Saturday, July 28, 2007

The multimedia artist Santiago Infantino

Snapping shots in the cemetery, naked
By Christopher Murray
for The Brooklyn Paper

The Brooklyn Paper / Sarah Kramer
Artist Santiago Infantino makes an art of taking pictures of himself, naked, in cemeteries. So The Brooklyn Paper took this picture of Infantino, naked, in a cemetery. The Brooklyn Paper / Sarah Kramer

Apparently nobody told Santiago Infantino that the dress code for at Green-Wood Cemetery is somber. In fact, the Fort Greene-based photographer follows no dress code at all when he’s working on his latest series of anti-war artworks.
“Being naked means being defenseless and this was a desperate time,” Infantino said. “That’s why I choose the cemetery, [I was] thinking about the people who are gone — were they in a better place than I was?”
The artist claims he doesn’t have a compulsive desire to strip for the departed, despite how his recent self-portrait, “Apocalipsis,” makes it appear. (See it online at

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