- Born in Catania, Italy (Sicily)
- Photographer (and ex-dancer)
What were your first thoughts on the exhibition's title, 'Disobedient Bodies'? How did you respond to the title within the shoot?
When I first read the title 'Disobedient Bodies' the first thought I had was how something is born from spontaneity and not responding to any cliches. Something shaped from an honest act, creatively and continuously morphing. In the shoot I wanted to shoot an inner, hidden dimension: everybody has and is a disobedient body and I want to celebrate it through dynamism, power and beauty. I wanted the light to shape it and not me posing it directly.
Which was your favourite image out of the 'Cut From The Same Cloth' series? and why?
My favourite image is the dancer (Travis) and the red Jumper, (the opening shot). It is a powerful image where physicality, energy and harmony find their place. Yet this image is very open to me for interpretation and to opposite feelings. It is very disobedient.
What was the most enjoyable and most difficult part of the collaboration?
The collaboration was a very enjoyable process of bringing different visions together. I really enjoyed that it was clear since the beginning that we were not going to imitate anything else, but simply do what was our strongest interpretation of the subject and exhibition. The most difficult part….we had a incredibly rich space , beautiful art pieces, clothes and two splendid dancers. The choice was hard, to what we would shoot, how we would shoot it and what would make 'the cut'. At a certain point a clear decision had to be made and we had to stick with it to get the best images out of that.