Maurizio Strippoli is 38, is a graphic designer and lives & works in Milan, Italy.
MOSSLESS: If you weren’t from Italy, would your photos be different?
MAURIZIO STRIPPOLI: Yes, my photos would be different surely, as my culture and my references. Even if my shots aren’t referable to a specific place, they have got the imprint of my life. What I am I due to experiences of my life and my experiences pour into my photos constantly.
ML: What are five great and young Italian photographers that you like?
MS: I think that in Italy there are many talents. The artist that I prefer over all is Luigi Ghiri, his work has rivolutionized the classic concept of photography, not only in Italy but in other countries too. Other important artists are Riccardo Varini, Gabriele Basilico; among young artists I find interesting Franco Monari and Vins Baratta.
ML: What’s your process like?
MS: Really I haven’t a precise method, my photography is very instinctive. I prefer to find my subjects instead of looking for them. I like to think to a project as a whole, I don’t think to single shots, but I prefer to tell a story.
ML: Do you have a favourite photo book?
MS: Surely Luigi Ghiri’s Atlante; some time ago I found it senseless and then it beacame one of my favourite books. I think it is a wonderful example of photographic project.