THE THINGS THEMSELVES – GIORDANO
Where are you from? Where do you live?
I am italian, not particularly proud of that, and I’m from Abruzzo, which is something slightly better to say. But Berlin is where I live and work.
How old are you?
How do you pay your bills? Are you working as a professional photographer?
Not really, no. Money comes from other directions.
I don’t know if I’d ever be able to live of my images. They aren’t meant for somebody paying for them anyway.
I guess I think of the time for art as of something very vital and essential, drastically different from say, “business”.
That’s why I’d rather go for the logging industry. Or fishery, which is also very appealing to me – much better than wedding shootings, jeans models etc…
What cameras do you use?
I own a few. I like an old Zenit 3 and the Mercury Univex II. I’ve been using a Canon AE-1 quite intensively, but it’s kind of moving aside right now.
I also try to carry a lc-a wherever I go.
Any photographer or artist inspiring you?
I’m not sure / I don’t think my inspiration comes from visual memory. I feel I’m pushed by very different urges.
But I enjoy Peter Bialobrzeski, for instance. Lately also Elger Esser’s photography.
What/who do you enjoy to shoot the most?
The things themselves, I like collecting visual truths, admiring them as they melt together and produce something that doesn’t quite exist as I thought it would. I like shooting things that have an own voice and scream and I like it even better if it’s them finding me.
Do you believe in god?
It really depends on what you call god.
What do you drink on a night out?
Wine and grappa.
Do you like dancing?
What’s your favorite first name?
M: Vegar / Varg, Werner, Matteo.
F: Emma, Jutta, Giulia
Are you a fashion addicted?
I’m addicted to nothing, but I happen to observe fashion with some interest, from the very outside.
What’s your favorite tv series?
Twin Peaks. The first season of Seaquest is definitely something, too.
Recommend us a book.
Walden? Iss Slottet? I just finished Fire Season, very nice one.
What’s the country of your dreams?
That’d be a strange mixture of Abruzzo, Congo, Svalbard, Croatia, Greenland and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Have you ever been to Iceland?
Yes I did, during the winter of 2006: we risked our lives at least twice there…
What song would you choose for a slideshow of your work?
It really depends on which project… Oren Ambarchi would be a passepartout, probably also Jasper TX.
Ask yourself a question. Tell me your answer (like Marzullo does)
Did you start cooking dinner? Yes I did, I’ll be chopping my broccoli in about 2 min.