Mattia Balsamini


Balsamini (1987) moved to Los Angeles in 2008, where he began his studies at Brooks Institute of California with a concentration in advertising photography. In 2010 he began working at David LaChapelle’s studio as a studio assistant and archivist. In 2011, after obtaining a BA with honorable mention, he returned to Italy. Since then, he has been teaching photography at IUAV University of Venice as well as photographing extensively technology and its sociological implications – focusing his attention on work as a factor of identity of man. Over the years he has carried out personal and editorial projects for institutions such as MIT, NASA and the Institute of Forensic Medicine University of Zurich. His images reveal an interest in people and their stories, the functional aspects of technology and the graphic elements of the ordinary. His images have been exhibited at the Milan Triennale, the MAXXI, the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco. He is currently represented by the photo agency Contrasto.