With this volume, Italian photographer Andrea Garuti returns to his favorite practice, the depiction of cities. Organized around the idea of “cardinal points,” it portrays buildings and urban views in Berlin (north), Las Vegas (west), Cairo (south) and Hong Kong (east) with a painterly blurring treatment that animates the structures.
Andrea Garuti, born in Florence in 1965, took up photography at the age of 13 under the guidance of his father, a photographer of architecture. From the mid 90’s onwards he alternated commissions from big multinationals (Etro, Fay, Champion...) with photojournalism for magazines such as Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Case da Abitare, Elle Decor, Amica, Io Donna and Vogue. In 2006 he held his first solo exhibition, Urbe tremula, at the Romberg arte spaces in Rome. Garuti’s work has developed recently into an admixture of painting and photography, whose technique involves the transfer of images reproduced on paper and plaster.