Rosangela Borgese: Interior Photographer

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Having been on a fair few photoshoots myself, I’m always intrigued by what really inspires the photographers themselves. Are they just doing a job, or are they as passionate about interiors as I am? What made them choose interiors, over say, cars (I’ve been on a fair few of those photoshoots too in a previous life), and what kind of interior do they relax in after packing up their equipment for the day?

Rosangela Borgese was kind enough to send me some images from a recent interiors shoot last week, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to ask her some of those questions I’ve been meaning to ask.

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1. What do you love most about photographing interiors?

“I love interiors and design in general, and I feel privileged to have access to some very fine high end projects with the aim of expressing the feeling of the places through my photography”.

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2. What’s your personal favourite style of interior?

“My favourite style is midcentury scandinavian style mixed with some modern minimal pieces and pastel colours”.

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3. Who are your main clients, and is your approach different for an architect say, to an interior designer?

“My main clients vary from architects to interior designers, from branding companies to surface designers to name a few. Of course the approach and what I offers is completely bespoke to what their needs are”.

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4. You have a knack of making your interior shots look ‘lived in’ How do you achieve this?

“It’s all about propping and styling the shoot, if it needs to look ‘lived in’ perhaps I add, some slippers or a blanket maybe left on the sofa ..some trace of a previous presence”.

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5. What’s the most unusual interior you have ever photographed?

“The most unusual interior was the Saudi Arabia Royal Family property in London full on of gold and red velvet element”.

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6. What’s the style of your own home and have you ever photographed it?

“My own home is a mix of midcentury modern with some element of contemporary style, we have recently moved and it is still a work in progress project, I think I am a bit of a perfectionist, so it won’t be photographed until is finished”.

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7. Do you hang your own photographs at home?

“I tend to make photographic work that suits with the room, so yes, I have some of my own photographs and some technical drawings of various buildings produced by my partner who is an architect”.

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8. Of all the interiors you have ever photographed is there one that gave you serious ‘house envy’?

“Yes!!! I have flown to LA to photograph a celebrity house which had a swimming pool, games rooms, bowling alley, spa, club, you name it..and it was all there! The only thing I took advantage of was the first class flight to LAโ€ฆnow I know how the other half of the world travels around!!!”

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Interior design byย Lisa Thornton-Allan.

The apartment photographed here beautifully is a new penthouse in Shoreditch. You can read more about it on Rosangela’s own blog here.

February 19, 2016

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34 Comments

  1. Reply

    Rosangela

    February 29, 2016

    Love all your comments and thanks to Carole again for sharing my work, experience and approach to interior photography. Should I be able to help you with anything, please do not hesitate to get in touch. ;0)

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    Molly

    February 28, 2016

    Rosangela makes it seem (and look) both easy and glamorous, but I bet it is a lot of hard work too, being an interiors photographer. But lucky too to see inside so many fabulous properties – that Shoreditch penthouse is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing Carole.

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      deardesigner

      February 29, 2016

      Glad you like it Molly ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stacey Sheppard

    February 26, 2016

    What a beautiful home, love all the copper they’ve included. So nice to hear from the photographer for once and get their perspective. Really interesting read Carole.

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      deardesigner

      February 27, 2016

      Thanks Stacey ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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    Jen Stanbrook (@lovechicliving)

    February 23, 2016

    Gorgeous images, and I’d love to have seen that Saudi Arabia family property. Wow.

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      Yeah. Me too Jen x

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      Rosangela

      February 29, 2016

      Hi Jen, glad you like them, I can show you the Saudi Arabia images over one to one meetings ;0)).

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    Hannah

    February 23, 2016

    oh to have a penthouse apartment… that one looks lovely!

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      Still can’t get over the views Hannah ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tiffany Grant-Riley

    February 23, 2016

    Oh for a deep copper bath…

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      Ditto Tiff ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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    Cate

    February 23, 2016

    Wow that apartment is pretty snazzy, that view! Beautiful photos x

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      Glad you like the post Cate x

  8. Reply

    becky

    February 23, 2016

    So interesting and I want everything in every image!

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      Me too Becky but it might be out of my price range ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Aubrey

    February 22, 2016

    Great interview. So after all they are passionate. Not only working there. Great photos.

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      I suspected that all along Aubrey ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stephanie

    February 22, 2016

    Wow what a job! I can see why they were jealous of the house in LA! Fantastic photos, I like the tips on how to get good photos by adding a lived in look. Very easy to make things look ‘perfect’ but there not perfect without a bit of home in there too.

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      That’s absolutely true Stephanie ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    February 22, 2016

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! And such an inspiration to improve my photography (and the interior of my home).

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      My feelings exactly Rachel. I must improve. I must. I must. x

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    Kate Watson-Smyth

    February 22, 2016

    Amazing set of pictures aren’t they. I want a copper bath now….

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      Yeah me too Kate. Might take an hour or two to fill it though ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Rachel

    February 22, 2016

    Fab post! I love those hammered copper pendant lights and – oh, my – the copper bath! The notion of leaving a trace of past presence is so important in interior styling.

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      Absolutely agree Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katy

    February 22, 2016

    How fascinating – loved getting this insight! The images are gorgeous and such amazing projects to photograph x

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      Thanks Katy x

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    Karen - Making Spaces

    February 22, 2016

    Interesting to hear a photographer’s point of view on interiors. Some really nice images here really capturing the design of each space.

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      Thanks Karen x

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    Maxine Brady

    February 22, 2016

    All the sculpture in this apartment is pretty funky! Love the copper lamp shades too

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      deardesigner

      February 25, 2016

      Yes! Those copper lampshades are definitely an idea to steal Maxine ๐Ÿ™‚

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    jandi

    February 22, 2016

    gorgeous images!

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      deardesigner

      February 22, 2016

      Aren’t they just Jandi ๐Ÿ™‚

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