Yes, once again and for the third time consecutively I took part of “Italy’s next top model”, the talent show based on the world of fashion and its models on channel sky uno. Last Friday the first episode was aired with a photoshoot done by me.
I honestly have to say that it is a lot of fun, as it is something completely different from what I normally do. Even better, to be more precise, it is nothing different strictly photographically speaking: I prepare the shooting and I take the pictures exactly as if I was shooting for a magazine. It is completely different instead everything regarding the handling and organization, which (unfortunately!) it is always the most important and tiring, in a production company.
To say it in a few words, I do not have to worry about who is coming/when/who eats/who drinks/where we do hair and make up/where we are changing/permits/contracts/options/who can… in short all the thousand elements which shouldn’t be part of a photographic shoot but not only they end up being part of, but more often become more complicated than the shoot itself…
Therefore when working for Italy’s next, which by the way it is produced by a big production company (magnolia), I really enjoy myself: I arrive, say a few stupid things and do my job, clean and simple. For once I really feel like the professional hit man, the sort that arrives all silent and tranquil, takes one shot and goes back home.. Jokes aside, it is really almost like that!
And also, I admit it, when on air I even get emotional! Seriously! And there is one thing to say, which is maybe the most important out of all of them: it is all real. I understand that as an outsider you can say that on television “it’s all staged”, “it’s all scripted”, “it’s all fake”… it isn’t, at least not on this show: the models all start from the same level and the ones that convince us the most make ti to the next level. Done.
If you like the show keep on following it, because there will be some interesting new things…
Below here are two of my favourite photos, and a bit of backstage done by giorgio.