14 November 2012
Massimo Siragusa, born in Catania in 1958, is a professional photographer. He lives in Rome, where he teaches at the IED. His work has been shown at numerous museums and galleries in Italy and abroad, and he has produced several advertising campaigns for companies like Lavazza, ENI, Bosch, Alfa Romeo, Versace, Bisazza and Kartell. His photographs have been published in all the most important international magazines. He has won four World Press Photo awards: in 1997 with Bisogno di un Miracolo, in 1999 with Il Cerchio Magico, in 2008 with his reportage Tempo Libero and in 2009 with Fondo Fucile. He has published several books, including Il Vaticano, Credi and Teatro d’Italia.
The song you never get tired of listening to.
Michel Petrucciani. Solo piano, in the recording of the concert at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt.
The movie you can watch over and over again.
The Blues Brothers.
The book you fell head over heels in love with.
Philip Roth’s American Pastoral.
The object you’re most attached to.
My Luminor Panerai watch.
Your favorite place.
The small harbor of San Giovanni li Cuti in Catania.
A cult film you cannot stand.
Saturday Night Fever.
A literary classic you can’t bear.
Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
The most beautiful automobile ever made.
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.
A journey round the world in three stages.
Paris, Los Angeles and the Isola di Capo Passero.
A contemporary artist whose future in the history of art is assured.
An architect to whom you would entrust the construction of a fantastic place.
Rudy Ricciotti, an architect and art lover whom I have the fortune to know personally.
A fashion designer for an epoch-making show.
Dolce & Gabbana.
An elegant person.
Anyone who is able to feel at ease.
An inelegant person.
Who would you advise to change profession?
Part of today’s political class in Italy.
A bad habit you have?
Wasting a lot of time in the morning before “getting my act together.”
What would you like to overindulge in?
What can’t you do without?
Time to devote to my partner and my daughter.
What would you like to be a champion of?
Sailing, for the idea of freedom that I associate with it.
The hotel and restaurant at the top of your personal league table.
The Hotel Crillon le Brave, in Provence. The Vico San Barnabà restaurant in Catania.
The greatest invention of all time.
The historical figure you are most grateful to.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.