’89 domande a Sam Gregg – Photographer

Name? Sam Gregg (@samalexandergregg).

How old are you? 32.

What’s your job? Photographer.

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What did you study? I studied Languages.

If you had the chance to document an historical event, which one would it be? The first time Napoli football team won the scudetto with Diego Armando Maradona.

Can you tell us a number form 1 to 89? 7.


Can you give us a definition of art? I don’t want to be very cliche …..a reflection of your inner self.

Your favorite style icons? I don’t really like icons…but if I had to choose one for sure Antonhy Bourdain I was so admired the fact how he approached food.

If you could speak in world vision for 15 minutes what would you say? The power of psychedelic.

If you have the possibility to end the social networks pushing a button, you would push it? No….mmmmm….I guess fifty / fifty.

And the globalization? No.

If you could have a super power what would you choose? Be invisible so I can do picture without the people know I’m there.

How much money would you do porn for? And who would you want to partner with? Hahaha….that would be too good but I would never do it otherwise my parents would be too disappointed in me.

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If you could compose the best band in history who would be in? My god beautiful question…..I would say John Frusciante at the guitar and Andre300 Outkast.

When, in your opinion, can you define a person as an artist? If they are happy and feel satisfied with what they create and what they do without being jealous of what other artists do, in short, that they do not feel jealousy in the work of others.

Do you think that the relationship between art and drugs is just a cliché? It depend It depends on the drug ahaha….but definitely the substances psychedelics have a relationship with artistic creation.

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Do you think that only the art market define what can be considered art and what cannot? In my opinion not only the art market is able to define this thing or not and in my opinion it is quite obvious whether an artist has any potential or not.

What do you think about Banksy’s experiment to sell his works on the streets for cheap? I don’t know much about it but why not, from my point of view art must be accessible to everyone and not just a few, which is why I also sell my works at affordable prices.

Do you have any political orientation? No, I agree on things of one side and also of the opposite one I don’t care to support a political side but I look at what they propose regardless of which orientation it is. I don’t want to define myself in a political side.

Who is in your opinion the best photographer in history? Josef Koudelka.

Can you give us a list of 5 people you would like to photograph today? No, I’m not interested in famous people or various celebrities, I like to photograph normal everyday people.

How about from the past? The same answer to the question above, I love photographing everyday life made up of people who are not celebrities.

How the advent of the smartphones and socials media affected the job of professional photographers? It was an huge impact, it gave the possibility of making things that were previously unthinkable. Especially in the world of photography from a new communicative point of view.

What do you like most of Italy? The character of the people for sure.

And what you don’t like? mmmm, I have to be careful with this answer, there is no precise thing. I really don’t know maybe a little non-organization on some things but I’m also attracted to it.

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What’s the city you like the most here? Napoli for sure.

What is the night you spent the most money to have fun? I think 200 euros in Ibiza nothing crazy I don’t like throwing money away I’m not that kind of person, I have nothing against it but it’s not in my nature.

What’s your favorite artist? I don’t have a favorite honestly.

What’s your favorite show business character? Same.

If you could live in one historical era, which one would you choose? I think I would choose the 60s I know it’s a bit of a clique answer but I think they were cool years and it would have been worth a ride on it.

If you could spend a day with an historical figure who would you choose? Michael Gerard Tyson.

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Who are the people that inspired you the most? My parents.

What do you do for fun? My work as photographer.

What makes a photographer better than another? The ability to capture emotions better than another.

What was your best shot in your opinion? Difficult to answer, I am attached to many photos however the shot “TUTTO PASSA” which is perhaps also one of my most popular is the one I am most attached to.

Where have you been on vacation when you were young?In Liguria at Sestri Levante.

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What’s are most expert in? Man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. I think I’m not an expert in anything honestly even in photography every day I approach as if it were the first day.

Have you ever been in love? Yesss.

Where do you live? My home is in London but at the moment I don’t have any specific base.

Where are you from? London.

Which languages do you speak? English a little French and Italian (especially Neapolitan).

Which are your favorite places in your city? East London.

Favorite books? Mmm credo Shantaram di Gregory David Roberts.

Favorite movies? Apocalypse Now it’s a massive movie I love it.

Favorite songs? I’ll tell you the first that comes to mind “Death on the stairs” by The Libertines.

Favorite bands? The Libertines, Outkast, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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The craziest experience you’ve ever had? I lived in Thailand for three years you can use your imagination brother ahahaha.

What do you think about influencers? Useless.

Do you consider yourself an influencer? No.

Can you define yourself with an adjective? Eccentric.

Favorite TV series? The Sopranos.

If you were an animal which one would you like to be? Eagle.

What time do you usually go to sleep? 1am.

What time do you usually wake up? 8am.

What’s your favorite city in the world? Naples.

Do you have some phobias? No.

The smartest person you know? My parents.

The most precious material thing you own? I’m not a person who owns precious things, I don’t care but surely my cameras are the most precious thing of all, also because they cost a lot of money.

What do you usually drink at the bar? Anything gets me drunk haha.

An advice you can give to someone that want to do your job? Be patience and let’s thinking always about what time you have to wake up the next morning before being late the night before and only listen to advice from wise and experienced people.

Best party you’ve been to? I guess in Tokyo.

What drugs have you done? Uuu fuck… Enough when I was younger.

What’s your best talent? I hope to take photographs and also adapt to any human environment.

Your ideal holiday? My ideal vacation is doing my job in always different places for me this is my best vacation.

If you could choose a person you know to read this interview, who would it be? I would have many but I think one of Anthony Michael Bourdain.