Diego Fabro is a Brazilian photographer, born and raised in Curitiba. Diego moved to Ireland in 2006 and is currently based in Dublin.
In 2015 he completed a BA in Photographic Media at Griffith College Dublin. Publications of his work include The British Journal of Photography, European Photography Art Magazine, Urbanautica, Landscape Stories, and PDN magazine. Some of his work was also published in the book 'Feed a Different Imagination' edited by Urbanautica and published by L’Artiere Edizion (2015).
What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?
Mastery by Robert Greene. It's great exploration and depth analysis on how great masters develop their potential to the highest standards, and how someone can develop their craft to world class level.
Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez. It's Robert's journey that starts with him making money as a human guinea pig in labs to fund his film "El Mariachi", a film which he did with only seven thousand dollars, a borrowed crappy camera, and a few friends as actors. It's funny reading and very very inspirational.
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins. Perfect in every aspect. The only book on self-development you need
Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema by Andrei Tarkovsky
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Just Kids by Patti Smith: The audiobook is great. Patti Smith narrates beautifully her own story
Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
Most visited blogs, websites?
American Suburb X - It's packed with great content on photography, it's well designed, full of inspirational work.
Collector Daily - There's a lot of venues for photographic work on the web, but almost none that give honest criticism and deeper analysis on photo work, exhibitions, and photobooks. Collector Daily is pretty unique.
British Journal of Photography - One of the best online and printed magazines on documentary and art photography
Urbanautica - Amazing source to read about photography and to check photo series
Booooooom - Maybe my favorite website to check art in general, very easy navigation and endless creative work to see
What apps do you use the most and why?
The app I use the most is Instagram, but my favorite is Tumblr. I'm not active on Tumblr and its not as big as used to be, but I still find it the best app to see creative work. A lot of my recent findings were discovered in the Tumblr app.
Youtube and Vimeo for videos, which I follow tons of channels. Unfortunately, I always get sidetracked on youtube, with crazy recommendations they give me.
I also use Overcast app for podcasts. For photography, I use the CamRanger app to control the camera remotely. That enables me to shoot self-portraits, but it also offers many technical advantages for architectural and staged photography. LightTrac is a good app to check what the direction of the sunlight will be at any time of the day.
Whats currently on your playlist?
Space Cowboy by Saib
The Epilogue by L'Orange
Space Song by Beach House
Mais que Nada by Jorge Ben Jor
Abusey Junction by Kokoroko
August Twelve by Khruangbin
Mary's Theme by Stelvio Cipriani
Sweetness by Yes
Kavinsky and Lovefoxxx by Nightcall
Ouncy Castle by Megacone
What records would you recommend to hear?
Recently I've been listening to a lot of Trip-Hop and Jazz. They are the only genres of music that seem to flow well while editing images and doing research, everything else seems to take my attention away. Trip-Hop and Jazz flow pretty smoothly.
Some recent ones:
Five Finger Discount by Savages
Soul Food by Kognitif
Journey into Abstract Hip Hop by Gasoline
The Iron Horse by The Sound Defects
Ipanema by Saib
Pop Story by Francis Lai
Dreams by Gabor Szabo
Road to Knowhere by Tommy Guerrero
Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?
Wong Kar Wai and Christopher Doyle working together are pretty close to perfection on Fallen Angles, In the Mood for Love and Chungking Express. Also, You the Living or any film by Roy Anderson.
Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty is quite magical. These are my favorites films and directors, but I wouldn't say they are recent fresh findings. I'm very open to recommendations!
Which artists working today do you admire most?
There are so many, the ones that come to mind right now:
What are some of your tv top tips right now?
I think TV is dead for me!
Who are you following?
I'm completely addicted to podcasts. I have some daily commuting and gym time, and podcasts make those times a little more productive. My favorites are:
What tools do you use in your work?
What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?
I don't buy magazines or newspapers very regularly, but I like The British Journal of Photography, Source Magazine, Foam Magazine, The Gentlewoman, Fantastic Man, Hi-Fructose among some others.
There's a magazine Junior Magazine created by two photographers in Dublin that is pretty cool and help to promote local photographers.
What are your favorite gadgets?