The Heroine’s Journey of Sara Di Pancrazio

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

My work allows me to express my dreams, my feelings and to create my own world. I love it for that, it makes me feel free. 

What is my idea of happiness?

I associate happiness with passion. I think that a life made of emotions, whether positive or negative, makes you feel alive.

What is my greatest fear?

I often say that I’m afraid of monotony. 

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I often fall in love with ideas of things and people. This leads me to idealize what surrounds me and confuse it with reality, and sometimes I believe in it so much that it gives me disappointment and suffering. 

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

In the field of art I’m often influenced by photographers, directors and musicians. I admire Helmut Newton for his way to represent the erotism between women. Then, talking about cinema, I love the direction of photography of Gaspar Noè. He is able to make you feel the beauty of restlessness through the use of vivid colors, camera movements and especially the taboo themes it deals with.

What is my greatest extravagance?

I don’t believe in extravagances. I don’t have a definite idea of what an extravagance could be. 

On what occasion would I lie?

I prefer the truth even if it could hurt. A real sufferance is better than a fake happiness.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

I find commissioned works much more boring because usually everything is already decided and I don’t feel I can express myself fully.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

One of my favorite work was last summer, when I was shooting a video-performance. I decided to shoot the video in my childhood room with Claudio Del Toro, actor and friend. I transformed my room by filling it with artistic and literary references, as posters or paintings, and candelabras. 
I loved the atmosphere that we had created during the shooting, with the right music, lights and our empathy. 

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I don’t know exactly what I would change of my self. Sometimes I act too instinctively without thinking about the consequences. 

What is my greatest achievement in work?

My greatest achievement is definitely to be able to put myself into my photography without imposing my idea to people who are watching my shots. 

Where would I most like to live?

At this moment of my life I live in Milan, but I don’t really like it. I hope next year I’ll be able to go to Berlin, when the Covid period will be finished.

What is my most treasured possession?

My imagination. 

What is my most marked characteristic?

I’m moody. My emotions control me more than I control them.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

Most of the time my inspiration comes from the connection with people rather than physical places. The only thing that I could link to a location is a memory of something.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

If I should choice a place to drink I would go to Navigli, during sunset there is a suggestive atmosphere.

What books influenced my life and how?

I’m not a real reader, but in the last year I am affected by Freud. His thoughts open my mind to many questions. I like also reading about erotic literature, as the books of Marquise De Sade. I try to hide some of their concepts and ideas in my photography. 

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

On the verge of death I would listen my mother’s voice.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

I don’t have any heroine in fiction. 

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

I’ve never liked the words heroes and heroines. I don’t think there are winner or losers.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?

I would recommend Suspiria by Dario Argento. 

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

I’m not agree with this sentence at all. I mean, I think everybody of us can know what to do of his own life, but life is often dominated by case, by choices made of instincts and people who can change your plans and sometimes we can’t choose to control them. 

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021?

I am planning to stay for a year on set as assistant, before leaving Italy.  

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2021?

I don’t know. I’m open to collaboration. 

What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on?

In these months I’m working on my IED thesis in Milan.
As soon as I’m done, I will start to work on a videoclip about Shibari. 

Where can you see me or my work in 2021?

My works are available on behance https://www.behance.net/saradipancrazio, on instagram https://www.instagram.com/saradipancrazio/?hl=it 

and on Flow House Magazine https://www.theflowhouse.com/berlin-berlin/

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

I think Passion is the engine of life. Passion is dynamic, it evolves and for that it can change or die. 

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Claudio Del Toro, actor and performer; Letizia La Salvia, Shibari artist; Mattia Valentini, dj producer; Leonardo Rapali, dj producer. They are creatives and mostly friends.

How can you contact me?

You can contact me on instagram @saradipancrazio

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