Interview Pierluigi Riccio

A pic a day takes the doctor away.

Name: Pierluigi Riccio
Hometown: Isernia, Italy
Style of photography: Oh shit! I really don’t know.
Type of camera(s): Hasselblad 500cm, Zenza Bronica, various 35mm cameras and polaroid.

What gives you inspiration?

I don’t know if I can call it inspiration, it’s rather about revelation or an eureka moment, that suddenly happens and forces me to point the camera, something that demand attention, I think silence plays a valuable role in photography.

What are your influences?

The grace of loneliness, peaceful shapes, John Cassavetes films, redemptive lights, Stalker by Tarkovsky, composure, my wife, a sunny day, a rainy day, Raymond Carver, Der Einzige und sein Eigentum by Max Stirner, funny dogs, Constellation records, herbs.

Why did you choose these photos?

I guess they are like floats, they can give you a direction through my work.

What does photography mean to you?

I’m a folder, I’m trying to tie up my own world. And I also have medical thoughts about photography, I think it works in the same way as a monoamine neurotransmitter like serotonin. A pic a day takes the doctor away. I can look at a photograph for hours maybe like my grandpa used to do with his fireplace!


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