mm film camera when she was thirteen years. At fifteen she understood that photography was part of her daily life, and decided to pursue a career in it.
Her main purpose as a photographer is to create beautiful images that explore the use of shape, color, and the human form. She loves faces and stories, and for her, each face has one story. “The world of fashion intrigues me and what happens when fashion, faces, and photography come together is magical to me”. Augusta said.
An every day habit besides photography? chocolate. There’s not a day that goes by without Augusta enjoying a piece of chocolate. She admires photographers Tim Walker is undeniably one of my favorite living photographers, his creativity and use of photography as an art is a huge inspiration to me. I also love the work of Helmut Newton and Paolo Roversi.
Her golden item is a little black swiss army knife her dad gave her for Christmas,” it has come to the rescue several times”. She says.
She feels inspired by designers Valentino, Elie Saab, and Alexander Moqueen. “They are all magical to me, I cannot wait to reach a place where my photography collides with their designs”. Augusta says.
Recently she has been working on a portrait section for her website, which she will continue to expand on with her road trip through The South: Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
Day or night: Night
Black and white or color: Color
Cold or hot: Hot
Book: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Movie: Almost Famous
Character: Miranda Preistly in Devil Wears Prada
Photographer: Tim Walker
Store: Any vintage furniture shop