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Giorgio Galimberti: Urban traces

07-10-2016

Giorgio Galimberti: Urban traces

Giorgio Galimberti was born into the profession and uses black and white photos to visualise a tale of the city, the story generated by leisurely observation, thereby underscoring the intrinsic beauty around us. Tracce urbane (urban traces) is the name of the photographic project of Giorgio Galimberti, young photographer with a surname renowned in the Italian photography tradecraft. A photography devotee since he was a child, a passion that he is also passing on to his own son Tommaso, over the years he has refined his own personal visual narrative, whose balanced strength he shares with us in the series of shots called: “La città che sale” (The rising city). Photos he took in Milan on his way to Expo 2015 - the event that completely changed the city's skyline, as well as how residents and tourists actually perceive Milan.  Despite the title that in some ways references Street Photography, the images of Giorgio Galimberti are not stories of urban routine. Indeed, his photography has nothing to do with snatching moments from passers-by or buildings, instead he shows us structured, elegant compositions. He is assisted in this by his decision to use black and white photography, which visually emphasises everything around us. Actually, Giorgio Galimberti uses black and white like a mathematical formula where minus and minus makes plus. And in Tracce urbane the same thing happens - by removing the colour he removes distractions, all to the advantage of a calmer contemplation of the image, enabling us to see those details that would otherwise be blurred by the noise of the colour.  So when the photographer removes his possibility to manipulate the image with chromatics, he focuses his attention - and therefore the viewer's attention - on the geometry and elegance of the photograph. All this conceptual thought leads to balanced shots where black and white expresses the aesthetic value of the urban environment: the consummate stage setting for our contemporaneousness. So, we get into the Cinquecento with Giorgio Galimberti - which he photographed - and we allow ourselves to be driven on a slow, leisurely journey to pick up on those urban traces, with their timeless beauty, that he uncovered in his Milan. So, along the same lines as slow food, we can here enjoy a “slow view”. Christiane Bürklein (@chrisbuerklein) Giorgio Galimberti account facebook www.expowallgallery.com

Arte da vivere a Expowall Gallery.

27-07-2016

Arte da vivere a Expowall Gallery.

The exhibition “E se una notte un cantastorie” by Francesca Maria Cabrini at Expowall Gallery in Milan explores the potential of art as it is transformed from monument to event, aimed at really engaging visitors.

a year of exhibitions at SpazioFMG

15-07-2016

a year of exhibitions at SpazioFMG

This is the last week of the exhibition “NORWAY Architecture, Infrastructure, Landscape - With photographs by Ken Schluchtmann” at SpazioFMGperl'Architettura. Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti’s gallery and showroom will be closing for the summer holidays, looking forward to seeing you again in September!

FAB Photography One Night events

22-06-2016

FAB Photography One Night events

The second event in the One Night series, with a focus on photography, was held at FAB Architectural Bureau on June 9. Fiandre and Porcelaingres's showroom and gallery hosted the exhibition “Luigi Bussolati: The skin of the world. Photography as an exercise in seeing, from Bach to Instagram”.

FAB One Night Luigi Bussolati The skin of the world

07-06-2016

FAB One Night Luigi Bussolati The skin of the world

The second One Night event at FAB Architectural Bureau Milano, Fiandre and Porcelaingres’s gallery and showroom, is a showcase of photography organised by the Floornature team entitled Luigi Bussolati: La Pelle del Mondo. La Fotografia come esercizio dello Sguardo da Bach a Instagram (Luigi Bussolati: The Skin of the World. Photography as an exercise in seeing, from Bach to Instagram).

Architecture in Canada

03-06-2016

Architecture in Canada

The recent awarding of an important national award to 12 Canadian architectural projects offers an opportunity to focus on recent architectural projects in Canada presented in the pages of Floornature and Livegreenblog.

William Batsford Wait for the right moment

13-05-2016

William Batsford Wait for the right moment

Milan-based William Batsford was born in Toronto, Canada. He has been pursuing his passion for black and white photography for years. He patiently waits for the perfect moment to snap his photos. The Velasca tower in Milan with a moody, Irish-looking sky taken from one of the gargoyles on the Duomo of Milan. This architecture photo is not only one of the most famous by William Batsford, Milanese by adoption, it is a real manifesto of his idea of photography. William Batsford is a Canadian-born architecture photographer who lives and works in Milan, and he only works in black and white; he started out in 1999 with large format photography, using a wooden field camera. His pictures capture 20th century buildings, and have attracted a great deal of attention, but they also share a unique, unrepeatable moment with the person looking at them. The fact is, William Batsford's shots have a timeless beauty and he adds the temporal component as part of the narrative, given that so many of his photos are generated by the uniqueness of that particular moment in time. The sky or the light that can never be the same again make each of his photos a unique artwork. Not surprisingly - like photographers of animals and nature - he patiently waits for just the right moment to click on the shutter, returning to the site many times to get that moment. When you look at his photos of Milan, you almost don't realise how contemporary they are, because they look like snapshots taken in the past, back when the majestic architecture he portrays were built.  The same thing happens with the photos of London, including the shot of the statue of Winston Churchill in front of Big Ben. But all of this is returned with classical lines and purity, making him one of that series of exquisitely contemporary architecture photographers lacking all temporal references. Indeed, in this historical period, where the advent of the internet has basically wiped out the concept of linear time to arrive at the surface of time, his photographs stand out as an expression of the new philosophical approach of Webcreativity, thanks to his personal research and involvement, the two factors that make his pictures emotively enduring. So, there is a reasoned premise behind Batsford's photos, each of which is a hymn to slow beauty, or rather “slow photography”, the result of a profound contemplation of the context. In sum, William Batsford gives us photos with conceptually clean lines that easily engage with my geographic other, and turn into universal media.  His photos are being exhibited at the Expowall gallery in Milan. Christiane Bürklein (@chrisbuerklein) William Batsford - Galleria Expowall 

Green City Milano, AfterExpo and Expound

11-05-2016

Green City Milano, AfterExpo and Expound

A year after EXPO, Milan is also the “Place to be” in 2016.

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