Perry is a talented and very passionate 35mm photographer but I like to say that Perry is a talented man, not only photography in his life..Perry has got a talented life.
In my life, I have had the pleasure to met him, he is a very special and pure creative person, I’m looking forward to have many other fresh beers together...talking about everything man.
- Hi Perry what's up? Ciao Luca! How are you?
⁃ You come from skateboarding, tell me some of your best lessons you have learned from skateboarding?
⁃ In the 2014 a friend gave you your first camera, a Canon AE1, how it was your first contact with your first camera and why did you decided to continue shooting analog photography?
My friend Grey gave me his Canon AE1 before I left for Italy and I had no idea how to operate the camera for a while. I just kept shooting and learning from my failures failures. I decided to continue shooting film because it’s what I started out with and I love the way it looks compared to digital.
You are a product of your environment.That being said when it came to shooting in the streets it was very natural for me to adapt due to the fact that it has been my my natural environment for many years. I want to experience and learn it all, so I try to dabble in everything when it comes to photography.
In this modern world everything is so rapid and instant. Analog photography it has taught me patience and persistence through failure and to enjoy capturing the moment when it’s there. I am also a very hands on person, so with film I like to develop the film with chemicals and understand how everything works. It's definitely a labor of love.
So far it has all been a great experience! I really loved Cuba because there was always something to shoot around every corner, it was really colourful, people in Cuba are so friendly, and it was a humble experience to see how they live with what little they have.
⁃ Black and white or colour photography?
I used to paint and draw a lot when I was younger before skateboarding came into my life haha!
⁃ How has Punk, Hardcore and skateboarding lead and why are these things so important in your life?
When I was younger one of my friends showed me Punk rock/hardcore music and skateboarding. I was instantly drawn to these strange subcultures, and I always knew this music and this thing could be a way for me to express myself in a positive way: so they did. Skateboarding and punk rock music has helped shape has helped shape me into the person I am today and I’m very thankful for
Don’t forget where you come from because that’s going to help you get to where you need to be.
⁃ One day you said you wanted to quit skateboarding for photography, i was
hoping that you were joking...and it was right? Are there still any doubts?
Photography these days does absorb a lot of my time… But, I still try to skate a fair amount. Also, shooting photos doesn’t hurt as much as skateboarding does. Aahah!
Thanks for being there! That day was indeed absolutely incredible!
⁃ Italians are everywhere and you found your love in Italy, what is the best
lesson you learned from your lovely wife, Eleonora?
Oh man! I have a learned a lot! But the best lesson I have learned from Eleonora is how to travel like a pro. She is really a professional when I comes to traveling around the world. You can take her anywhere and she will find her way around and interact with people naturally in their own environment and it's not easy to do that.
⁃ Not much enough money, not enough time for new projects. but, i know you will not stop your creativity...what will be your next project?
Thanks Luca for giving me this opportunity. It’s been FUN! We will be out there very soon!