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Essays: Andrea Rocca

Essays: Andrea Rocca

"Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who never speaks seriously." - Oscar Wilde

Andrea Rocca (Milan, 1967) is a specialist in street photography, mainly focused on people and art. He currently resides in London, United Kingdom. He began his career as a documentary and advertising photographer while still in high school in the mid-1980s.

In 1989, he moved to London, where he had to choose between studying photography or music. He chose the latter, aiming to pursue a career as a composer for film, dance, and theater. In this field, he wrote music for feature films, contemporary dance companies, documentaries, and television programs.

In the early 2000s, he decided to return to photography. Currently, he composes, performs, and produces work for other artists in his recording studio, alongside his photographic projects, where he uses both analog and digital film. The main threads of his work as a photographer are surrealism, mental illnesses, eroticism, states of trance, the inherent tension and humor of horror films and stories, with childhood fears and longings; as well as the immanent presence of people's lives in deserted places and discarded objects.

16 May 2024

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