ADELA LOCONTE INTERVIEW
Adela Loconte, is a Photographer and Senior Producer based in Williamsburg, NYC with an incredible energy who captures the world with images she likes to keep as raw as possible.
Her roots are Italian, but she was born and raised in Caracas-Venezuela- a music lover from very early on- a passion that is clear in her visual work. After spending a few years in the UK, she finished her photography studies at the University of the Arts London, then moved to Barcelona, where she lived and worked for almost four years including as a planner for the CMYK International Independent Magazine Culture Festival, before deciding to settle in New York City. Currently, she is a freelance photographer and her body of work includes music, portraiture, journalism, and nightlife.
Your greatest inspirations or influences?
Music & day-to-day experiences.
Most interesting response to your work so far?
Last year at M83's Webster Hall show I experienced a challenge with a very surprising outcome. The venue was packed so it was really hard to move anywhere, and the crowd was so excited they were actually really unfriendly with the us journalists. We were 9 photographers in total,( I was the only female shooting) and we all tried to help each other out during the performance including jumping on speakers, etc but I left dissapointed that I hadn't captured the right shots. Two weeks later their publicist contacted us and thanked us for the review and mentioned my photos were their favorites. Two weeks after that, he wrote me again saying the band and crew agreed that my shots were the best photos from their tour and asked to have my photos appear on their ABC news documental.
- http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/m83-on-new-album-hurry-up-were-dreaming15157108?tab=9482931§ion=1206836&playlist=153887204. Most interesting set or shoots?
Most interesting set or shoot?
So many!!! Every night is a different story and experience
Favorite websites, blogs, publications?
CMJ, Pitchfork, Bullet Magazine, and many of my friends and colleagues blogs!
Other creative stuff your doing Adela?
I’m also a Senior Producer, currently working at PBS Channel Thirteen/V-Media Inc as a Programming Information Manager in New York, and have directed Sheik ‘n’ Beik events for almost 3 years with my partner Julio Santo Domingo. I produced Metal Magazine Fashion Week party in 2010 and also worked at the Sónar Music Festival when I lived in Barcelona.
Best part about living/working in Brooklyn?
The music scene, having some of my dearest close to me and obviously the walking distance to the places I like! That’s priceless!
Anything else you’d like to share?
Love & Music obviously most happier sharing!!!