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...
XK: What is your name? Can you tell us about your profession?
PC: My name is Pat, I am an actor and singer, I have a rock band called “CHANUDOM”
I was born in Trat in the East of Thailand. I grew up there, but after university moved to Bangkok.
XK: How would you describe the musical side of yourself?
PC: I would say my musical inspiration is Theatrical Rock, a kind of glam rock, with all the outfits and stage play. My favorite Thai artist is a country singer Poompaung, the Queen of Country in Thailand. She died around 20 years ago but she is a legend here, everyone knows her. I grew up listening to her and seeing her on TV. She was the artist that made me want become performer. Also, every time my parents had a party, they would call me and say “Pat on stage!”. They loved having friends in our home and hosting music and dance parties. That made me confident about myself and my skills on stage.
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Zakaria Wakrim is Moroccan photographer from Casablanca currently based in Spain. He recently completed a series entitled Annexes which revolves around clashes between urbanism and rural landscapes. Aserica Magazine asked him a few questions about his project.