| Filippo Di Rosa |
If you could be anything right now, what would you be?
What book are you reading?
Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid
A real tough one, but if you hear it slowly through the years, it will
eventually build up your walking stick you could use when you’ll need it.
What photographer is currently teaching you something and why?
Alexander Gronsky for sure as a contemporary artist, for the elegance he puts in while showing worlds “at the edge”, without ever being intrusive and at the same time keeping a strong critic sense about what he sees.
I also admire Pierpaolo Mittica, for the issues he brings up and his ability of accepting the challenge on different grounds usually harder than battle fields, for instance all those sites where disastrous calamities have happened, usually forgotten or hidden under the rug.
Are you working on a particular project right now? Can you tell us something about it?
Yes, I’ve been working the last two years on a project, Future Proof, and if everything goes as it should, I will soon shoot the ultimate pictures in December. It’s a kind of sci-fi about a special place I’m really fond of.
You are used to compone different sets on your tumblr. Looking at them, I feel like you’re a different person every time. Does it sound possible to you or it’s me?
That is true, but it’s not a different person, I have different feelings and perceptions given by the place I’m in, by the people that are surrounding me and by my state of mind, it’s just like ISO, shutter speed and aperture in photography. These three variables give dramatically different results even when the point of view is the same. The subject is always the same, more or less: the distance between beings and things.
You’re always hiding from the sunlight: why is that?
I love symbiosis, systems, and interactions that continuously create and destroy “situations”. Shooting far from sunlight or using just a small part of light, like in the magic hour, or be surrounded by the fog helps me finding this systems, where natural and artificial light got mixed together creating a sort of limbo.