Francesco Romoli’s, Imaginary Towns
Italian artist Francesco Romoli creates mysterious dioramas out of cardboard, incorporating light and shadow to produce a dramatic cityscape. Each diorama is constructed specifically to be photographed. Like filmmaking, all staging and lighting is done looking through the lens. Once photographed, the dioramas are then digitally manipulated to add solitary figures wandering through these desolate, eerie landscapes.
Francesco was born in Pisa in 1977. Always interested in expressive forms of any type, at age 14 he began to study guitar and music theory. He fell in love with computers in 1998 and started to work on hacking and net-art. He graduated in 2004 in Pisa in computer science. In 2010 begins to use photoshop for his creations, halfway between graphic design and photography.
Romoli’s capacity for self-effacement is one of the secrets of his art. Speaking about his work he says,
“I am nobody, I don’t exist. I love using my imagination and my Canon 1000D.”
LINK – to Francesco’s Website
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