Maurizio - Galimberti
Maurizio Galimberti was born in Como in 1956 and grew up in Meda. He was trained as a surveyor and in the building sites he developed his rigorous view. Since he was a young man, he won many photography competitions even under different names. At the beginning he uses a classic analogue film, mainly working in black and white and in diapo/cibachrome with a Widelux camera, then in the year 1983 his passion-obsession for the Polaroid camera begins. He chooses this camera for the simple reason that he could not stand waiting for the process before viewing the result of his shoot and also because he was always afraid of the dark in the darkroom. He realized as well that the colours were amazing when photographed with the instant film so he began a long journey till today of research and experimentation in the use of this media.In the early nineties in fact, he decided to dedicate himself only to photography. It was the year 1991 when the collaboration with Polaroid Italy begins. He soon becomes its official testimonial and the book Polaroid Pro Art is published in 1995, a true cult book for those ones passionate about Polaroid.
In just an instant, Galimberti is able to visualize a complicated deconstruction of the subject he wants to photograph. This deconstruction is mathematical in its rigour and musical in its overall harmony With the same mosaic technique he makes portraits. In the 1999 he is first in the chart of photo portraitists of the magazine Class. The fame achieved with these unusual representations of faces takes him to the Venice Film Festival several times as official portraitist; in the 2003 his portrait of Johnny Depp will be the cover of The Times Magazines in England. He collaborated with leader companies as: Milan calcio, Fiat Auto, Kerakoll, Jaeger Lecoultre, Illy caffè, Nokia, Lancia Auto. Galimberti published important books about the main cities of the world such as New York, Venice, Berlin,Paris. He takes photographic workshops during the main Photo Festivals. His work is part of the most important art and photo collections. Galimberti is currently working on a book about Milan in occasion of the 2015 Expo.