July 26, 2021

DreamOfGaGa Interviews The Photographer, Derrick Santini

DREAMOFGAGA.COM, had the huge pleasure to interview one of the biggest ever  photographers, Derrick Santini (DS), about his work with Lady GaGa. As you will probably know, he had photoshooted  Lady GaGa,back in 2009,and we all remember that that photoshoot was one of Lady Gaga’s best. Check also some EXCLUSIVE images of Lady GaGa,by clicking HERE!(COMING SOON). (Note that the upcoming pictures are copyrighted by their specific photographer,so do not steal, crop or edit them.)

Check the amazing interview below:

1)What is the best moment of the day?

‘no it was the magazine.’

‘when ever gaga stepped in front of my camera …’

2)What kind of music do you listen to at the moment?
‘Alternative … as a genre that most suits…’
3)Do you read fashion and design magazines?

‘not really any regular anymore…  now its all on line’

4)What kind of clothes do you avoid wearing?

‘synthetic / flouro / leather shoes with jeans a big no no’

5)Where do you work on your photographic projects?

‘every where – where ever’

6)Who would you like to photograph most?

‘Marilyn Monroe – i wish…  Beyonce, Jonny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman….’

7)Do you discuss or exchange ideas with your colleagues?

‘yes all the time .. communication is key .. art is no bubble…’

8 )Please tell us more about photography.

‘i love it ..i was lucky – u make your own though,  i got into it when i was 14 and it became my world, i love people too if that wasnt evident…’

9)Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction?

‘i am happiest when shooting so they all bring great satisfaction, but the more involved the projects the better, the most recent Firetrap campaign i shot came out a treat, i just did a wicked shoot for a new artist on Sony called Rita Ora … u heard it here first if you havnt heard of her already she is going to be HUGE – Beyonce came down to the studio and hung out – sweet. There are also a few fashion stories i love as well because of the concept and realization. Shooting ‘reportage’ images is a timeless singular satisfaction at the root of my love of photography, just observing and capturing vignettes of life and this reality informs all facets of photography i do’

10)Are there any photographers that you particularly appreciate?

‘For Sure… Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Gary Winnogrand, early David Bailey’

11)How would you describe Lady GaGa in 1 word?


12)Would you like to work with Lady GaGa again in the future?Cause we all know that you are such an amazing photographer.

‘Defo Defo…’


13)When you met and saw her for first time?

‘it was a couple of years ago and in London I never heard anything about her when i got the commisiion – but i did a bit of research but it didnt prepare me for he.’

14)You feelings and thoughts when u met her (GaGa)?

‘A star was the the first and lasting vibe about her – she’s on it… i think she gave the stylist a run for her money but she was a real pro in front of the camera and just worked it – she has a wonderful aloof air about her – a big part of her star appeal along  with her intreaging beauty and overt sexuality – a dream to photograph.’

‘We would like wholeheartedly to thank Mr DS,for taking the decision to answer to our questions, even though we know that he was busy!Million thanks!Be sure you visit his site: www.derricksantini.com
15)Did Gaga’s management contact you to work with her?


Mr Santini keep always being such an amazing and brilliant photographer!You really are the best!-DOGG Staff