© Giacomo Russo 2018 
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I am a photographer with an interest in documentary and travel photography. I was born in Naples, Southern Italy. I always dreamed of being a writer, a calling that took an unexpected turn the day I resolved that my pen would be a shutter.


After moving to London in 2010, I attended a seminar about Visual Culture and Identity. It was then that I began to consider the camera as a means to convey and represent many of the questions stacked in my head. My deep affection for the craft of photography has grown since then, like a slow burning love affair.


It was travelling that made me even more sensitive to the world of photography. The camera has become my way of filtering reality, of contemplating the beauty of diversity and putting a human face to the places many know only by name. It is eventually my own way to relate to the world, to create a dialogue between the personal and the universal.

I am primarily drawn by colours, subtle contrasts and empty spaces. I take a simple approach using natural light. I aim to capture candid human stories, people and places in everyday life and try to frame those sublime moments as eternally meaningful. I want my images to grasp the meaning of home, the connection between man and nature, be an insight into the place where we were born, the culture we grow up in and the environment surrounding us.


Ultimately, I want to capture the universality of being human.


 When I am not holding a camera, I am reading, cooking up huge meals or dreaming about living among lush green hills planted with coffee.





For commissions, prints or if would like to ask any questions about my work please do get in touch.


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