10 minutes with Marco Scozzaro

Interviews with Photographers March 11, 2013 7:44 am
When did you first know that you wanted to be a photographer?
For me it wasn’t like with some people who knew they wanted to be doctors or something else since they were kids. I’ve always been interested in art and after an initial period where I was focusing on music, I found photography was the best medium to express my feelings and my ideas.
Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Who were some of the first photographers that you really loved?
I would say Luigi Ghirri, for being so conceptual and poetic at the same time and Juergen Teller for being so cynical and romantic at the same time. I am still interested in the formal approach of the first and the more spontaneous one of the second.
Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Can you tell me about your project Semi-Detached? I am interested in how you show your subjects in their clothes as well as in the nude, and the connection between those images.
All my work is autobiographical and has a psychological connotation. I use my portraits of close friends or strangers to conceive personal feelings that I believe are very common.
In Semi-Detached I mostly worked with strangers to paradoxically understand what was going on in my life. The work is a reflection on identity by projecting myself on other people. I know this sounds somewhat cryptic, that’s why in my current project Maggio I am giving more elements to contextualize my portraits. I am interested in people and their personalities and I often use nudes as a way to add more layers of meaning. I don’t want to be literal in describing or documenting something specific but I’d like to give elements to create non linear and possible narrations.
Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

Marco Scozzaro

If you could go back ten years, what advice would you give yourself?
To be honest I don’t know. Even if sometimes I feel like it would have been easier if someone told me to avoid some mistakes, I think it’s important to experiment in first person and learn from your experience.

 

Marco is based in New York. See more of his work, here.

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