PAOLO MASSIMO TESTA
Are you vegetarian/would you like to be vegetarian?
No I’m not, I would like to be, but I’m to lazy…
Did you study photography in school?
Actually I’m taking a master degree in photography in Nyfa New York
A picture that you would love to take.
I’m still searching for the right moment to catch. But, u know, when u catch the right moment your eyes start to search for a new one…
Do you sell your prints online? Why?
No I don’t… Maybe one day I will, I fell that I’m not ready.
Have you ever attended photographic workshop?
The 8 week workshop on Nyfa. Before Nyfa I learnt how to use my camera by my self, searching for advice on the net and speaking with friends who’s got the same passion as me.
Do you like looking at your old pictures?
No I don’t like, just few days ago I made a new archive and I took a look to my old picture and I felt ridiculous because in the past I thought “hey I’m a photographer, I like my work” now I realize that I wasn’t, but I think that this feeling can come back all the time, my point of view on reality changes very fast… So it will happen again.
Do you have prints of your works hung on your walls?
Just one: it’s a portrait that I took few years ago with an hasselblad…
What social networks are you using? Are they working for your career?
Tumblr is the most helpful, then I also use Facebook but I fb doesn’t work so well.
Do you believe in horoscopes?
Yes I’m used reading horoscopes on “Internazionale” I just like that one.
A picture that is very important for you.
There’s a picture of Bruce Gilden that he took in Coney Island, in this picture there’s an old lady who is showing her boobs… It’s pretty weird, but in that picture u can see a lot of things there’s all the style of the photographer there’s a synergy between the subject and the photographer, this is why I like it.
Your comfy food.
A slice of pizza…
Are you currently planning any trip?
Yes it’s a long time that I’m looking forward to take the trans Syberian, I wish one day I will…
The photographer you would like to spend time working with.
There’s a lot of I would like to say: Bruce Gilden, Steve McCurry and the Aes+f
What is the best photographic book you have seen and why.
Right now I really love Genesis of Sebastiao Salgado,that black and white is magic it’s perfect, landscapes are amazing, I can feel the sensibility of the photographer through his picture.