El Barrio Chino.EXILED
IP: Where are you from? What place do you call home?
SAG: I was born in Nice, France. I live in London but go back to Nice whenever I can. London and Nice is just the perfect combo!
IP: When did you first pick up a camera? Did you study photography or are you self-taught?
SAG: My mother is an interior design journalist, as a teenager I would often come with her on trips to assist photographers. I started messing around with cameras at around 16 I think . I have never studied but assisted a lot, for about 8 years.
IP: I notice a strong theme of bright colour and eclectic patterns in many of your images. How would you consider your photographic style?
SAG: I don't know if you could call it a style, but I’m definitely obsessed with funky interiors. I also love fake or staged images but with a natural feel to it, it creates a weirdness that I like, so maybe my style is funky or weird....
I am speaks to me.CAPTURED
Sicilian born photographer, Salvatore Di Gregorio, captures youth in London fashion week in his series I AM SPEAKS TO ME. We interviewed him to better understand his background in photography and how his artistic process unfolds.
IP: What was it like growing up in Sicily? What do you like about living in London and Berlin now?
SDG: I come from a small town in Sicily. I used to hate it when I was young but now I appreciate the freedom that only living in a small town can give you. London and Berlin are very different, and I try to get the best of the two worlds.
IP: How did you get interested in taking pictures?
SDG: After quitting my job in Rome and before moving to London to start my master’s degree I took some time off and I decided to travel to South East Asia for few months, just to recharge my batteries before kicking into a new adventure. I bought a small camera, I knew I was going to some unknown ...
Dancing with Robin.CONFIDENT
Robin is a dancer and artist based in Tel Aviv. With a classical dance education from Rotterdam, and explorations in the world of hip hop and now modern dance with the Batsheva ensemble, his style evokes emotion and explores the edges of inspiration and identity. We asked him a few questions about his life and his artistic practices.
IP: Where did you grow up? Where do you live now? RN: I grew up with my mom in Papendrecht, Holland. I grew up without my father and a really small family from my mother’s side. When I am abroad people ask me if I’m from Amsterdam, and I would say yes, because I did live and study there for a while. Currently I live in beautiful and ugly Tel Aviv, in Israel. I came here almost 3 years ago to dance with the Batsheva ensemble and pursue my dreams as a dancer and artist.
IP: How did you learn your love for dance? Did you train or are you self-taught? RN: As a small boy, when I was alone i...
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Thai gender fluid performer Pat Chanudom Photographed by Matthieu Lunard, Interview by Xaver Konneker.