Jacopo Benassi is a great photographer. Or better, he is a great artist.
His book “the ecology of the image” is one of the most beautiful photographic books I have ever seen. Diane Arbus, Weegee, Robert Frank… in the tradition of these masters a real great italian master himself.
His blog is the stage where he showcases his art, his life.
Not to be the one always copying from the guy next to him, but Mr. Thorimbert has written some illustrious words on his blog:
“There are 458 photographs.
A river about to overflow with images which leave you without words. And it is right. The image replaces here are a substitute for everything.
The images take you from behind, they lick you on the neck, pain which hurts, which resonates in your brain like a plank brought in by the swell straight in your teeth, taste of blood, smell of body.
Ordinary people ordinary famous people beds slippers little trains blood hair things places eyes mouths kisses socks pigs bogs brothers mothers friends.
Everyone is there everyone is the same, all human, all full of us, all seen from up close and personal, very personal, seeing in bed, caught on the act of, fucked while waiting for, after having, during which, when there…
Mirrors mirrors. With a wig, with a mask, with a grin.
So much need to be loved, for whom we really are, for how I am, for how are you,for how is Benassi”
Tomorrow 17th of December he is opening an exhibition with his work in Palermo, by the Zelle Arte Contemporanea: if you are in the area go to it, if you are not around that area go anyways.
I, unfortunately, am shooting in Portugal, therefore, unfortunately, won’t be there. If I was in Italy I would have taken the first flight and I would have flown my ass to Jacopo.
Here below Jacopo Benassi by Jacopo Benassi:
JACOPO, MY FRIEND, GOOD LUCK!!!