Who is Tommaso Fiscaletti and what do you do?
I’m a visual artist who works with photography and sometimes with video. I’m Italian and I moved to Cape Town 8 months ago. I’m 33 years old. I like to tell about existential themes like the relationship between man and nature, maintaining an obsessive analysis about the flow of time. My memory continuously creates input for my research.
At the same time I keep working on advertising and editorial projects, It’s an inspiring part of my job.
How would you define your style or art?
I particularly love to work on the borders between reality and fiction, I often get the need to bring the art into the truth and vice versa. Something IN the middle between staged photography and documentary photography.
What inspires your work?
The will to intervene on reality, making it mine, in some way, I believe that comes from the cinema, which I really love. Some Directors like Jim Jarmusch, Werner Herzog, Paul Thomas Anderson and some others have contributed to my necessity to have a vision.
What are you currently working on?
I’ve just closed a project that tries to tell something about life, aspiration and expectations of some young african men in Cape Town. it’s A project made of photographic installations. The social condition here in South Africa is very interesting and it often brings me to reflect about the identity of all of us and about the necessity of human being to leave a sign in this world. I got two further works in progress at an embryonic stage, always through portrait and landscape.
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
My advice for them is to work at their “personal vision”, this is essential, without that, the photography can’t become part of you. And then also to observe the world, the whole world. Especially the beautiful things, as much as we can.
Where can our readers follow your work?
These are the contact to follow my work:
for advertising and editoril works my agent in SA is :