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// Andrea is based in Sicily, Italy, working as a product photographer. In his spare time he loves to shoot conceptual photos or landscapes that he encounters on his way on weekends while out and about on his motorcycle. He has produced an intriguing abstract photo series using light and cardboard shapes to create this series about his inner world.

He began taking pictures in 2006, shooting friends on bikes. In 2009 began working as a photographer and editor for an Italian mtb web magazine, but then moved on in 2011 to Germany looking for inspiration. After working as a wedding and events photographer in Cologne and Luxemburg, he returned to Italy in 2017, where he found his own direction as a commercial and product photographer.

“Form itself, even if completely abstract … has its own inner sound.”

Wassily Kandinsky

What draws you to the arts?

“The places I see and what humans and nature together can make.”

What do you like best about abstract photo art such as the images you have shared with us?

“The colors and the peace this kind of lines give me.”

This series is an introspective into Andrea´s mind and the small worlds he loves to create in his studio. “I like to recreate what my eyes see in real life with my personal touch using my fantasy. It’s a game that I love to play and that helps me train my brain to stay always active.”

The technique he used is simple but effective: He used coloured sheets of cardboards and continuous light to shape shadows and create forms to recreate what he likes to call small architecture worlds in a minimalist way.

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To see more of his photography visit Andrea´s Instagram page and his website.