FOCUS ON
GIUSEPPE PERRETTA

 

The photographs of the Italian Giuseppe Perretta live between a physical and emotional landscape.

His are images full of melancholy that have captivated me at first sight.

I had the pleasure of personally selecting the photos presented here and along the way I got to know his work better, a fascinating journey through the Italian landscape.

Q What inspired you to start photographing?

A I was about fifteen years old when a dear uncle of mine gave me a camera, a Praktica MTL 5B (which I still own) and from that moment on I had a lot of fun. The main object was architecture, but it didn’t last long because, distracted and involved in other activities (sports and music), I abandoned photography. I started to become passionate about it again at the end of the 90s and since then I have been photographing with a certain assiduity.

When I saw your photos I immediately decided that I had to publish an article with your work because yours are images that are the result of observation and that make the viewer reflect. I would say that it seems that the photographer enjoyed taking these photos, right?

I observe a lot and try to get in tune with the place, to read it through the sensations of the moment and those induced by the place itself. A sort of exchange between the two landscapes, emotional and physical. I perceive the images as encounters, visual intuitions that reveal themselves during my solitary wanderings, almost always in my surroundings.

Q Your photos mainly feature landscapes, sometimes melancholic, and few people. Is it something studied or simply a coincidence, perhaps the result of your moods?

I believe melancholy is induced by a constant that I try to represent, that is, a silent background, a space in which one enters into a relationship through one’s own subjectivity.

How much of yourself do you think is reflected in the photos you take?

A I think I am rather reflected in my photos, the subjective component is predominant.

How often do you go out to photograph and what are the places you usually visit with your camera?

I take photographs often, I almost have a physical need for it. I return to the same places, which change as my gaze changes and I continue to be surprised by the many combinations that reveal themselves just beyond the “visible”.

Q If you had to name some photographers that you like and who have inspired you, who would they be?

A Among the photographers I particularly love there is undoubtedly Luigi Ghirri whose idea of ​​landscape I love. Perhaps he is the only one whose entire photographic body I appreciate almost. I don’t know if we can speak of inspiration, but there is no doubt that his language is familiar to me.

Giuseppe Perretta links :

If you like this content please support the author + Woofermagazine and share it :

IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME

Zuzanna Szarek with this series leads us to reflect on the passing of time and the impact of man on the environment

FOCUS ON HERMANO LOBO

Hermano Lobo, also known as José Padín, is a unique photographer who strives to evoke profound sensations through his work.

colored chairs of a bathing establishment on the Italian coast

FOCUS ON MAURO QUIRINI

Woofermagazine is pleased to present to you an Italian photographer who truly deserves recognition.

girl on a balcony in front of the sea with a vertical billboard of Hotel in red

HOTEL STORIES

Alfredo Oliva Delgado shares with us the emotions he has experienced in some of the hotel rooms he has visited

ASSENZE (ABSENCES)

The photographer Giuseppe Basta portrayed the Italian countryside looking for the absence.

logo woofermagazine
DON’T MISS A THING
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER NOW