PHOTOGRAPHY / ARMANDO FREZZE DURAND
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / JOSE VETTER
MODEL / FRANCO SPOTTI
TEXT / JAVIER R. CRUZ
FOR DOOPLER MAGAZINE
Franco’s image captivated Jose Vetter attention on a Bus in Buenos Aires and from that first meeting he has been modelling for Armando Frezze Durand and Doopler Mag;
What originally started as a casual shoot has turned into a working relationship: the unique subject matter and the artist that captures it.
His first tattoo was during the eve of his 18th birthday, in a way marking a transition, a next chapter in his life.
However, he is no stranger to ink, as he jokes about using a needle and Chinese ink to tattoo himself during his early teen years.
At 21 years old he has tattooed on his pale skin the memories he holds dearest, a sort of biography.
The names of loved ones, favorite images, items, artists, everything that has shaped his life so far, is not only a memory, but also, a piece of art in the inked landscape of his skin.
Franco’s favorite place in Buenos Aires is Avellaneda, he says its easy to get around, you can have a great time anywhere you go, and at the end of the day, is where he wants to be.
When it comes to quality time, Franco chooses to spend it walking around the city, meeting up with friends at the town Plazas, visiting his girlfriend or enjoying tea time with his grandmother.