Stefano Rosselli

I was born in Livorno and spent my childhood in Piombino, a small industrial city by the sea, in the middle of the Tuscan coast. Growing up in a place where joking and making fun of ourselves was a way of life – and probably the best way to stay busy and out of trouble – definitely helped me develop an eye for the tragicomic side of human behavior. When I was 20, I started working with various humor magazines as a cartoonist of political satire and lifestyle. In 1989, at the age of 24, I moved to Milan to find a job in advertising. I worked as a creative and a creative director in several international agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Leagas Delaney, where I had the chance to collaborate with great photographers (Peter Lindbergh, Gian Paolo Barbieri to name a couple) and filmmakers, such as Zach Snyder, Luke Scott and many more. This experience helped me understand the incredible power of visual synthesis: it’s possible to tell entire stories in a single frame. I can’t always do it, but this is the goal of every photo I take. Working in advertising required me to create and talk about aspirational worlds where everybody can be beautiful and lead a perfect life—a world that doesn’t exist. I felt the need to counterbalance my job with personal photography that showed people in a more realistic way, stripped of stereotypes. And, in the spirit of my childhood, I tried to discover the unintentionally hilarious side of their behavior. I’m very attracted to and fascinated by human nature, especially when it reveals its inconsistencies and paradoxes. Though I hold serious photography in the highest esteem, I prefer adopting an ironic tone in my work, as I believe we should all learn not to take ourselves too seriously. We have to be able to laugh at our mistakes and at our wonderful imperfections. As the great photographer Elliott Erwitt said “You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.” I do.

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    After a one hour and three quarters journey from Manchester.I arrived at Blackpool.I remember it was a Friday evening at the end of June.

    In the bus there was me and a dozen of lively old men who, like me, wanted to spend the weekend in this seaside town.As soon as I got off the bus, I found myself immersed in a landscape that instantly conquered me.

    Blackpool has a set of different styles. It feels like being in the Los Angeles studios.
    I can’t say if this place is good or bad.
    Seeing a reproduction of the 158-meter-high Eiffel tower that flies over the town, struck me almost as much as the original one for sure. Who knows why they built it in the Queen’s Kingdom, knowing their rivalry with France.

    However, even the waterfront was not far behind.
    it was like being in a decadent Las Vegas with game arcades of all kinds.
    The noises of the slot machines and the dazzling colors of the casino lights invited you to look in the opposite direction, where you could admire the perfectly restored Victorian-style piers, more than 500 meters long, which reached out to the Irish sea, as if searching to find  some peace.
    The people I met were all incredibly interesting and photogenic too.
    Blackpool is a place beyond everything I ever knew  and for this very reason
    I spent 8 days photographing, instead of two.

     

    20x30cm
    120€

    Stefano Rosselli

    Blackpool 1

    AVAILABLE FOR 22 DAYS

  • SIZE
    25x25cm

    PRICE
    120

    After a one hour and three quarters journey from Manchester.I arrived at Blackpool.I remember it was a Friday evening at the end of June.

    In the bus there was me and a dozen of lively old men who, like me, wanted to spend the weekend in this seaside town.As soon as I got off the bus, I found myself immersed in a landscape that instantly conquered me.

    Blackpool has a set of different styles. It feels like being in the Los Angeles studios.
    I can’t say if this place is good or bad.
    Seeing a reproduction of the 158-meter-high Eiffel tower that flies over the town, struck me almost as much as the original one for sure. Who knows why they built it in the Queen’s Kingdom, knowing their rivalry with France.

    However, even the waterfront was not far behind.
    it was like being in a decadent Las Vegas with game arcades of all kinds.
    The noises of the slot machines and the dazzling colors of the casino lights invited you to look in the opposite direction, where you could admire the perfectly restored Victorian-style piers, more than 500 meters long, which reached out to the Irish sea, as if searching to find  some peace.
    The people I met were all incredibly interesting and photogenic too.
    Blackpool is a place beyond everything I ever knew  and for this very reason
    I spent 8 days photographing, instead of two.

     

    20x30cm
    120€

    Stefano Rosselli

    Blackpool 3

    AVAILABLE FOR 22 DAYS

  • SIZE
    25x25cm

    PRICE
    120

    After a one hour and three quarters journey from Manchester.I arrived at Blackpool.I remember it was a Friday evening at the end of June.

    In the bus there was me and a dozen of lively old men who, like me, wanted to spend the weekend in this seaside town.As soon as I got off the bus, I found myself immersed in a landscape that instantly conquered me.

    Blackpool has a set of different styles. It feels like being in the Los Angeles studios.
    I can’t say if this place is good or bad.
    Seeing a reproduction of the 158-meter-high Eiffel tower that flies over the town, struck me almost as much as the original one for sure. Who knows why they built it in the Queen’s Kingdom, knowing their rivalry with France.

    However, even the waterfront was not far behind.
    it was like being in a decadent Las Vegas with game arcades of all kinds.
    The noises of the slot machines and the dazzling colors of the casino lights invited you to look in the opposite direction, where you could admire the perfectly restored Victorian-style piers, more than 500 meters long, which reached out to the Irish sea, as if searching to find  some peace.
    The people I met were all incredibly interesting and photogenic too.
    Blackpool is a place beyond everything I ever knew  and for this very reason
    I spent 8 days photographing, instead of two.

     

    20x30cm
    120€

    Stefano Rosselli

    Blackpool 2

    AVAILABLE FOR 22 DAYS

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