Q&A: Renato D’Agostin


What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Shooting. What is your nationality? Italian. What nationality would you like to be alternatively Italian. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Temperance. What is your biggest regret? Not carrying my camera with me some days of my life. What is it that interests you about photography? Immediate translation of my perceptions. Interfering with people’s lives remaining invisible. What part of the planet would you like to explore Stratosphere, looking at earth from above. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Live and let live.

What was the last crime you witnessed? Darkrooms shutting down. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Whoever told me in the past that a photograph is good only when it’s in focus. Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. Moon landing. Make a prediction for the future. We will all be photographers. Your favorite painter Francis Bacon. Invent a swear-word. Busconi (that’s how my grandma used to pronounce Berlusconi but couldn’t). Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. Pixelius.

What is the next book you want to read? Visual Thinking by Rudolf Arnheim. What is the worst thing to happen to a man? Stop dreaming. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? Someone who eventually wouldn’t pay what was offered. Describe a cheap thrill. Web porn. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Neuroscience. Ultimate camera? Leica. Most used camera? iPhone. I’m kidding, Nikon F100.

Renato D’Agostin – From the series “Kapadokya”.