Interview with Jacopo Benassi 20 239
— Three words to describe yourself…
— Tough, bear and bugger!
— What is the most difficult to be a pederast?
— Fuck a woman!
— Models on your pictures look natural and sexy. How do you do it?
— You shouldn’tthink of them as models, first of all they are people. Sexy …I don’t know.Probably.I’m just takingphotos…
— Do you sleep with your models?
— Sometimesthe models with whom I work becomemine because they sleep with me before we begin shooting. А lot of times I photo people who left me something, orthey are just my ex.But of course not all of them has beenvisited my bed…
— Can you debrief us a bit on your history? How did you come into contact with your first camera?
— My career as a photographerarose from mechanic career,and itmade possible for me to buy my first camera!It was «Olympus»!Now I remember that I spoilt my first film all at once. Opened the camera and spoilt it! Frick!So it was really my first film…
— Do you think that you have to adapt to people wishes or doyou mostly shoot for yourself?
— I respect those peoplewho Itake pictures, don’t forcing and persuade anyoneand do not take pictures of those who wants to make them beautiful on the photo! Ahahaha!
— Your idea of beauty?
— Beauty is to be oneself,to put everythingin the forefront,this is what I have been doing for many years. Moreover, clicking of the photoflash is the same for everyone!
— What is the one thing that everyone should know about Jacopo Benassi?
— I would like to write a book about my photographic bulimia, but I thinkI haven’t attain to thisyet!
— Where do you find your models?
— I don’t look for, I like peyote. People do find me!
— Your most memorable shot ever?
— My last workthat I have to finish, and thatwill be over when I die is Jacopo Benassi is Dead. There are my self-portraits, I want to see how day-to-day my mind and my bodychange. I am constantly analyzing myself!
— Who inspired you at the initial stage of your career?
— I had to find anexcuseoftheriddanceof my mechanic career and bought a camera.
— Your tool?
— How would you describe your style?
— I can’t say that there is a certain style, but I can say that I cope with my job perfectly.
— Can you givesome tips to those who are just beginning to takephotos?
— Do not take pictures, but search for a photos on the internet and makethemin a different way fromother photographer.
— Who is your hero?
— My friends: Lorenzo Roberto and Gianluca.
— What is the best way to relax for you?
— Being at home inmy comfortable leather slippers.
— The best place on the Earth?
— La Spezia/ Liguria / Italy.
— Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
— At prison because of taxes.