I am still shooting on the other side of the world, amongst white beaches, palm trees and turquoise water. Everything Is beautiful, not only nature but also and above all the experience that my “clients” make me experience. Above all I cannot help but being happy and satisfied, in actual fact I am. But…
Perhaps as matteo was rightly saying, when commenting on my previous post, photography has an absolute certainty, that it is always sincere: amongst everything that surrounds us when we photograph we always choose a small part, and we make this small part paradigmatic to all that surrounds us. It is stronger than us. It’s not us, but it is deeply us. I wouldn’t talk about subconscious, I think it is exaggerated, but it is simply about instinct.
therefore don’t know exactly what it is, I probably blame all this on the book that I’ve read during these last days, the devastating “free fall” by the great nicolai lilin (almost as good as his first novel, the extraordinary “siberian education”), the fact is that amongst all the marvelous things I’ve seen and especially photographed the small portion of reality that has impressed me the most has been this skeleton of a lizard.
Photographed and retouched with my iphone as usual.
Amongst a thousand other things my max casting continues: I myself am not too sure how I do it but every week I manage to create a new shoot. Honestly speaking I didn’t really want to talk about it here anymore, for a thousand and one reasons.
But I love the shoot that was posted this morning, thus I speak about it willingly: as I said already, probably too many times, max casting was conceived in my head with many “guides” which I imposed on myself. I don’t know what I really want out of this job, but I know very well what I DO NOT want: take the classic photos of girls posing against a wall, oiled up wearing a thong showing off their fine ass and sweet tits. Already said a thousand times, but I say it again: I try above all to create something REAL.
Another thing that stays constant in mind is to CANCEL MYSELF. During the shoots I am there (because I am the “detonator”) but I also don’t want to be there, so that the girls can have maximum autonomy and freedom of possibilities, so that, above all, everything that the girls do comes from them and from their determination.
Ok, so here we go to soraya’s photographs, that came out this week on max magazine’s website. What I have done is surely not something new and original, but it has it’s own precise meaning inside the project: we went in a photobooth in an underground station here in Milan, I gave her a handful of euros, I closed the curtain and.. The beautiful and clever soraya did everything by herself! I was just outside making sure that she was fine while doing it! Nothing more!