Filippo Barozzi, AiR 2012 (Artist in Residence)

Filippo Barozzi’s experience in photography started quite recently, during his university studies of industrial design. The first influences came from this environment, with some imaginary portraits and many still life of design objects, revisited and presented with animal or human features.

He then started a period of personal research in many different fields of photography, finally focusing his eye on daily life and everyday objects, to which we are so used to and therefore don’t see them anymore. These objects are part of our culture and occupy spaces in our houses and in our cities, ironically unnoticed and often carriers of an thin kitch taste.

Another Barozzi’s passion is sport, expecially those practiced with a board, such as snowboard or skateboard, where Filippo is achieving a research about the reasons that push many people to practice potentially dangerous sports for few seconds or minutes of adrenaline. For his AiR residency, he aims to investigate the community of skateboarders of Edinburgh, to discover more about skateboarding in Scotland from its beginnings of history; portraits of those individuals who were there from the beginning and the landscape of these places that were used by skaters before recent construction occurred.

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2012 Filippo Barozzi
2012 Filippo Barozzi
2012 Filippo Barozzi
2012 Filippo Barozzi
2012 Filippo Barozzi
Biography: 

Filippo Giacomo Barozzi (1987, Bologna Italy), photographer based in Bologna, approched the world of art and photography during his university studies at Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino, graduating in Industrial Design in 2010. During this period he experienced in the professional Miro Zagnoli's still life studio in Milan, and in erasmus in Darmstadt, Germany.

Filippo is now studying a Master class in 'Alta Formazione sull’Immagine contemporanea' (High education about contemporary image) and is engaged in Stills' AiR residency exchange programme in Edinburgh in partnership with Fondazione Fotografia, Modena.

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