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Sara De Luigi
Italy-based Sara de Luigi describes herself as a tireless dreamer, traveler, writer, photographer, and storyteller. We are so proud to showcase her talents here on Steller. Read on and learn more about Steller Ambassador @saradeluigi!
How would you describe your photography style?
I love to think about photography and writing as a unique, beautiful way to keep pretty moments safe, and my photography style is linked to this fact: it tries, somehow, to save beauty. In general, I need super wide backgrounds, details that can share the atmosphere of the moment (such as lights and shadows), and a pinch of nature, which makes everything more quiet.
Your Steller stories immerse the reader in experiences. What are your key ingredients to telling a good story?
To try to turn feelings into words, this is something of a mantra for me. Stories I love the most are the ones that can communicate feelings: be inspired by them, add as many details as you can, dwell on ordinary things making them extraordinary, and try to describe situations in which everyone would love to be.
You've been all over the world. Tell us about one place that changed you and how?
Summer 2015: I was traveling alone through Michigan and Illinois, in the US, to find answers. I remember endless details from those days, I could even tell you what I used to think about while I was falling asleep or exactly what I used to eat in the morning. Since that trip, I actually haven’t travelled alone. I met many important friends, who gave me answers through their stories.
Tell us one place you've been to that you would not rush back to again and why?
A place where I would never go back? Difficult one. When I travel to a new place I always try to “mess something up,” a museum or a nice café, for the next time. So I would go back almost everywhere in the world. :)
What's a guilty pleasure you have?
3 guilty pleasures: stare outside windows with a cup of tea in hands for hours, find a greenhouse in every place I travel to (I’ve got a thing with them), and last, have super long breakfasts or lunches talking with families and friends (true Italian story:)
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