Surreal Photography of Francesco Romoli
About Francesco Romoli:
I’m 36 years old and I live in Pontedera, a small town near Pisa and Florence. I have a degree in computer science and I studied computer science and mathematics at the University of Pisa. Recently I studied photography at the center of contemporary photography Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence. But what about the post-production techniques are self-taught. For some time I have dedicated myself to the landscape, but then I realized that was not for me, i wanted to create something that did not exist.
My style is a mix between photography and digital graphics. I make much use of photoshop. Of course, my studies have helped me to fully understand this tool. I have a good familiarity with the computer tools, then learn how to use photoshop it was not very difficult. I like to experiment with different techniques. The result is very interesting.
I like to imagine things that do not exist. I’m a big fan of science fiction and fantasy. The many books I have read certainly have influence on my style. I am passionate about contemporary art. I read lots of books and magazines. I love artists like Sharrie Lavine, Barbara Kruger and Richard Prince. An artist that I really like is Maggie Taylor. The way of working of these and other artists definitely has influenced my work. Imaginary towns stems from the desire to create desolate landscapes and surreal.
Francesco Romoli was born in Pisa in 1977. Always interested in expressive forms of any type at age 14 he began to study guitar and music theory. He falls in love in computers in 1998 and started to work on hacking and net-art. He graduated in 2004 in Pisa in computer science. In 2010 begins to use Photoshop for his creations, halfway between graphic design and photography.
In 2012 he began studying at the center of contemporary photography Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence.
His other passions include skydiving and travel.