Fabio Pariante 28/01/2022

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

I’m a fine art photographer, but all started differently. I discovered my love for photography during my apprenticeship as a media-designer. Over the years it transformed my biggest passion into a business. I became self-employed, mainly as a portrait photographer, and was able to acquired several clients.

But day-by-day I got more frustrated and unhappy to work like a service provider. For most of the shootings I did not get much time, was not booked for what I can do best, so I felt really replaceable – also the quality was low. My dream looked different than my reality.

Practice © Sebastian Magnani

I just did not get the appreciation that I was looking for. I was less and less happy and my passion decreased day by day. So I decided to leave everything behind me, give all up and to just focus on my personal art projects. And, let’s say, to give everything up for something new without any big financial backup was hard for me. But when your drive is missing, you can’t focus energy and can’t give your best, especially when you are an extremely passionated person, so I had to decided the path of happiness and fulfillment for myself.

Now I’m working independent and travel the world with my current project “Daily Bat”. I’m so much more passionated and left all the fear and struggles behind me and focus on the ‘now’, which means creating art, where I can be 100% me. And with that you will always touch people‘s hearts.

2.What does your work aim to say?

In general I love to experiment and question space. Compared to a real place which I photograph, is a space not spatially limited. So by a different and unusual interaction of the known surrounding with the unusual subject – I create a new and unique space. This interaction between the atoms really stimulates me and creates a lot of contrast and energy. Reality transform more into fantasy. And with that process, I always question reality too.

In my current project “Daily Bat” I show Batman in his unseen daily life. By replacing him in unusual places instead of the known fighting surroundings, I show the character in another context and confront the viewer slightly: What would be the world with a jobless superhero? In my view it would be a better place, where human beings taking responsibility for their actions – a better world. They can’t give the responsibility to superheroes for saving them by themselves. I think with more respect and tolerance between the people it could work. Taking care for each other instead of being selfish.

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