How would you define your own artistic style?
Being a mix of all the things I love, I would call it Neo Classic Photography. Even though Neo Romantic sounds also nice. Once a very ludic and funny friend of mine told me, that I’m into porn nouveau, after watching a series of erotic nudes. I couldn’t agree with her more.
At Container Love we asked the guests what they see in your pictures and what your intention could be about, or whatever occurs to them. Let me tell you that your pictures were among the darlings. I remember some spoken keywords like strength and vulnerability and sadness and peace… So I think it is quite fair to ask the following question: What is the story behind these pictures?
As I said before I speak about my life in a very deep, romantic and extreme way. I collected sad and overwhelming experiences that brought me to express myself in this way. If you are very attentive and sensitive person you can get my story just watching my pictures.
After you create your ideas in your special photographic way, you edit them, sometimes very strong. Where do you see yourself personally: more as a photographer or more as an artist (if there is a difference)?
I think everybody could be an artist, photographer or not. Once somebody told doing things with your hands only, then you are a worker. If you do things using your hands and brain then you are an artisan. And if you do things with your hands, brain and heart then you are an artist. I’m not a photographer only using a camera to express myself. I know nothing about photography and I’m not interested in. I always wanted to be a painter but I’m not patient enough. ☺️
Nudity and pictures of sexuality is often a double-edged sword. Have you ever experienced that your audience completely misunderstood your intentions? And what did that do to your way of taking pictures?
Of course I’ve been misunderstood. I started to take pictures in Italy when i was 20, using naked people as models. At that time most of the people thought that I create that kind of pictures just because I wanted to see naked people – still now. They never really get my intention or my vision behind my work. But it’s never been a problem because I love to shock provoke – especially close minded people. For me their embarrassment is extremely entertaining. Sexuality and nudity are the most natural aspects of being human. It’s so plain and simple that I really get amused seeing people who have problems with that.
What is your dream or goal in relation to your artistic work? Do you have a vision of you, being old and gray and wise…?
I am already old, gray and wise, even if I look like a 28 years old guy. I have no expectations for the future and no big desires anymore. Now I just want to keep on working on a photographic book – it’s about astrology. I’m working hard and put in all that beauty, magic and “darkness” that i still have. To show exactly who I am, it’s gonna be an intense masterpiece.
The only floating thing in my life is my art and my ability to express myself, as I said in the beginning. Something that never left me and always been the cure for all of these absurdities of life.
Thank you for the interview, Andrea. Lots of Love.