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About me

My name is Flavio Zamberlan, i’m 44 years old and live in Rome, Italy. I currently work for the Chamber of Deputies as a parliamentary assistant. I’ve been working on my photography for ten years and I have experience in most of its practical applications. As a child I was fascinated by image and had an intuitive sense of its power, then the long hours spent in front of the lens confirmed this vocation and thought me the ability of photography to capture, in an instant, the truth of the incessant flow of life. I now feel however that in the last two years I have found my true path:  the street photography. Away from the Palace where I work, where order is a fiction necessary for rituals that seems empty, there’s the disordered but authentic movement of life. It’s here that I feel in my element, where I discovered the smells, the lights, the colors in other words the continuous modification of the shape. It’s my experience on the streets that has shown me how to stop the unstoppable, how to capture in unique and unrepeatable images the order and the harmony hidden underneath the seeming chaos of metropolitan life. There is a tension in me between my passion and my work that is solved only through photography. Away from the formal perfection of political traditions there is something profoundly imperfect, but also profoundly true, in the convulsive life of the city. In the last two year, I’ve been to Cuba, Tokyo, New York, South Korea, Malaga and London. Walking alone in the streets…me and my leica trying to make a passing moment everlasting. This has revealed to me how every city is, above anything else a unique space with its own symbols, archetypes, values, and ideas. As for me I’m not interested in displaying my values, I don’t want to show who I am rather than to show who we are, to show the authenticity of life in the streets. In fact the most important thing that street photography has thought me is that relationships invite us to show a social face to the world but in the paradoxical solitude of the crowded city each person reveals who he or she truly is, reveals us the authentic substance that moves behind the mask of social conventions. Thus, capturing the true essence of the people, the inimitable trait of each, I’ve been able to experience a feeling of profound empathy. Perhaps is this that pushes me every day, again and again onto the streets in search of new revelations.

 

Reflection
Reflection
New York, NY, USA
America
America
New York, NY, USA
At the bus stop
At the bus stop
London, UK
Sweet Smiles
Sweet Smiles
Seoul, South Korea
The Boss
The Boss
Seoul, South Korea
Who’s the dog?
Who’s the dog?
Havana, Cuba
Adieu
Adieu
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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