“Every girl has her inner and outer beauty and for me it’s fantastic to capture those moments.” Italian photographer Stefano Giacomini´s images are strong and tell stories. And we love the unique story with always favorite Tattoo Beauty GoGo Blackwater – they might not be a light fare to everyone, but art is certainly there to bring us out of our comfort zone…
Hello Stefano! Tell us a bit about you, where are you from, age and what are you up to?
Ciao! I’m from beautiful city call Ferrara, I’m 21 years old, buauahaha no! 41- I was only joking, but I feel like a teenager! I’m a graphic designer and I have worked as a DJ for 15 years. Then I got married and here I am and every day is a new day!
What does photography mean to you?
Photography for me means freedom, I express what I see and I love capturing the spontaneity of my models.
You shoot a lot of girls nude – what makes a girl beautiful in your eyes?
I started taking pictures of girls when I went to the Italian monumental Cemetery “Staglieno” in Genova, there were a lot of nude Angels. I was enchanted by their beauty, so I decided to try with the reality. Every girl has her inner and outer beauty and for me it’s fantastic to capture those moments. In the photograph you are lucky enough to see colors and admire the beauty of a girl and you feel enchanted.
Are you self-taught or do you have any photography related education?
When I was 14 I did a course of process photography, and two years later I started to shoot with my father’s camera by myself.
I love all your images with the alternative model GoGo Blackwater. What´s the best thing about working with her?
The answer is very simple: Gogo is unique. To be able shoot with her is always a pleasure for me, she is a very professional, funny and lovely person. With my wife as Mua and Gogo we are a great team.
Most of the time I can be found?
Your favorite place in Italy?
Italy is beautiful but my favourite place is Venice!
Are you obsessed about anything?
Honestly…mhmh… no nothing!!!
What makes you happy?
I love animals and nature. It makes me happy when I read stories abaut animals with happy endings. I’d be even happier if they had more rights. All of my models love animals.
What makes you sad?
It makes me very sad when animals are killed and used for anything related to business. I am opposed to vivisection and any exploitation of animals. Respect for nature is fundamental for me. We are not the masters of the earth, and we should all have the same rights.
Where do you see yourself in a couple of years?
Eh eh! I am unpredictable! But I hope to still be here with my camera in my hands! Thank you very much to my C-Heads friends!
Interview by Christine & Sigrun Guggenberger