I am excited to introduce you to Ann Trinca. Ann’s work is bright and colorful, and she is an amazing street photographer. I was drawn in by her visual storytelling abilities.
What are you shooting with?
Canon EOS 77D and iPhone 8
How did you get started with photography?
I joined the Photography Club in high school which was organized by our Biology teacher. My first photo was a portrait of him next to our classroom skeleton. I still remember the sensations of the darkroom, but now I am happy to work in Lightroom instead.
What is your favorite thing to take pictures of?
Market scenes and temples in foreign countries. They are the gathering spaces of everyday life where you can get a true sense of the culture.
What has been your favorite trip that you have taken and why?
I am currently obsessed with Merida in the Yucatan. My partner and I visited last year and fell in love with its mix of historical sites, cultural offerings, amazing food and architecture. Immediately I felt like this was home to my creative soul.
What is the most photogenic place you have ever visited?
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. I went during various times of the day to watch the light change on the facade of the golden stupa and the variety of people that worked, prayed and visited there. Every shot was gorgeous.
Do you have any projects photography related or other?
In addition to being a photographer, I am a curator and an artist manager. I am working on a group exhibition called The Great Wave with coastal artists who question the dichotomy of humans vs. nature.
If money were no object, where would you travel to and why?
Marrakech has always been at the top of my list because I love textiles and patterns and Moroccan music and food. I’d want to stay in a beautiful riad and soak in a tub of flower petals!
What is your travel itinerary for the year?
This summer we’ll be driving through the U.S. from San Francisco to Savannah, GA. And in the fall, returning to Tokyo to visit friends and possibly Mt. Fuji.
Do you have any photography or travel tips?
Seek out a local resident (through online or personal connections) who can show you the real everyday experiences of a city. Now with Instagram, you can easily find someone who already knows the best photo locations or might even show you around when you get there.
When you are not traveling or taking pics, what can we find you doing?
Looking at art. I go to 2 or 3 art shows a week to stay informed and discover new artists. Also eating ramen. My partner and I are on a mission to try every noodle in San Francisco.
Tell me something random about you.
I’m named after the Italian opera singer Anna Maria Alberghetti who starred in films with Dean Martin and Bing Crosby. Unfortunately I can’t sing at all.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Be an opera singer!