Gina Risso

Photographer

San Francisco, CA


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Q&A


Q: What song do you play on repeat?

A: "Sweet Thing" by The Waterboys.


Q: What's the best way to start the day?

A: A warm chai and the sun on my face.


Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?

A: Working on location more, traveling, and finally connecting with so many friends I haven't seen in a few years.


Q: What is the most impactful project you've worked on and why.

A: In 2020, early in the pandemic, I built a website for new organization to help those less fortunate during the pandemic in my community. I also raised some money to help launch the organization. Today it is thriving.


Q: Which art/photo exhibit that you've seen has impacted you the most?

A: Banksy.


Q: What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?

A: Why it's so hard for my kids to pick up their clothes off the floor.


Q: What are some things you had to unlearn?

A: That working all the time means you'll be more successful. I used to work morning to night, everyday. I now force myself to take breaks. Sometimes you need to walk away, take in the day, spend time with friends and family. Gain a new perspective. I am always more productive after I've taken a little time for myself. Some of my best ideas have come to me when I take a break.


Q: What fictional place would you most like to go?

A: Hands down, Hogwarts.


Q: What have you only recently formed an opinion about?

A: NFT's. So curious.


Q: What book impacted you the most?

A: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.


Q: What risks are worth taking?

A: Those that give you a new perspective and get you out of your comfort zone. That's where I learn and grow.


Q: What are the first 3 chapters of your autobiography titled?

A: Suburbia, Life On The Farm, Making My Escape.


Q: What do you spend the most time thinking about?

A: My next personal project.


Q: Best and worst advice you've ever received.

A: Best advice: Shoot what you love. Worst advice: You could totally pull off that newsboy hat.


Q: How has your work evolved over the past few years?

A: I'm shooting more tests and more personal projects.


Q: One thing you can't show up to a shoot without - Besides a camera ;)

A: Sense of humor.