The “frivolity” was OK by me.
On Facebook its full of photos, comments and “like”.
There was really a lot of people.
We really enjoyed ourselves.
But this is not unusual.
We spoke, we told, I photographed blindfolded, some asked some questions, maybe predictable, but these are the questions, and the anxiety of our times.
I really like Chico because he is capable of “moving” people.
Benassi is a giant. Toni is a brother.
Here below I’m posting one of the contributions which appeared in light of the facts.
I liked it.
It is only a point of view but I found it interesting.
Its by Sara Lando and its from her blog
Frivolity is the art of understanding who you are
“Yesterday I was in Savignano sul Rubicone together with Barbara because there was this kind of thing that we didn’t understand very well what it was, but in the same space-time there was Settimio Benedusi, Toni Thorimbert, Chico de Luigi and Jacopo Benassi and they weren’t trying to sell or present anything, which is something out of the common.
When somebody that much bigger than me (and I’m not talking about age) lends himself to be so kind and let me ask a few questions, I move my ass and attend the event.
Some things they said where enlightening.
Others where provocative, and listening to them I realised that if I heard them only 3 years ago I would have probably got pissed off instead, now, I wasn’t only listening but I understood.
They are four extremely different photographers in terms of personalities, subjects, experiences. But to see them together it made me think of finding myself in front of some kind of variation on the theme and for the rest of the afternoon I tried to understand what was the common ground that made them somewhat similar.
Driving back home, I think I’ve understood.
The true difference between a professional photographer and an amateur photographer is not really the fact of being payed for it, of having a certain kind of equipment, having a portfolio of clients that pay for it.
Who is on top is the people that have stopped making excuses, that have taken responsibility for who they are artistically and humanly and that is willing to pay for the consequences, because he has its own path which is different from others and that it doesn’t need to be understood by looking only one part, from outside.
That has understood that nobody cares what you haven’t been able to do.
At the end of the day what really counts is what you have accomplished.
Not what you thought of doing, what you would have done, what you said you would do but then “the dog ate my homework”.
I think that at different stages of their stories they pissed in their pants like everybody else, with the difference that where the others went home to change, they have the looks of someone who simply took off the pants and kept on going.
The high point of the event: to watch Benedusi take photographs blindfolded and still capture not only a nice photograph but also in his true style.
A perfect illustration of the difference of doing things by chance and doing them following the chance.
Anti climax of the day: the person who immediately put up his hand to ask a question and asked: “analogical or digital?”. ARE YOU SERIOUS?”
I highly recommend also this post:
A brief film
by Valentina Bianchi, very, very beautiful.
(why rewrite what