q: Introduce yourself:
a: I am Alinne Rezende, brazilian photographer, besides lately I’ve been in Europe mainly in Paris, where I joined an photojournalism course for one year (2011-2012), I’ve got my first camera, that used to belong to my dad, a Zenith, when I was fifteen. In the beginning it was something that I did just for fun. In 2002, officially, my hobby became my profession, I started as an assistant and in 2007 I joined a brazilian news agency – Futura, after a year I was working at Gazeta Press, and then Lance a sport newspaper. Until nowadays, photography is mainly what is my life all about.
q: What does photography mean to you?
a: In the beginning, it was all about my memories, but while I was discovering the photograph’s world, I realized how involved I was, and I found it, not only as a way to talk about my memories and my story, but all the stories around me, to communicate, to inform, to understand life and why things are as they are right now.
q: You’ve shot everything from sports, political to cultural events. How did you get into photojournalism and any advice for people who want to get into photojournalism?
a: What fascinates me in photography I could find in the photojournalism’s universe, and this is the main reason I get into to it. As a photojournalist I’ve been shooting many different aspect from it (sports, political, cultural) and you should be ready to walking through it and try to keep the consist work, is a challenge. If I should give any advice for someone, to be a photographer is already tough, to be a photojournalist is not different, it needs a lot of work, but the motivation is the soul, if you love it than it is worth it, well at least for me it is.
q: Photographic equipement?
a: I use Canon.
q: Upcoming projects or ideas?
a: As a photographer, you always got some idea in mind, right now, I’m in Brazil for a season and I wanna try to do something about it, right now, there is so many things going on around here.
q: Any music to recommend?
a: Lately, I am listening Guts a lot.