Shoot the Breeze: Attilio Solzi

Attilio Solzi shocks and satisfies with an unconventional look into the small-town world of northern Italy. The photographer’s third book Taedium, displayed at the Tate Modern in London, is a collection of nude portraits and vulgar images that highlight Solzi’s distinct aesthetic. This 100-page collection of set photography and collage focuses on the people and neighbourhoods that surround his studio. Through careful selection Solzi delivers a grotesque and barren view of rural Italian life. Be sure to check out Attilio’s other photobooks, Flat Land and Women. – Ava Bradley




1. How would you describe your photos?
My photos reflect life, a mixture of grotesque and dramatic.

2. Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go?
No my camera is too heavy

3. What celebrity would you like to shoot most?
At this moment, Chelsea Wolfe.

4. What animal would you like to be, if not a human?
Any animal whose meat is indigestible to humans.

5. What’s your current obsession?
No obsession.






6. Would you like to live forever?

7. What do you do in your spare time?
Climbing in summer and free rides in winter in the Dolomiti.

8. Do you like having your photo taken?

9. Which photographers do you like right now?
Boris Mikhailov