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Francesco Pignatelli
Telling Portraits - January 11 until March 02, 2002

 

Francesco Pignatelli is a photographer and a filmregisseur in one person.
His TELLING PORTRAITS showing world famous regisseurs as Wim Wenders,
Peter Greenaway and Takeshi Kitano. Francesco Pignatelli is makindg these people acting in front of his camera. Since 1999 photo sequences in black and white are produced.

Takeshi Kitano, japanese filmregisseur, worked with Francesco Pignatelli in 2000 in Tokyo. Pignatellis photo-sequence about Kitano is part of the show. Kitano say about Francesco Pignatellis work:

A session with Mr. Pignatelli is one of the few photo sessions that I remember pretty well. I was quite impressed with his way of shooting because it was so fast!
He came to the TV studio where I was shooting one of my TV program and did the photo during my taping break. He had specific idea as to what he wanted me to do. He told me he wanted to do something pretty weird and far out, ”reversed suicide” or something.
He did a couple of shots at my waiting room and then we went out of the building and did another couple of shots in front of the studio warehouse and that´s it!
The whole thing was over within twenty minutes or something! In a way, it was very similar to the way I shoot film and it fits my internal rhythm.

( catalogue: Francesco Pignatelli, Telling Portraits, Milano, 2000)

 
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