Saturday, 2 March 2013

Maurizio Galimberti: The Mosaic Maker

Johnny Depp

Celebrities have been photographed pretty much every which way: paparazzi-style, covering magazines, private mobile phone snaps. So it’s nice when someone captures them in a way that actually makes you look twice.

This is what Italian-born Maurizio Galimberti,born in 1956 and full-time photographer since early 1990, does with his grid-like representation of faces, using the good old Polaroid.

Lady Gaga

The series is called “Celebrity Works” and features a few of my favorites: Johnny Depp, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sting, Benicio Del Toro, and Lady Gaga, George Clooney, Robert De Niro, and Javier Bardem.

Benicio Del Toro

George Clooney

Having collaborated with Polaroid Italia his first year into the business, and becoming their official spokesperson a few years later, the man often referred to as “The Mosaic Maker” has had his work featured on the cover of The Times (England), campaigns of top brands like Jaeger Lecoultre, Nokia, and Illy caffè, and was the official portraitist of the Venice Film Festival.

Robert De Niro

Javier Bardem


Catherine Zeta-Jones
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All images courtesy of Maurizio Galimberti 

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