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Emi Ota
Emi Ota

Nationality: Japan
Course: Internship
Program: Internship
Period: Sept 1,2016- Sept 30,2017


I am an intern photographer and assistant at Accademia Riaci.
I quit my job as a photographer in Japan and came here with my husband who wanted to work at a restaurant in Italy. I took a Gelato Internship Course at Accademia Riaci meanwhile.
After my new challenge, however, I began to think that there was more possibility in the photography field in Italy so I decided to go back to my area of expertise and restart.
I love coffee, so I enjoy visiting coffee bars in and around town.
I hope I can let you know useful and helpful Italian daily-life and school information in my reports.

Nov. 24, 2016 | Posted in Reports, Internship , | Tags:, Reporter: Emi Ota | Course: Internship

Internship 5-Internship Course 2016


Centro bricolage del legno SEGHERIA FIORENTINA
たくさんの種類の木材、工具などが売られています。イタリア人は本当に物を大切にするので、古くなったり壊れたら、捨てるのではなく直して使っているようです。私がお店に行った時、「この台が壊れたんだけど同じような木はない?どうやって直したらいい?」と相談しているお客さんがいました。 イタリアならではなのが、額縁の材料がたくさん売られていることです。

Today, I’d like to introduce some of the stationary and art supply stores I recently visited in Florence. I went to buy some knick-knacks to use for my photo-shootings. You can always buy things for your craft or DIY works at these shops.

Centro bricolage del legno SEGHERIA FIORENTINA
You can find various kinds of wood and tools here. Italian people use things for a long period of time by fixing them instead of throwing away. When I was in a shop, a customer was asking the sales person “This table is broken so I need a same type of wood. How should I fix it?” And just like many other Italian art supply store, many picture frame pieces are sold here. Their designs are so European.

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Centro bricolage del legno SEGHERIA FIORENTINA
13/R, Vl. Gramsci,50121 – Firenze (FI)

Che gusto

Che gusto
Various inexpensive interior goods are sold here. It’s suggested for those who want a light decoration of a room or want a set of cooking tools at low prices.

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Che gusto
Borgo la Croce, 35/red, 50121 Firenze

Cartoleria Lory

Cartoleria Lory
One of the bigger stationary stores in Florence. They sell mostly drawing supplies.
Various papers they sell can be used as the background paper for artwork shooting session.
If you are good at drawing yourself, why don’t you put your drawing in a picture frame and display it in a room.

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Cartoleria Lory
Piazza Frescobaldi, 8R, 50125 Firenze

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I bought some artificial flowers and wood pieces at a 99 cents shop for shooting.
I am still thinking about how to use these knick-knacks in my photo shooting.



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