AURORA GOES WILD WITH
unusual interviews in the Pussy Pusher’s style.
ANDREA TOMAS PRATO
When did you decide to start shooting girls? What was your “mental process” behind the decision?
I’ve started taking pictures at girls at the end of 2011; I’ve approached photography in the beginning of 2010 and felt in love with it. I have found it an interesting field to explore while cultivating my passion through 360 degrees.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
My first thought in the morning is that I could probably call in sick and skip work, but it invariably remains just a thought.
Does your mother appreciate your pictures?
My mother is very discreet and moderate, but at the same time she is open minded. She likes my pictures but, what the hell, she’s still my mom: she’s not impartial at all.
A movie that we should watch.
It’s not easy to suggest a movie you haven’t watched, I’d say “Ferro 3 – La Casa Vuota” (“Iron 3 – The Empty House”, Ed.), by Kim Ki-Duk. I like the loneliness of the main characters, the total absence of dialogues and an almost fetishist aspect I won’t tell about if you’re going to see it. I also suggest “Shame”, by McQueen. You actually can watch it without sound effects. Amazing movie.
Who is your “dream” model? Where would you love to set your shooting?
I’ve a ‘dream model’ in mind, but let me explain what I mean. I’d like to find a muse I can exclusively work with. Someone who truts me, who wants to take on a challenge, who is up to creating a synergic connection and take an artistic journey together where I shouldn’t be preparing the set for the shooting, rather the locations would find us. My dream model should be skinny, have nice hands, nice and skinny feet, should be brunette but fair skinned. It cannot be excluded that I have already shoot pictures of her.
Are you keeping your work secret to someone?
Are you usually turned on by the model you are shooting?
Sometimes it could happen, you know, when there’s harmony and empathy, but anyway when you’re taking pictures your intentions win over what you’re experiencing.
Name three photographers that you consider masters.
To limit the whole photography to only three names might seem offensive, but If I have to: Andres Kertesz, Luigi Ghirri, Guy Bourdin.
Did any model ever get mad at you because she was looking “ugly” in your pictures?
Any sort of things has happened dealing with models. I have bad temper and models do too. I don’t like a “service performance” cold attitude; that’s why I often got into troubles, anyway it’s worth it. In my pictures I can see all I have done and all the feelings I have experienced while taking them.
What do you do in your free time?
I take pictures, sometimes I swim and take pictures.
What is the difference between a good nude picture and an amazing one?
The first one is not a successful picture, whereas the second one is. All the “glamour”, which I hate, belong to the first category. Among the amazing pictures there are all those I try to shoot and that not always I’m able to take.
Who is, in your opinion, the most overrated nude photographer? And the one who is not appreciate yet?
As to the first question, I don’t think I can possibly say a name because i’m not the right person to do it. I could use the same answer to the second question, but I’m going to answer with my name.
Your biggest fault.
What does your partner think about your work?
The girl I’m dating likes girls more than I do!
Do you remember your dreams in the morning? Are you able to interpret them?
I dream a lot. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I just want to write them; some other times I realize I’m dreaming and I feel free to do what I want. I don’t try to interpret my dreams: it’s complicated enough to understand myself when I’m awake.
website: www.andreatomasprato.con (under construction)