Aug 4, 2011 0
This past weekend, unhealthy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 became the first in the series to cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. Time to fucking celebrate hard, those residual checks are going to be nice and fat this year, you lucky jerks.
Giovanni’s Death Of Youth series really struck a chord with us, advice we think most men entering their adulthood can easily relate to this project. His vision and purpose of the series hits it right on the head perfectly; stylistically, diagnosis thematically, and emotionally. Do yourself a favor check out the photos and read his Death Of Youth statement. We had a moment to pick his brain over a few emails, here is what came of it.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and about your photo background?
Giovanni Lipari, Age 30. I’m Italian, unmarried, and a self-taught photographer. I had a little photography training in school, but nothing past the basics that one would learn in secondary school. Light surrounds us and I’m constantly observing and studying it.
Is being a photographer your full time gig?
I am not a photographer professionally, I have been paid for it in the past.
Have you had your big break? If not do you think it’ll come? If so how did it feel?
I don’t know if such an event is possible. Most people that are successful have worked long and hard for their accomplishments, which makes the “break” less of a singular experience, and more of just a part of life. But I hope to have a “break” someday….. that would be wonderful.
You have fullfilled a fantasy that most men can only dream of. Do you feel like you are satisified with living “the dream” of the rock star photograhper?
Yes and No, The fact that I could fabricate “the dream” makes it impossible to fulfill. But there is a sense of accomplishment that was created during the process of shooting this project.
Do you plan on continuing this dream?
Absolutely not. It was exhausting, annoying, and expensive. I’m happily looking forward to my next project…. which will have nothing to do with naked women.