Ricardo Passaporte è uno di quei fotografi che quando guardi i suoi scatti alterni stupore a perplessità ma alla fine ti convince su quanto sia sfacciatamente geniale.
Nelle foto di Ricardo risalta immediatamente la capacità di mescolare oggetti del quotidiano, still life, ritratti di parti del corpo ed elementi pop in maniera così originale da rendere riconoscibile ogni suo scatto. Le sue immagini non lasciano nulla al caso e appaiono attentamente composte, studiate a tavolino; la provocazione è un elemento ricorrente, un modo furbo per ricevere l’attenzione di chi guarda le foto.
Gli abbiamo fatto qualche domanda, ecco cosa ci ha risposto:
1- Hello Ricardo, how are you?
Fine and you?
2- Not bad. How old were you the first time you’ve taken and what was the first subject that you remember that you have photographed?
My family has always been related to photography, my grandfather António Passaporte was a photographer and his father, photographer of the royal house, so photography was always there since I can remember myself. I think my first photography was a graffiti that I made when I was about 12/13 years with a disposable camera.
3- Do you remember what attracted you to the beginning of photography?
Like I told you, in my house there are lots of photo books. That attraction turned out to be natural.
4- What was the hardest thing you’ve shot?
Possibly smoke, I took some pictures of a cup spilling smoke and it is quite difficult with a point and shot.
5- What are you working on, what are your future plans?
I am finalizing a collection of clothes to finish the master’s degree in fashion design. After that I’m going to get more involved in painting. The photographic work will continue as it turns out to be something innate, but I feel that it’s time to stop being so attached to photography and started to explore more painting.