Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Umberto Verdoliva


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Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Umberto Verdoliva
Check out the sharp eye and humorous responses from Italian street photographer Umberto Verdoliva in this edition of the never ceases to amuse Jesse’s Visual Interviews.

Q1: Who are you? 

Q2: What is your favorite way to waste money?

Q3: What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 

Q4: When are you happiest? 

Q5: What did your first kiss feel like? 

Q6: Where is home?

Q7: Which body parts (yours or otherwise) do you feel the most affection for? 

Q8: What is your favorite vice?

Q9: How do you define adulthood? 

Q10: What is your favorite time of day?

Q11: Who is your favorite person?

Q12: What is the most important thing in any relationship?

Thank you Umberto for your responses!

Like previous Visual interviewee Avard, I have been a fan of Umberto on Flickr for some time and simply reached out to him for this interview. Like the film that shares his name, his photographic style shares the Italian neo-realist film spirit. It is straightforward black and white (for the most part) well thought out photography. I really just love his style…check out his links below:

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2 comments on “Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Umberto Verdoliva”

    Jim Clinefelter September 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm / Reply

    Jesse, this Visual Interview and the one with Haruna Sato are two of your best.
    I enjoy this series very much, and I think it would make a terrific book.
    Keep up the great work!

    Jesse Freeman September 5, 2018 at 5:45 am / Reply

    Hey Jim,

    Thank you for saying that!

    Huh, you know I never thought about that but would have to agree that is a great idea! Thank you for that, and will do : )

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