Italian Gianfilippo De Rossi (Rome, 1987), is now based in Los Angeles where he found the perfect place where to get inspired by photography. He had soon captured what the United States could make him gain in this field, as he studied photography at the Santa Monica College to then meet and learn all the essential techniques thanks to a collaboration with renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland.
During the past years, De Rossi has then worked for some of the biggest newspapers and magazines, such as Vanity Fair and the Rolling Stones or Il Giornale and Il Messaggero (famous Italian newspapers).
In his Urban Lansdcape series he focuses on Los Angeles with a different eye, hence he neglected to represent the Angel’s City as all palm trees and beach wears, instead he opted for bright geometries and total absence of everyday commercials, as for people or any kind of trend.
The result is an abstract vision made of buildings and saturated tones, to recreate an aesthetic comparable to De Chirico, with his desolated environments, full-bodied colors, and geometric shapes. This was a successful project that de Rossi undertook, as he has always worked as street photographer and photojournalist.
Urban Landscape is also a project he carried on for 2 years. It was born from the need to find precision in the composition of the architecture of the city of Los Angeles, as a challenge to find a harmony of lines and colors in a city of 10 million people. So the subject he shoots is not fairly important, rather it’s the composition itself and the balance of the elements in it.
You may view more of Gianfilippo De Rossi’s work here.