Alessandro Vasapolli was born in Turin in 1988. He graduated in economics from ESCP Europe in 2012, obtaining a triple degree: Italian, English, and French. He lived for just under a decade between Paris, London, and Turin before returning to Italy permanently in 2019.
Intrigued by the perception of reality by humans, the artist’s ultimate challenge is to create an authentic photo, without any post-production, that is as far from reality as possible.
During his university years, he turned his youthful passion for photography into a profession, starting out as a fashion photographer before dedicating himself entirely to art. Completely self-taught, he initially focused on the study of film, from 35mm to 4x5, black and white, positive and negative, and printing in the darkroom, a room that is still present in his studio today. These works led him to develop a personal algorithm that, applied directly to the digital camera, causes the photo to be generated directly with colors that would otherwise be unreproducible with any other means of post-production. All of the author’s photographs are absolutely original, just as they come out of the camera.
Another peculiar technical feature of the artist is the use of special optical filters, produced by him using different methods and substances.
The shots always come to life in his studio, in front of large canvases used as backgrounds, which he paints himself using various techniques.
All prints, due to the high level of complexity in their preparation, are produced directly by the author in his personal printing laboratory in order to personally take care of every detail in their creation and ensure maximum fidelity and quality.