Discovered Massimo Siragusa while reading Stefania of Cool Chic Style Fashion’s post about his photography portfolio and since have laid eyes on his beautiful photography, have done more and more research on Siragusa’s surreal photographs.
After sharing Tyson French’s New York Fashion Week photos and after discovering that there are many, many works to pull from – have decided to introduce to you a new photography series starting with Siragusa himself on his most recent photographs, all featured in the book, Teatro d’Italia.
To what extent has your intellectual curiosity and your desire for knowing give shape for and feed your artistic research?
Photography is for me, most of all, a means of expression by which I try to tell something about myself and to understand not only myself, but also the world around myself. It is an ongoing process which doesn’t end in the moment of the shoot, it involves the whole existence instead and it is also fueled by the thousands of stimulus that I receive everyday. Curiosity and lust for knowledge are my lifeblood.”
Your book “Teatro d’Italia” (Italian Theatre) published by Contrasto, contains different portraits of ancient and contemporary sites, some of them well known and some anonymous, like gardens, monuments, panoramic viewpoints and public squares. How do you find and choose those projects and the places you consider interesting for your research?
There is no rule actually. In some cases projects and sites literally “come” to me absolutely randomly. In other cases I simply verify and I work on an idea or a prejudice I have directly on the spot. In every case I always need to feel that I’m satisfying an absolute need for discovery and knowledge.”
What kind of men would we be without knowledge? Art, literature and cinema feed our soul. None of my pictures would have existed without a good book by my side.” – Massimo Siragusa
Photos: Massimo Siragusa
Interview source: Landscape Stories