Roberto Polillo


About

Born in Milan in 1946, Roberto lives between his native city, Rome and Miami. In the 1960s he photographed over a hundred jazz concerts, building up a complete gallery of portraits of the most important jazz musicians of the period. These images have been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions, and used for magazines, books, CD sleeves, and have been collected in his photographic book Swing, Bop & Free (2006. But then, after entering with his jazz images in the history of entertainment photography, in the early 1970s he decided to hang up his camera and embark on a completely different career, as both an entrepreneur in the computer software business and a university professor. In the early 2000’s he took up his camera again, exploring new different languages for travel art photography. Roberto’s primary objective is now to capture the genius loci of cities and countries. Like those nineteenth-century painters who sought the spirit of place with their brush, Roberto goes in search of the souls of the places with his camera. And so was born Impressions of the World, an artistic adventure that began more than a decade ago and led him to Venice, to Middle and Far East and to Central and North America. Exhibition and book Visions of Venice (2016) was the first chapter of this journey. Presently, he is trying to evocate with his images the future of big cities, with his explorations of the big metropolitan areas of the world, such as New York, Mexico City, Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Hong Kong and others (Future & The City project). To represent the spirit of the places, Roberto uses a particular artistic language, based on the ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) shooting technique, a form of expression that involves creating images with long exposures and moving the camera while taking the photo.

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Work Selection

Roberto Polillo - Beat of New York

Beat of New York

Roberto Polillo - Beat Of New York

Beat Of New York

Roberto Polillo - Beat Of Cuba

Beat Of Cuba

Roberto Polillo - Beat Of New York

Beat Of New York

Roberto Polillo - Beat Of Cuba

Beat Of Cuba

Roberto Polillo - Beat of Cuba

Beat of Cuba