Almost open is a project, a story, about places and their interaction with humans. Places are not so open we believe, but they are not so close as we think. They are ajar, in fact. People is looking for open places to close into, for being in safe.
The project is on-going (maybe this will close only at the end of my life)…
Q&A with Carlo Massarutto
Photography is my choice to make this world better, I always think that we all have a Way to make this world better than how we have found. During my life I tried to make this choice every day, and every day I shot a pic.
Photography and writing…
photography is writing, writers use ink and photographers use light. But first you must read, you have to read books, newspapers, writings on the wall, manifestos and everything you con read. When I was at university I had 2 blogs, every day I wrote something, a short story, a novel, my thoughts or just a word. Now that blogs are closed, because the platform is closed, and I think my thoughts are flowing in the net.
Who left the biggest impression on you?
I try to watch a million of photographs every day, everybody has something to teach, because everybody has a different point of view. But I’ve also studied the history of photography, and photographer like Lee Friedlander, Larry Clark, Martin Parr (3 of thousands) left a great impression. But one person above all is Sara Munari, she is my teacher and a great photographer too, she drived me into a new way to look, so she left the biggest impression.
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a photographer, but I am also a professional educator. This job let me the possibility of being constantly on real life, close to this world who have many things to be changed. But when I photograph I try to stay far, not to have any contacts with people. Photography is my way to stay far, then I can go into my job again.
I photograph everything in my life, as a visual post-it to remember who i am.